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.

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…


(Help the cafe pay its bills!)

Who’s City? OUR CITY! Housing Justice in San Francisco

When: Friday, August 23, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Mercury Café, 201 Octavia Street, San Francisco

Why: Because right now there’s no connection between housing costs and working peoples’ wages, and that just ain’t right. Almighty Zeus is pissed off about this and is sending trusty Mercury down with a special message on housing justice. Which is why we’ll be serving Flora’s Gypsy Queen Lentil-Plantain Stew (a secret family recipe) over basmati rice (for $5, merely), and offering Happy Hour prices on beer. Be there, or watch out for the lighting bolts!

Donations to benefit the Eviction Defense Collaborative The Eviction Defense Collaborative is the principal organization in San Francisco helping low-income tenants respond to eviction lawsuits. Each year they provide emergency legal services and rental assistance to over 5,000 tenants in San Francisco.

And Remember: 

Mercury Cafe is now open until 8pm Fridays (except Friday, July 5). 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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