Welcome to Mercury Cafe

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March 16, 2009, Mercury Cafe  opened. This photo was taken at 7 am, when we first opened our doors. Ten years later, we’re still here. No  small feat for a little local, independent cafe. We’ve seen many changes. We’ve been through many changes. So we celebrate.

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.

Read below and see what’s happening.

New stuff at the Mercury Cafe…



RENT PARTY (Help the cafe pay its bills!)


 What: Emma Goldman and the Politics of Love

When: Friday, September 27, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Mercury Café, 201 Octavia Street, San Francisco

Why: Because “If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” and Love Rules, (everything else is boring and a lot of hot air and wasted time), which is why we’ll be serving Flora’s homemade organic black beans with Himalayan red rice (for $5, merely) and offering Happy Hour prices on beer. Be there, or suffer the wilting of peaches and the drying of muffins.

Donations at the door to benefit the live music we hope we can muster up…

 And Remember: 

Mercury Cafe is now open until 8pm Fridays. Great selection of draft beers and some wine. And those tasty sandwiches. And soups. And biscuits. And scones.

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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