Oscura Café & Bar

Oscura Café & Bar The coffee culture experience has flourished over the past few years, Oscura Cafe & Bar aims to be a new Bradenton staple and to get in on the buzz.
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Price Range: ££

Operating as usual

Howdy, Bradenton!Oh, where do we start? Well, above all, thanks so much for welcoming us so warmly into your community, ...
11/04/2020

Howdy, Bradenton!

Oh, where do we start? Well, above all, thanks so much for welcoming us so warmly into your community, where we have made our home these last few years. It has truly been an honor serving you, to bring you quality, approachable coffee, food, and hospitality, and to be host to the Friendly City Flea, countless musical acts local and touring, art shows, and even a few wedding receptions. It's been a privilege, really.

So many lives have been disrupted by the pandemic - ours included. You have been so patient with us through our many modifications to our practices, to our hours and menus, and with all of the adjustments we've made in response to the new and constant challenges we've collectively faced throughout the better part of a year now. 

However, in the face of persisting challenges such as these, we have decided to leave our current downtown location. 

Our final day of service at 540 13th Street will be Sunday, November 15th. With the exception of Veteran's Day on Wednesday, November 11th, on which we'll be closed, we will observe our normal hours of operation until our last day:

Tuesday - Saturday: 8 am - 4pm
Sunday: 9 am - 4pm 

This isn't "goodbye", but a "see you later". Stay tuned for what's next - we're not going far. But, in the meantime, we'll miss you all, and we'll miss being on 13th Street. Thanks for everything.

See you Tuesday!
10/04/2020

See you Tuesday!

What’s your go to drink to start your morning? Ours is an @oatly latte!
09/01/2020

What’s your go to drink to start your morning? Ours is an @oatly latte!

Hi friends! We’ll be closed today to take care of some necessary tasks but will be back to business as usual tomorrow! T...
08/31/2020

Hi friends! We’ll be closed today to take care of some necessary tasks but will be back to business as usual tomorrow! Thanks for your continual support and understanding through these times!

Oscura Growlers ➖ available in 32oz & 64oz! (empty or filled)aside from us being pumped to add these to our retail merch...
07/22/2020

Oscura Growlers ➖ available in 32oz & 64oz! (empty or filled)

aside from us being pumped to add these to our retail merchandise, we 🖤 the idea of us traveling with you and keeping you stocked up on your favorite Oscura bev! fill these guys up with lattes, cold brew, teas, kombucha, lemonades ~ the list goes on! save time by calling in your order ahead of time + bring ‘em back for a refill to receive a discount ✨

bagels are BACK starting Monday🤘 and we’ve got assorted, house-made cream cheeses to shmear allllll over them. Available...
07/18/2020

bagels are BACK starting Monday🤘 and we’ve got assorted, house-made cream cheeses to shmear allllll over them. Available in-store or for call ahead pick-up only due to limited daily variety.

P.s. - pop in & check out our bagel sandwich options, these WON’T let you down 🙏

hey everyone! we’ve officially added the “catering” option to our online store. grab platters, trays, and gallons of all...
07/15/2020

hey everyone! we’ve officially added the “catering” option to our online store. grab platters, trays, and gallons of allllll the delicious and b-e-a-utiful (name that movie) things we have at the cafe +++ more! 😋

✨go to the “catering” tab to browse, and order straight from the website or give us a call/email!

oscura-inc.square.site
(941) 782-8798
[email protected]

happy sunday! swing by, say hi, + grab a snack and your favorite drink to end the week ✨
07/12/2020

happy sunday! swing by, say hi, + grab a snack and your favorite drink to end the week ✨

BOTD - Bizarre Gardening Accident, A Prickly Pear & Lychee Florida-Style Weisse that is the perfect mixture of tangy + t...
07/10/2020

BOTD - Bizarre Gardening Accident, A Prickly Pear & Lychee Florida-Style Weisse that is the perfect mixture of tangy + tart. SUPER crushable in this Florida heat ~ 10/10 would definitely recommend. ⁣

Don’t forget ~ we’re offering 10% off each can of beer taken to-go, and 20% for 6 or more!

nothin’ like an order of our Benedictine toast to fill your snack craving and treat your taste buds  (wait ‘til you get ...
07/07/2020

nothin’ like an order of our Benedictine toast to fill your snack craving and treat your taste buds (wait ‘til you get a bite of the cucumber infused cream cheese on this one) 😋

let’s taco-bout our street tacos 🌮 get mojo pork, chicken, or all bean (vegetarian) tacos on warm tortillas ~ dressed wi...
07/03/2020

let’s taco-bout our street tacos 🌮

get mojo pork, chicken, or all bean (vegetarian) tacos on warm tortillas ~ dressed with house-made black bean spread, tomatillo salsa, chopped red cabbage, crumbly cojita cheese + fresh cilantro. (ask about our house habanero salsa if you’re craving some heat) available on our late night weekend menu from 5pm - close!

don’t forget about these ~ order a 4 pack of your favorite Oscura bev and keep ‘em in your fridge at home or work! bring...
07/01/2020

don’t forget about these ~ order a 4 pack of your favorite Oscura bev and keep ‘em in your fridge at home or work! bring the clean glassware back for a refill and get a discount, too 🖤

(order online to avoid the wait ~ link in bio)

hi all~in the light of the present circumstances we find ourselves in Florida, we feel it is our responsibility to recon...
06/29/2020

hi all~

in the light of the present circumstances we find ourselves in Florida, we feel it is our responsibility to reconsider and modify our practices and current operating hours.

effective tomorrow, Monday, June 29, our hours will be 8am-4pm, Monday-Thursday, 8am-10pm on Friday & Saturday, and 9am-4pm on Sundays.

every drink and food item will continue to be served in to-go containers exclusively and we do encourage you to grab your goods and go - but that doesn't mean that you can't sit on a reprieve from the hot day or from your office and enjoy lunch - but when you're finished, please mosey along!

we KNOW you're all very much over working from home, but we please request you don't linger indoors with us for too long. we kindly ask that you all please observe social distancing when inside our space, not congregate in large groups, and that you wear a mask when approaching the counter to order - we wear one for you, please wear one for us.

again: thank you for your continued patience and support, through all of our updates and changes in our operating hours. we promise things will be better when they can be. let’s continue to curate positivity during these confusing times 🖤

new bottles in ~ and they are just CRUSHABLE in this hot weather. available by the glass and by the bottle - but take $1...
06/27/2020

new bottles in ~ and they are just CRUSHABLE in this hot weather.

available by the glass and by the bottle - but take $10 OFF when you take them home.

✨P.S. - we’re offering 10% off each can of beer taken to-go, and 20% for 6 or more!

black bean burger 👏🏼house-made black bean patty + topped with fresh tomatoes, shrettuce, sliced avocado, house pickled o...
06/26/2020

black bean burger 👏🏼

house-made black bean patty + topped with fresh tomatoes, shrettuce, sliced avocado, house pickled onions, pepper jack cheese, & chipotle aioli, sandwiched between a brioche bun ~ veggie or not, you’ll 🖤 this fresh and delicious sammy

available 5pm - close
(ask about our other veggie, vegan, & GF options when you’re in!)

BOTD - Mango Cart Wheat Ale, sessionable 😋 fruited wheat ale with a creamy body, bursting with juicy, sweet golden mango...
06/25/2020

BOTD - Mango Cart Wheat Ale, sessionable 😋 fruited wheat ale with a creamy body, bursting with juicy, sweet golden mango ~ crack one open with us this weekend!

Piña Colada Latte ~ reduced pineapple and brown sugar syrup, house coconut cream, + oat milk. topped with coconut-based ...
06/24/2020

Piña Colada Latte ~

reduced pineapple and brown sugar syrup, house coconut cream, + oat milk. topped with coconut-based whipped cream + toasted coconut flake 🥥

the p e r f e c t pick-me-up for these hot Florida summer days

H A P P Y ~ M O N D A YGrab your fav latte and toast to kick start your day with us from 8am - 2pm! Can’t make it in tim...
06/22/2020

H A P P Y ~ M O N D A Y

Grab your fav latte and toast to kick start your day with us from 8am - 2pm! Can’t make it in time? We’ll be here again from 5pm - 10pm serving up coffee, beer, wine, and late night food options 😎 see ya soon!

Need to stock up on some goods for the weekend, or a last-minute gift for Dad? We’ve got you covered! Grab some house-ma...
06/19/2020

Need to stock up on some goods for the weekend, or a last-minute gift for Dad? We’ve got you covered! Grab some house-made pickles, kimchi, sauces, or dips, or take home a growler (32 or 64 oz) of our cold brew, teas, or beer - bring the growler back for a discounted refill! @ Oscura Café & Bar

an Oscura classic: The Cuban. house-made and really loved by us - we stack sliced ham, slow-roasted pork marinated in mo...
06/16/2020

an Oscura classic: The Cuban.

house-made and really loved by us - we stack sliced ham, slow-roasted pork marinated in mojo, provolone cheese, house dill pickles, a drizzle of garlic mayo and mustard on fresh Cuban bread straight from Ybor City, and press it to order on the griddle - a classic. Pro-tip: try with our house-fermented habanero salsa if you like it hot. ((we know it’s calling your name))

Wow. Just wow. We are floored by the outpouring of support from our community in this time of need, and in this time of ...
06/15/2020

Wow. Just wow. We are floored by the outpouring of support from our community in this time of need, and in this time of great uncertainty. We want to formally say THANK YOU to each and every on of the 27 donors who have donated over $3,000 these last few weeks - but we also want to thank each and every one of you who stop in for coffee and tea, sandwiches and dogs, and to those that have shared our posts, bought gift cards, and who have simply continued to support us throughout this whole experience. We've said it before and we will say it again: WE WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT YOU, BRADENTON! We love you. Cheers to you, and cheers to the future. We're grateful and we're hopeful.

kickin’ off the weekend with some kimchi hotdogs 👏🏼👏🏼get one or two all beef (or vegetarian) hotdogs, topped with home-g...
06/12/2020

kickin’ off the weekend with some kimchi hotdogs 👏🏼👏🏼

get one or two all beef (or vegetarian) hotdogs, topped with home-grown, house-made kimchi, pickled onion, gochujang aioli, shredded carrot, and sesame seeds - available allllllll night 😎

hot lavender matcha latte & oat milk ~ ooof! we 🖤 it so matcha
06/11/2020

hot lavender matcha latte & oat milk ~ ooof! we 🖤 it so matcha

Tuesday calls for tacossss 😋 our house-made street tacos are available from 5pm - close, 2 for $9. We take the same mojo...
06/09/2020

Tuesday calls for tacossss 😋 our house-made street tacos are available from 5pm - close, 2 for $9. We take the same mojo-braised pork that makes our Cuban so irresistible and build it into some killer tacos - dressed with a spread of refried black beans, our tomatillo salsa, chopped red cabbage, some crumbly cotija cheese, and fresh cilantro. Ask for the habanero salsa if you’re craving some heat 🔥

++ we recommend pairing these with a Hobo Life session IPA // sweet tea sangria

HEY everyone, exciting news here: we’re expanding our operating hours! Our day time hours are 8am - 2pm, Monday to Satur...
06/08/2020

HEY everyone, exciting news here: we’re expanding our operating hours!

Our day time hours are 8am - 2pm, Monday to Saturday, where we will have our cafe menu available that you all know and love.

Our late night hours are Monday to Saturday, 5pm - late. During these hours you can enjoy some cool new menu items, a cocktail menu, and some awesome specials, games, and events. We’re PUMPED to get our calendar filled, so stay tuned!

Of course, we are open Sundays, but only from 9am - 4pm. (For now)

We’re STOKED about this announcement and we want to say thanks SO much for your support. See you soon folks!

BOTD - Based in Massachusetts, Lord Hobo is motivated to making world-class beer accessible to the everyman. “Boom Sauce...
06/05/2020

BOTD - Based in Massachusetts, Lord Hobo is motivated to making world-class beer accessible to the everyman. “Boom Sauce” is their flagship Double IPA, brewed with six hop varietals, a blend of three grains, and clocking in at 7.8% ABV, this big boy packs a punch. On the lighter side is “Hobo Life” - a dry-hopped session IPA with tons of lime, grapefruit, and citra hops.

Get these tall boys for happy hour prices all day everyday - check the link in our bio for more options on beer + wine so you can stock up for your weekend shenanigans 🍻

WE'RE HIRING!! Interested in being apart of the team? We're now accepting applications!Here's what we're looking for:~ B...
06/04/2020

WE'RE HIRING!! Interested in being apart of the team? We're now accepting applications!

Here's what we're looking for:
~ Baristas (must be 18+)
~ Kitchen (must be 18+)
~ Strength in Customer Service, Teamwork, and Integrity
(experience preferred but not required.)

Please follow this link to apply:
https://www.oscuracafe.com/join-the-team
Attached resumes greatly appreciated!*

Today, we had plans to post a photo of a Cuban sandwich or an iced latte, maybe a beer or a bottle of wine - but doing s...
06/01/2020

Today, we had plans to post a photo of a Cuban sandwich or an iced latte, maybe a beer or a bottle of wine - but doing so in the present context would be a willful denial of the movement erupting around us. Instead, we are calling for a moment of silence for George Floyd, Ahmaud Abery, and every other Person of Color that has been a victim of police brutality and the institution of systemic racism. This is nothing new - but what is, is that we can no longer stand quiet and complacent in the face of hate and inequality.

We pledge to do and to be better today, tomorrow, and everyday moving forward, and we challenge you to do the same. Black Lives Matter. 🖤

Cheeeeers to the weekend - we’ll drink to that 🍻Did you know our operating hours have extended to 10 PM? we’ve got coffe...
05/30/2020

Cheeeeers to the weekend - we’ll drink to that 🍻

Did you know our operating hours have extended to 10 PM? we’ve got coffee, food, and booze up for grabs so call your people and come hang with us!

Sunday - Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Friday & Saturday: 8am to 10pm

WKND specials are HERE: featuring our chicken sandwich & mojo tacos  ~⁣⁣We’re pumped to announce our NEW late night menu...
05/29/2020

WKND specials are HERE: featuring our chicken sandwich & mojo tacos ~⁣

We’re pumped to announce our NEW late night menu for you and your peeps to enjoy. From 4pm - 10pm on Fridays & Saturdays, we are serving up our full cafe drink menu, limited cocktail menu, and food menu! Swing by and grab it all to-go or stay and chilllllll with us 🍻 @ Oscura Café & Bar

BOTD - Coming to us all the way from Ontario, Collective Arts is a grassroots brewery dedicated to bringing together the...
05/28/2020

BOTD - Coming to us all the way from Ontario, Collective Arts is a grassroots brewery dedicated to bringing together the art of craft brewing and emerging musicians and artists. We’re proud to offer three great styles from them: “Jam up the Mash” is a tart, refreshing, perfectly hopped sour with a dry finish; “ Stranger than Fiction” is an award-winning, full-bodied porter with plenty of roasty, nutty sweetness balanced with a pale-ale-reminiscent finish; more crisp than bitter, “Ransack the Universe” is a light tropical IPA gushing with mango and citrus.

the coolest art for some really tasty craft tall boys - sip ‘em in the Kava Garden our back or order them to-go online now 🤘🏽

we are luvin’ these mix & match 4 packs because they’re perfect for stockpiling your favorite Oscura bevs (++ for those ...
05/27/2020

we are luvin’ these mix & match 4 packs because they’re perfect for stockpiling your favorite Oscura bevs (++ for those who can’t decide)

order them online ahead of time to avoid the wait 👉🏼 link here: https://oscura-inc.square.site/growlers

Hey friends- First of all, thank you. We want to express how thankful we are of the crazy amounts of love and support we...
05/26/2020

Hey friends- First of all, thank you. We want to express how thankful we are of the crazy amounts of love and support we've gotten from you all - we could not have done any of this without you.

This message to you comes from a feeling and place of uncertainty - which we know you all relate to right now. We ask our team and ourselves these questions frequently - What's to come? How much longer will our resources last for? How will we stay afloat and compensate our dedicated staff? The fact is: we genuinely don't know. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the well-being of our lovely little cafe... and we need help.

We have been approached by you, our supportive customers, to set up a fundraising platform - and at the beginning of all this, we didn't think we'd need it. We took advantage of our temporary closure to focus on the much-needed improvements inside the shop - the "silver-lining", if you will. We've been tirelessly working toward our re-launch and our official grand re-opening - but unfortunately, that plan must be postponed.

We have decided to put our egos aside and create a GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/f/oscura-cafe-and-bar-support). So, we are here to humbly ask you to donate. We cannot express how eternally grateful we are for your support.

We are eager to get back to ourselves: to sling you a pressed Cuban Sandwich or a lavender latte; to host local and traveling bands, to host the Friendly City Flea, to host workshops, and seminars; to create and maintain a place where the members of our thriving community can come together over the arts, over music, over a dang good cup of coffee. And we have plans for a bigger and better future. We're growing.

But we need your help to get there. If you can, please consider donating. And if you can't, please consider sharing our cause.

In the meantime, we are still serving limited grab & go food, coffee and tea, as well as some killer deals on wine, beer, and pantry items to-go. Contactless pick-up is absolutely still an option.

Our promise to ourselves, this amazing town we call home, and to YOU is this: we will always pay it forward. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

All the best and more,
The Oscura Family

New at the shop: bulk pantry items! We now have a variety of to-go options that include our house-made hummus, black bea...
05/25/2020

New at the shop: bulk pantry items! We now have a variety of to-go options that include our house-made hummus, black bean dip, tomato soup, pickled veggies + more! All are large enough to share ‘em with your people (....or don’t 😋).

✨NOW AVAILABLE✨ Get a 4-pack of your favorite Oscura bevs ~ lattes, teas, lemonades ~ and customize them to your liking....
05/20/2020

✨NOW AVAILABLE✨
Get a 4-pack of your favorite Oscura bevs ~ lattes, teas, lemonades ~ and customize them to your liking. Keep these guys in your fridge for four servings of deliciousness whenever you freakin’ feel like it @ Oscura Café & Bar

Address

540 13th Street W
Bradenton, FL
34205

Telephone

+19417828798

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Services

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Our vision is to bring local businesses together to transform our city into something invigorating and new. Bradenton craves a collective hub for artists, entrepreneurs, students, and more to come together. We aim to fill that need by partnering with small businesses, artists, and renowned roasters to bring an entirely new experience to our city.

Located in the heart of downtown Bradenton - minutes from Riverwalk, Village of the Arts, and Main Street - we are surrounded by some of the city’s best small businesses.

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Do you have outdoor seating?
Hope the whole team is healthy and doing well! Miss my favorite coffee spot! Any idea when you guys may be reopening?
Hey I had an interview at oscura a week or so ago. I've been calling but haven't been able to reach anyone. I just wanted a follow up or and update on when you'll be reaching out to hire/not hire. I hope you can get back to me!
When is the next Harry Potter trivia? 😍😁
Good food, nice atmosphere, convenient hours. Lending library has good books
Great coffee and a great atmosphere! The staff are incredible and extremely friendly!
Found a lil Gem downtown Bradenton. DELICIOUS COLD BREEEEWW!! I have literally been to every coffee shop incld find since I've been back here and I was begining to lose hope for good Cold Brew. I love the atmosphere of this place its a perfect amount of shwank for my blood. The guys are sooo super nice and welcoming!! Im thinkin this is gunna be my new spot!! Thhhaaankk yoooooou fellas for the amazing coffee!! #COLDBREWISTHEBESTBREW #SHWANKYLILCOFFEESHOP #THANKFULIFOUNDYOU
Great place!
But but...why was HIMYM canceled 😞
Menu?
I just had the turkey/brie sandwich at Oscura. YUM!
It’s a happy day when Oscura is involved 💛