Welcome to the Mercury Cafe

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March 16, 2009, Mercury Cafe first opened. This photo was taken at 7 am, when we first opened our doors. Yes, we’ve been here 10 years. We’ve seen many changes. We’ve been through many changes. So we celebrate.

Mercury Cafe offers locally roasted direct-trade coffee. Our coffees are from Four Barrel Coffee. While we like to do pour-over coffee, we also have a French press brewed in bulk for those in a hurry.

We also offer small-batch baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, and house-made soups. Our food is as local and organic as possible. Pies and scones are our specialty and our sandwiches are made to order and come with an organic mixed green salad.  Consider having lunch with us. Plenty of light and lots of seats.

Mercury carries a selection of draft beers, mostly from Northern California, and usually some cheap red and white wine. And there are plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available as well.

We’re trying something new. The last Friday of every month will be our community night where we feature guests–might be political, might be artistic, might be activist, might be all of the above–and people can drop by, enjoy drink and food, and meet the neighbors.

New stuff at the Mercury Cafe…

From It’s Never Too Late Productions


Who: San Francisco Public Bank Coalition
San Francisco Democratic Socialists
Avery Cassell Author of the Butch Lesbians Coloring Book Series

What: A timely discussion on the theme of MONEY, plus a table entirely devoted to coloring book fun!

When: Friday, March 22, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Mercury Café, 201 Octavia, at Page Street

Why: Because money is the root of all…And because money makes the world go round. And because for the love of money people will… And because in the end, money is just a means, really, which is why we will be serving rice and beans (for $5, merely).

 Donations to benefit the San Francisco Public Bank Coalition https://www.sfpublicbank.org/

The mission of The San Francisco Public Bank Coalition is to establish a municipal-owned bank in San Francisco rooted in principles of racial, social, economic, and environmental justice.

*Local musicians, non-profits, writers, artists, and craftspeople who would like to participate this month or in the future, please contact Nick at mercurycoffee@gmail.com

And don’t forget, if you’re a SF Bike Coalition Member, you get 10 percent off food purchases at Mercury Cafe, from scones to sandwiches.

Regular Hours
Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday 8am – 5pm


Yes, we have take-out (415-252-7855). Save time and a little money by calling ahead.

Cafe InteriorPleasant atmosphere, good coffee, and fresh organic food. As a neighborhood café, we prefer to support local businesses by offering as much regionally grown and produced food as possible.

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