Equator Coffees & Teas Opens First San Francisco Café

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 new Equator cafe includes a dedicated pourer bar featuring single origins.
The new Equator cafe includes a dedicated pourer bar featuring single origins.
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.
There's cold brew on tap at the new cafe.
There’s cold brew on tap at the new cafe.
Making the space even more special to the specific neighborhood is an interior mural by iconic Tenderloin-based muralist  Mona Caron.
The mural in the new Equator cafe makes the space truly unique.
The mural in the new Equator cafe makes the space truly unique.
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.
Them chips look GOOD!
Them chips look GOOD!
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.
Equator Coffees & Teas is located at 986 Market Street, San Francisco. Hours of operation: 7am to 7pm Monday through Sunday.  (415) 614-9129  www.equatorcoffees.com
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