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Tri-City Cafés

Dine-in lunch program has been replaced by Cafe Delivery and Grab & Go Curbside Pickup programs due to COVID-19 facility closures. Preregistration is required for both programs. For more information, email or call (510) 981-5190.


  • Cafe Delivery: Available to Berkeley Senior Center members who live in Berkeley. Must be present to accept delivery. Delivered Monday & Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am. Suggested donation of $15/week (age 60+), or $25/week (age 55-59). 
  • Grab & Go Curbside Pickup: Available to Berkeley residents 60 years of age or older. Pickups on Tuesdays, 11:30am-1:00pm. Suggested donation of $15/week. 


The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Most City buildings, including Senior Centers, are closed to the public. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.

The Tri-City Cafés offer casual, reasonably-priced dining exclusively for the older adult.  Café meals are tasty and nutritious. Each meal is low in fat and salt and has at least one vitamin C-rich course, and three meals a week include a vitamin A-rich course. Café meals are available to those that are 60 years or older or the spouse of a person aged 60 years or over who they are accompanying to the café.   


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Tri-City Cafés are conveniently located in our senior centers in Berkeley as well as senior centers in Albany and Emeryville.  


North Berkeley Senior Center
1900 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-5190 

Henry Ramsey Jr. South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 981-5170 

$3.00 per meal for age 60 and over (suggested contribution)  
$5.00 for those under the age of 60

Lunch: Monday - Friday, 12:00 PM 



Albany Senior Center
846 Masonic Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 524-9122
*membership may be required

Cost:  $4.00 per meal (suggested contribution)

Dinner: Monday - Friday, 4:00 PM


Emeryville Senior Center (Veterans Memorial)
4321 Salem Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 596-3730
*membership may be required

Cost: $2.50 per meal (suggested contribution)

Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:45 AM


Program participation is not limited with regard to race, color, national origin, gender, or handicap.  The meals are provided with Title III Older Americans Act Funds, administered through the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging. 

Related Resources 

Meals on Wheels
Provides home-delivered, well balanced meals to homebound seniors ages 60 and older.

Mercy Brown Bag Program
Distributes a grocery bag of nutritional food to low-income seniors twice a month. 

2-1-1 Information & Referral

The City of Berkeley supports the 2-1-1 Information and Referral Phone Line to help people find affordable housing and critical social services in Berkeley and in Alameda County.   








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