So you saw a QR code on a weird building....

Welcome to the Ché Café Collective! Sorry you caught us when we were closed.

The Che Cafe has open hours from Mon-Thurs 1-6pm. Consider stopping by!

We're a music venue and D.I.Y. radical space run by an anti-hierarchical collective of volunteers from the greater San Diego and UCSD student communities. Together, we facilitate events, meetings, plays, book clubs, flea markets, drag shows, movie nights, and whatever else people are interested in. We also have a vegan kitchen we're trying to get up and running again.

You can find us elsewhere on Instagram and Linktree.

If you want to get involved with the collective (including volunteering at shows)...
Come to our collective meetings every Monday at 7:00 PM! We hold hybrid meetings, so you can either come to the space (1000 Scholars Drive South in La Jolla, CA - see below) or join us on Zoom (ID: 855 962 420, password: CheLife). We operate by consensus, so by attending a meeting, your voice has power within the collective.

If you want to stay informed about our upcoming events...
Request our monthly newsletter.

If you've never heard of the Ché Café, saw the murals, and wondered what on earth was going on over here...
Well, now you know! But you can still request a history tour by e-mailing us at info@checafe.org.

If you want to propose a show or event...
Send us an e-mail at booking@checafe.org and come to a meeting.

If you're a student organization who wants to work with us...
Send us an e-mail at checafe@ucsd.edu and come to a meeting.

If you used to come here ten, twenty, or thirty years ago...
Please come and say hi if we're open, or send us an e-mail at info@checafe.org if not - we want to talk to you!

If you've heard about Study Hours...
As of Fall Quarter 2021, the Ché is open for daytime hours - Monday through Thursday, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. We have tables, chairs, hand santizer, and a zine library to page through when you want to procrastinate.

If you've heard about Music Appreciation...
Come listen to music with us on Zoom every Wednesday at 7:00 PM (ID: 855 962 420, password: CheLife). Bring the names of a couple of your favorite songs, too - all genres welcome.

If you have some other cool idea...
Come to a meeting! We are very open to new uses for the space, and the more members we have, the merrier.

If you have a question we weren't psychic enough to anticipate...
Send us an e-mail at info@checafe.org and come to a meeting.


The Che Cafe Collective is completely volunteer-run and non-profit.

Consider donating to the space to keep it running!