From Our Editors
Five Things to Know About Muka
When owner Jean-Luc Kayigire wanted to make Muka more of a gathering space for foodies and local artists, he stopped at nothing—he even tore down the walls. The recently remodeled brasserie includes room for live music on Sundays and work for local artists.
- Muka serves three unique blends of coffee from Red Bay Coffee Roasters. The blends are sourced from Burundi (Kayigire’s birthplace), Rwanda (his father’s birthplace), and Tanzania (his mother’s birthplace).
- Unexpected cocktails accompany the classics. You could choose a sidecar, or you could get a cocktail such as the Fleur de Jalisco with lavender tequila, elderflower, and Cocchi Rose.
- The organic croissants are baked every morning at 4 a.m.. The cafe also offers Asian-inspired sandwiches and vegan options, such as quinoa salad.
- There’s French wine by the glass and beer on tap. The 1664 Kronenbourg, a French pilsner on tap, is rare on the West Coast.
- Happy hour is 2–6 p.m. every day. All adult beverages cost $5 during this magical, joyous time.