April First Friday Fun!

Dinner Specials!
 Pork Banh Mi – Vietnamese sandwich:
Pork, Carrots, Cucumbers, Cilantro, Jalapenos on a Baguette.

Cajun Bacon Corn Chowder
Southwest Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

PINT NIGHT WITH (512) Brewing

Order a draft pint of (512) IPA

and get to keep your glassware

Blackwater Draw’s Bordertown will be on draft as well

Inside 6pm-8pm

In The Alley

Back Inside
Shelby Britton

Bra Art Coming SOON! Submit your bra for display

Bra Art Event
Bra Art is coming!  Are you or your organization going to make a bra to honor a friend?

The Village Cafe will be once again adorning its walls with bras this April to benefit Health for All.  The inaugural event raised a healthy amount of funds for the non-profit clinic that provides access to free, high quality and comprehensive, primary and preventive health care for low income, and medically uninsured individuals in the Brazos Valley.

BRA ART is a fun and unique way to make a difference.
Artists, individuals, businesses and nonprofits submit original works of BRA ART to be showcased and auctioned during a night filled with light, color, movement, and most of all – attitude. All BRA ART is auctioned with 100% of the proceeds going to Health for All to help with local health needs.  More than 300 people joined us in 2015 to bid on 70 donated BRA ART entries.   Anyone is welcomed and encouraged to decorate a bra and submit it for display at The Village Cafe for the month of April.

Bra submission are due March 21st.
Many people use the artwork to honor a person or organization related to women’s health issues.  Come by The Village between March 29th and April 25th to vote on your favorite BRA!
The 2nd annual BRA ART EVENT & Auction will be Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Phillips Event Center.  Come enjoy appetizers, music and dancing while bidding on a bra to take home with you.  The bras voted most favorite will be put through a live auction during the evening.  Active bidding and an outpouring of support from amazing sponsors and attendees helped raise more than $26,000 last year.  10986951_661151910674784_2412890136105313357_o
We hope to make 2016 even better!
If you are interested in sponsoring, designing a bra or for more information, click here.




Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Village with a wonderful beer OR wine pairing dinner featuring Four Texas Wineries & Revolver Brewing out of Granbury.

We will be doing the same dinner menu for both Friday & Saturday’s dinner so you can pick which evening works best for your schedule.

We will have romantic live music!

::First Course::
Messina Hof Gewürztraminer or Revolver Blood & Honey
Pork Rillette Crostini topped with a blood orange.

::Second Course::
Spicewood Vineyard Viognier or Revolver Mandarin
Asian Inspired Salad

::Main Course::
Bending Branch Red or Revolver Bock
Chicken Rouladen in burgundy sauce with mashed potatoes and asparagus.

Pilot Knob Franco Rojo or Revolver Fracker Barrell One
Your choice of dessert:
Chocolate Cherry Cake
Poached Pear & Cherry Tart

1st Course: Market Veggie soup
2nd Course: Asian-Inspired salad
3rd Course: Eggplant Parmigiana with Garlic bread
Dessert stays the same.

Friday February 12th or Saturday February 13th
Doors open @ 6:30pm, first course is served @ 7:00pm
$49.00 per guest (plus tax and gratuity)

Reservation Required –
Please buy tickets online at our secure PayPal site by clicking here.

PS, We have Salsa dancing on Saturday nights, so consider bringing your dancing shoes and staying after dinner!

give the gift

Lots of great gift opportunities for this holiday season!
If you buy $50 worth of gift cards in any denominations,
you will receive a $10 gift card FREE!
Village Card Flier 8.5x11


Holiday Fun at The Village

Gift Guide Ad

CATERING SEASON IS UPON US!Allow The Village to be a part of your year end or holiday celebration!We can do box lunches or fruit, cheese & sandwich trays for delivery for your next event!

We also have full hot meal and appetizer events inside the cafe or
hosted at one of our near by special events centers.
We collaborate with Square One, SEAD Gallery, Binary Space and other downtown venues
to make your event extra special.

Click Below to Download our Catering Menus

In House Catering Menu
Box Lunch & Tray Menu

Email Maria@thevillagedowntown.com for more information TODAY!


This Thursday, the 19th from 6-8pm we will be having an artist reception for the guys from Drift.
They are the creative company that designed our new logo and developed the art979.com website for me.
It is a treat to have their work featured on the walls of the cafe.  They did a special project for this show and they researched old signs and businesses from Bryan/College Station’s past and recreated them to honor our community.
Come out and meet Gavin, Martin & Spencer and ask them about how the pieces came to be.  It is really on of my favorite shows to date.
Take a piece of true local art home with you!
Come to Downtown Bryan for the annual Lighting of Downtown FRIDAY! There will be photos with Santa,
a Frozen themed Bounce House,
and a kids crafts on 26th Street
Schedule of Events:
6:00 p.m. – Music from the Salvation Army Band at Sale Park
6:15 p.m. – Lights On!
6:30 p.m. – Walking Parade with Santa and the Salvation Army Band to the Palace Theater, Bounce House and Kids Crafts open at The Palace
6:45 p.m. – Entertainment from Bryan ISD: Bowen Bobcat Choir, Santa available for photos on 26th Street (bring your own camera), Hot cocoa and cookies from the Woman’s Club available
7:00 p.m. – Tuba Christmas begins at Carnegie Library
7:30 p.m. – Jane Long Orchestra Perfomance
8:00 p.m. – Free showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Palace Theater
The cafe will be open until midnight.
We will have chili and cornbread or
Frito Pie as a dinner special!
It can be served to go so you can wander around downtown with it :)
We will have spiced cider, hot chocolate & MULLED WINE
as well as our normal espresso favorites.
In House, we have Bryan’s own,
Ciarra Marcel
singing from 8pm-10pm that night!
She is amazing if you have never gotten to hear her, you should mark your calendars now.
Sunday November 22nd we will stay open from 5pm-8pm
for a special fundraiser to support
Fighting for Futures
An organization to fight human traffiking
in collaboration with
International Justice Mission of Texas A&M
Adrienne Mack Davis will be performing  You may remember her from the alley from a past First Friday.
The event is open to the public.  A donation cover is appreciated.
Enjoy the weekend with a Sunday Mimosa Brunch!
$12 Mimosa Pitchers
Fresh Local What’s The Buzz Coffee
Farm Raised Fresh Eggs from Wise Family Farm of Smetana
Homemade Toast & Jam
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Wright’s BaconWhat more could you want??

This year’s event will be our 10th year of Empty Bowls, benefitting Brazos Food Bank.

In return for a donation of $20 or more:
a. choose one of the ceramic bowls created by local potters & artists
b. be served a simple meal of soup & bread
c. keep the bowl as a lasting reminder of the ongoing problem of hunger in the Brazos Valley.
This year there will also be a silent auction of especially nice pottery items available for bids.
Local potters and artists donate bowls, as well as Joy Pottery, Living Water Pottery and U Paint It.
Soup and bread is donated by downtown restaurants and others.
Including the Village’s Tomato Basil Soup
Come by with your empty bowls bowl and

receive 10% off your Village purchase for the day

For additional information 979 / 822 . 0496
Grind4God: “Winter Homeless Hygiene Drive”
Our winter hygiene drive will be taking place from November 15th-December 15th. The item drop off locations are at Village Cafe & our local office. Feel free to view the flyer below for more details or call us at 979-703-2975.