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The Best San Francisco Coffee Shops Featuring Local Artwork
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The Best San Francisco Coffee Shops Featuring Local Artwork

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Updated: 3 January 2017
From murals to street art to gallery exhibitions, San Francisco is dripping with visual artistic expression. Since space is an issue in the 7×7 city, these neighborhood coffee shops have offered up their walls to local artists. Here are some highlights if you’re in the area.
Morning Coffee | © Basheer Tome
Morning Coffee | © Basheer Tome

Momi Toby’s Revolution

Momi Toby’s is a coffeehouse, eatery, and art bar in Hayes Valley that features work by local artists on a five-week rotation. The establishment also hosts other types of work by local artists, including spoken-word pieces, poetry, and live music.

Momi Toby’s Revolution, 528 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 400 5689

Wicked Grounds

This coffeehouse, adult gallery, and boutique in SoMa features erotic artwork by local and non-local artists, kink toys, kink education, and gear for patrons 18 and older. Get your fix, whether it be caffeine or something a little more mischievous, at Wicked Grounds.

Wicked Grounds, 289 State St, San Francisco, CA, USA

Dogpatch Café

Dogpatch Café is much more than a coffee shop. Apart from the uniquely delicious food options, it regularly hosts events in collaboration with local artists and pop-up shops in the galleries, featuring handcrafted local work, art exhibitions, sound performances, and community meetings. Dogpatch brings the neighborhood together in a collaborative and progressive way that celebrates local creativity.

Dogpatch Café, 2295 3rd St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 255 9982

Revolution Café

The walls at Revolution Café are a gallery on which lesser known local artists display their work and have an opportunity to sell their pieces. This Mission neighborhood coffee shop also doubles as a music venue by night, featuring beer, wine, and live music seven days a week.

Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 642 0474

South San Francisco street art | © Prosa1960
South San Francisco street art | © Prosa1960

Mamá Art Café

This café is unique in that it focuses on social justice. In addition to featuring exhibitions by local and international artists, musicians, and poets, Mamá Art Café distributes free-trade organic coffee and spices in an effort to support health care, education, housing, employment, and legal representation (called ‘HEHEL’ by the staff). Mamá Art Café is working on officially becoming a non-profit organization.

Mamá Art Café, 4754 Mission St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 586 8453