Dolores Park Cafe Celebrates 20 Years
Owners and wives, Rachel Herbert and Dana Oppenheim, opened the doors to Dolores Park Cafe 20 years ago and, together, created a space that has become a cornerstone of the Mission District community offering sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. As the first location of Park Cafe Group (now also including Precita, Duboce, and Paradise Park Cafes), Dolores Park Cafe opened at a time where the space between the Mission and the Castro could have been described as a “no-man’s land,” as quoted by Rachel Herbert in a recent article in Hoodline. Since then, the Cafe has taken a large role in helping uplift the neighborhood as a community gathering spot that supports local purveyors. The Cafe offers breakfast and lunch daily with a menu of fresh smoothies, house-made sandwiches, salads, and more. A rotating art exhibition on the Cafe’s walls features works by local artists, currently a reflective series by San Francisco-based Lucky Rapp.
On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, Dolores Park Cafe officially celebrated its 20th anniversary with live music performances, grilling on the patio, beer, wine, cocktails, tarot readings, henna, and treats for guests. The Cafe also donated 20% of the day’s proceeds to Mission High and Love Dolores.
The next time you’re in Dolores Park, be sure to swing by the neighborhood mainstay and raise a glass!
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7am–8pm, Friday 7am–10pm
Saturday 7am–8pm, Sunday 8am–8pm