Café 78 at MOCAD
Dave Kwiatkowski and Marc Djozlija of The Sugar House and Wright & Company Open a New Café + Bar at MOCAD
SUNDAYS AT CAFÉ 78
Jamaican Queens/Ritual Howls (DJ Sets) + Uneek Collection
Sunday, August 30, 11 - 5pm
Café 78 invites you to immerse yourself in a sumptuous brunch of beats, art, and pop-up shopping. Contemporary leaders of the Detroit electronic music club community create the sonic ambience while guests enjoy classic cocktails, an array of Anthology coffee drinks, and a menu of seasonal food specialties curated by James Beard Award-nominated chef Marc Djozlija. Plus, the MOCAD galleries are open! The series happens every Sunday from 11am - 5pm.
Jamaican Queens' Ryan Spencer has been involved in the Detroit music scene for the last 12 years, throwing both underground parties and experimental rock shows. Ritual Howls’ Ben Saginaw has been a key component to the burgeoning underground rock and art scene since 2008.
The fashion and music brand Uneek Collection keeps one mantra in mind, "My Life, My Brand" which embodies their mission of Unifying Nationalities by Encouraging Education & Knowledge.
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Bar Fight 4
Sunday, August 30, 6:30 - 9pm
Bar Fight at Café 78 is a five month Iron-Chef style bartender competition!
- One bartender per bar, per round
- Bartenders must bring their own tools
- Each round will have a secret ingredient that must be used in each drink
- Cafe 78 will provide all spirits, mixers & ingredients
- Bartenders will have ten minutes to make 3 drinks for judges and complete the challenge for that round.
- The bartenders will than batch out drinks for the customers that purchased Judge cards
- The winner from each round moves on to the finals, ROUND 5
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Café 78 Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Café 78, located at 4454 Woodward Avenue inside MOCAD, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It opens at 8am Tuesday through Friday and at 10am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. A full drink and food menu is available. There is free parking in the MOCAD parking lot off of Garfield Street and free Wi-Fi. For more information and information about our rental events, please call 313.832.6622.
Members save 10% on their Café 78 purchases.
Recent Press for Café 78
"Café 78 Joins Midtown’s Brunch Crowd With Popover Breakfast Sandwiches"
Eater.com, April 7, 2015
"MOCAD switches things up with Café 78"
Detroit MetroTimes, March 18, 2015
"Cafe 78 brings quality dining to MOCAD"
Detroit News, March 4, 2015
"10 New Detroit Openings You Need to Check Out"
Thrillist, March 3, 2015
"3 metro Detroit chefs gratified by Beard recognition"
Detroit Free Press, February 23, 2015
"Cafe 78, a new bar and eatery inside MOCAD, opens Friday"
Model D, February 3, 2015
"The 19 Most Anticipated Bar Openings 2015"
Eater National, January 12, 2015
"Cafe 78 to open in February inside MOCAD"
Crain's Detroit Business, January 7, 2015
"The 12 Most Anticipated Detroit Openings of Winter/Spring 2015"
Eater.com, January 7, 2015
Café 78 Catering and Bar Packages
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Detroit, MI – MOCAD is pleased to announce that Dave Kwiatkowski (owner of The Sugar House, Wright & Company) and Marc Djozlija (formerly of Wolfgang Puck, co-owner of Wright & Company) will open a new café and bar at MOCAD. Café 78 will open to the public February 6, 2015 in conjunction with MOCAD’s winter exhibitions.
Café 78 is located inside MOCAD, which was built as an auto dealership. Café 78 recalls the dealers' "Rule of 78s" to calculate interest. Designed by Daniel Moskop of Dan Huffman Architecture, the 4,800-square-foot space will allow seating for 179 people and feature a 14-foot bar, as well as table seating. Plywood paneling and phenolic coated plywood create a common material language for the new café, which adds warmth to the industrial aesthetic of the space. Using minimal detailing and a simple material pallet the design is a clean and thoughtful addition to the space. The existing 14’ glass garage door provides natural light and creates a connection to the streetscape.
Café 78 will operate beyond MOCAD’s Museum hours with coffee and breakfast service starting at 8am and will feature Anthology coffee and pastries from Pinwheel Bakery in Ferndale. At 11am the menu will transition from breakfast to lunch and dinner service with a menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches. In addition the menu features a full bar with craft cocktails and the popular bar snack spiced cashews.
Bartenders trained at both Wright & Company and The Sugar House will serve a selection of beers, wines, and craft cocktails inspired by artwork in the Museum. “We are extremely excited to partner with MOCAD, and feel Café 78 will both enhance the museum experience and also draw a new crowd that possibly wouldn’t have visited the museum otherwise," says Dave Kwiatkowski, owner of The Sugar House and co-owner of Wright & Company.
"We are delighted to partner with Café 78," said Elysia Borowy-Reeder, MOCAD’s Executive Director. “Their excellent, creative and internationally-inspired food and beverages and premiere service standards are a great match for the Museum, where we want to provide memorable experiences for our visitors and Members, whether they enjoy a lunch or light snack during a visit to the Museum, or an elegant catered dinner at a private evening affair."
Press Release Available Here