Cafe Nëgrø at Burning Man


Hi, and welcome to the blog/site for Cafe Negro. We are a Burning Man theme camp that mixes black coffee, black metal and Black Rock City.  Check here for info, updates, and planning information.

An evening with Café Nëgrø at The Foundry, Saturday June 8, 2013 at 8pm

Café Nëgrø and present:

An evening with Café Nëgrø at The Foundry

Music! Food! Art! Performance! Burlesque! Beer! Black metal Documentary! All the comforts of Burningman’s most brutal black metal camp, brought to you without the dust or the epic journey to the desert!

Come early (8:30 pm) for short documentary “True Norwegian Black Metal”.

Music by Rumblemunk, DJ Sheepdawg, The Bob Ross Band with special guest singer Der Sorkin, and more TBA

Burlesque from Laika Fox and the Cosmonaughties

Art from Rae Breax, Ross Warren, and more!

Chicken and Waffle Tacos, plus Café Nëgrø’s homemade Dognuts (supersecret recipe, described as ‘the best thing on the playa’ by many a fan)

Beer from Oakland’s newest brewery, Ghost Town Brewing

$10-$20 donation at the door, cash food & bar

About us: We are Café Nëgrø. We degauss your spirit with heavy metal and serve cold-brew coffee to the starveling, demyelinated, aporic wretches of Burning Man. Shouldering our way onto the playa amidst drunken dubmongers and spendthrift sparkleponies, we hold our head up and do justice.

Visit the facebook event page at


Camp Scarbutts: Cease and Desist

In the matter of Camp Café Nëgrø vs. the Entity Doing Business as Scarbutts: Now comes, for the plaintiff, Neil Colin Satterlund, esquire, member in good standing of the American Bar Association, and by imperial appointment, dragon rider, equerry in extraordinary, and lead counsel to His Unacceptable Majesty the God Emperor of Camp Café Nëgrø.

WHEREAS plaintiffs are in receipt of an instrument purporting to discuss the, quote, upcoming acquisition of Camp Cafè Nëgrø, which, on information and belief, was promulgated by defendant corporation Scarbutts

AND WHEREAS such threatened takeover represents an encroachment upon the sovereign rights of the plaintiff’s God-Imperium

AND WHEREAS such jictation of merger and association with the name of defendant Scarbutts constitutes defamatory and actionable injury to the dignity of plaintiff Café Nëgrø, and further mention of the names of Scarbutts and Café Nëgrø in the same breath will likely irreparably sully plaintiffs’ good name

THEREFORE defendant Scarbutts, and its agents,    representatives, baristas, flunkies, and slaves, are enjoined and ordered to immediately cease and desist from all discussion of merger or takeover of the plaintiffs.

If this baseless and unwarranted corporate aggression persists, our warriors shall summarily reduce your camp to howling desolation and our lawyers shall feast on your residuary assets.


A fundraiser for Cafe Negro in Detroit. August 18th, 2012.

What: our friend and campmate batman is putting together this event with a very cool lineup.   we wish we were in Detroit.
(map link)
When:  August 18th, 2012. 9pm…ish

All ages, $10 at the door.

Check out the facebook event page for more details.




More acts to be announced.

Black Metal Coffee Hour

Check out the online calendar link for 2012:

For anyone who needs a break from the synthetic sounds of electronic music, and for any Playa MetalHeads, Cafe Nëgrø shares a cup of darkness with you. 1 hour black metal DJ set plus all the comforts of the café. Come join us. It’ll be brutal.

1pm to 2pm.  We are located at 3 and E.  Bring your cup for some delicious organic, fair trade, bird friendly cold brewed coffee (we get it from a local coffee roaster) and a delightful selection of black death and doom.

And listen to the Cafe Negro PSA we recorded for Burning Man Information Radio.

We’ll see you on the playa!


Calendar link, in case you were wondering

We are listed on the calendar this year, here is the link


Black Metal Hour

Date/Time(s): Monday, August 30th, 2010 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 4th, 2010 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Type: Performance
Hosted by Camp: Cafe Negro


Cafe Négrø shares a cup of darkness with you. 1 hour black metal DJ set plus all the comforts of the café. Come join us. It’ll be brutal.


Cafe Negro Fundraiser Details

Here at Cafe Nëgrø central, we’re very excited about the lineup for the upcoming fundraising musical event and party. We hope to see you there!

As a reminder, the party is SATURDAY, May 7th, at the Los Angeles Ecovillage, located at 117 Bimini Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90004

There is a $5 – $20 sliding scale cover; please pay what you can. Food/Drink tickets will be $4, or 3 for $10. The event is all ages, please bring ID if you plan on consuming alcohol.

The bands and their scheduled times (subject to change) are below:

  • 6:45-7:15 The Los Angeles Ukelele Orchestra
  • 7:30-8:15 Thiago Winterstein
  • 8:30-9:15 Astronovazz/Shirley Rolls
  • 9:15-10:00 Dust4ngel
  • 10:15-11 Fitter
  • 11:15-12:15 The Atomic Bomb Audition