Monthly Dinner - Tastes of Britain

June 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

For many people the thought of British food conjures up horror; a bland meal of overcooked meat and veg, or at best an homage to pub grub: tasty but unimaginative. Overcoming this is the challenge we took on when we selected this theme this month and we predict and hope that guests will be pleasantly surprised. The bland options that represent British cuisine are similar to the boring meals made in average household in many cultures and not the rich potential of the country's history.

Monthly Dinner - Tastes of Spain

March 22, 2014, 7:00 pm

Our monthly dinner is a week earlier than usual this month to accomodate a big birthday bash the following weekend. This is the first time we are repeating a country in two and a half years of Orbis being around. The last time we toured through Spanish flavors and cuisine our format for the dinner was very different and we are excited to give it another go!

Cost is $35 / person. BYOB - no corkage. Please make your reservation with Sonja or leave your number with the barista and she will confirm with you.

Tastes of Sweden - Monthly Dinner

January 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

Our chosen country for this month's brunches and dinner is Sweden.

Reservations are required for the dinner as seating is limited. The menu is fixed and as usual will involve a series of appetizers and small plates featuring vegetable, fish and meat dishes. We will try to accomodate eating restrictions if advance notice is received but for some plates this might not be possible. The price is $35 per person and we are BYOB.

The Chalk Outlines - Black Friday

November 29, 2013, 7:00 pm

The Chalk Outlines return to Orbis Caffe on Black Friday. If the show is as good as the last time it will be a blast. We be serving up some Black Friday small plates and of course its BYOB. Seating is limited so if you want to secure a spot, cough up the $5 cover ahead of time and get on the list.

Follow those cool but crazy cats @TCOutlines.

Jazz for Tapagém

November 23, 2013, 7:00 pm

Orbis Caffe is hosting Jazz for Tapagem! The event is for University of Pittsburgh's chapter of Engineers without Borders' international project - bringing clean water to a group of villages in the Tapagem, Para, region in Brazil. Live music by a Jazz combo, featuring Jake Churton and Alex Kaufman. There will be a complimentary cocktail and a dinner menu available. BYOB.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Orbis Caffe or by emailing

Tastes of Chile Dinner

September 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

We are staying in South America for September's brunches and dinner but moving over to the West Coast to  Chile. Although they are of course known for their wine, Chilean cuisine is rather less known. It is highly likely that there will be Cerviche on the menu as well as other fish, such as sea bass or salmon caught in the rich, cold waters off the coast.