Equator Coffees & Teas welcomes Bay Area customers to new digs
Equator Coffees & Teas opened its first San Francisco café at 986 Market Street in the historic Warfield Building on April 1. This marks Equator’s third retail location, after the company’s flagship store in downtown Mill Valley and Proof Lab Surf Shop in Tam Junction. The Warfield Building is firmly rooted in San Francisco’s colorful past, and now at the very heart of the city’s most quickly evolving sector, this is the perfect location for Equator’s San Francisco urban debut.
The café bears the fruits of tradition and innovation, with the coffee brewer, cold brew, and beer and wine kegs hidden behind the newly erected brick wall. A white stone and mahogany bar which adds contrast, and sidewalk seating for up to 14 people adds even more places to hang out.
Making the space even more special to the specific neighborhood is an interior mural by iconic Tenderloin-based muralist Mona Caron.
The café will also boasts a well-rounded food menu, with plenty of vegetarian options, as well as plates to linger over at the cafe or sandwiches to grab and go.
Designed by Boor Bridges Architecture, the café is housed in one of the most historically rich buildings in San Francisco. Built in 1922, the Lowes Warfield, as it was once called, was used as a vaudeville and movie palace, famed for its ornate interior and roster of iconic performing artists ”from Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplan, and Rin Tin Tin to The Clash, Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead.