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Published January 25, 2024

50 Black-Owned Businesses and Restaurants In San Francisco

A comprehensive list of Black-owned businesses to eat, shop, and support across LA.

by San Francisco Bucket List


San Francisco is a melting pot of different people, ideas, music, and art, and Black-owned businesses play no small part in adding to the rich cultural diversity of the city's landscape. Black-owned businesses represent the unique cultures and heritages of Caribbean countries, nations in Africa, the American South, and more.

From longstanding institutions to new pop-ups, Black-owned businesses are an integral part of the fabric of the city. We've rounded up the ultimate list of Black-owned restaurants, bars, boutiques, and shops organized by neighborhood to support throughout the greater Chicagoland area today, tomorrow, next month, and beyond.

Black-Owned Restaurants & Businesses in SF


Brown Estate

Best known as one of the region's most well-regarded Zinfandel producers. In addition to Zinfandel, Brown Estate produces cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and petite Sirah.

Where: 1005 Coombs St, Napa, CA 94559


Corner 103 Winery

The concept is simple: celebrate our local bounty by making elegant/award-winning wines, sharing delicious food prepared by local partners, and creating a warm and welcoming space.

Where: 103 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476



Bella Trattoria

Their housemade pasta is among an inventory of Italian classics served at this warm neighborhood trattoria.

Where: 3854 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118


Osteria Bella

Located Within Bella Trattoria, Osteria Bella is a true Vermouth bar. Sample their house-made as well as artisanal-crafted Vermouths.

Where: 3848 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118


Taqueria Los Mayas

A chill and colorful Mexican and Yucatecan spot known for a classic seasonal and local menu.

Where: 331 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118



A soul food-inspired cafe with a welcoming community vibe and plenty of classic American fare like burgers and tuna sandwiches. 

Where: 600 5th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118



Anthony's Cookies

A snug shop offering a variety of homemade and seasonal cookies plus cream-top milk.

Where: 1417 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Cafe Ethiopia

Get the gang together for family-style traditional Ethiopian cuisine with injera bread, eaten without utensils.

Where: 878 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Little Baobab

The most authentic cuisine in the most authentic part of SF, offering Senegalese food, exotic cocktails, and a fun mini dance floor.

Where: 3386 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Mission Bowling Club

Stunning meets retro at the Mission Bowling Club, which offers up to 6 lanes, plus an upscale comfort food restaurant and cocktail menu. 

Where: 3176 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Peaches Patties

A Jamaican kitchen and catering company offering a variety of fresh homemade Jamaican patties and other popular Jamaican dishes.

Where: 2948 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110



Teranga uses the baobab superfood and other spices as the base for its prepared meals, snacks, drinks, shots, and popsicles.

Where: 2948 Folsom St #4028, San Francisco, CA 94110



Luxury lemonade made by hand. The perfect summer refreshment.

Where: 899 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Man vs. Fries

Pop-up food truck focused on delicious variations of fries! In three locations across the city.

Where: Various locations.



New Eritrea Restaurant

Swing by for drinks at their spacious bar or enjoy delicious spicy beef, lamb, and garlic butter on fluffy injera bread.

Where: 1419 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115


Sunset Cantina

Grab Mexican bites and mezcal delights in this bright art and plant-filled space.

Where: 3414 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122 


Rize Up Bakery

Born from social injustice, Rize Up founder Azikiwee Anderson inspires young black bakers to think outside the box—one loaf of beautiful, organic, high-quality bread at a time. Deliveries available to the entire Bay Area.



Cafe Envy

American fare, free wifi, and a full bar with jazz, art, and mini lounge areas in the front and back.

Where: 1701 Yosemite Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124


The Vegan Hood Chefs

Motivated by a lack of access to healthy foods in black and brown communities, the Vegan Hood Chefs specialize in turning traditional soul food meals into vegan servings.

Where: Available for catering and more.


Radio Africa Kitchen

Freshly made African dishes made with seasonal ingredients and served in a colorful modern space.

Where: 4800 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124


Yes Pudding

A San Francisco dessert spot offering an impressive variety of pudding rom banana pudding to chocolate avocado.

Where: 5273 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124 (available at Grata Wines)


Yvonne's Southern Sweets

Offerings include specialty desserts such as old-school butter cookies, sweet potato pies, peach cobblers, and cakes. 

Where: 5128 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124



Boug Cali

Boug Cali blends California with Creole cuisines. Menu items include po'boys, lemonade, smoked gumbo, Baja-style tacos, and more! 

Where: 101 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA; Entrance is located at 332 Golden Gate in downtown SF.



Little Skillet

Soul food made with love, offering themed cocktails and a jazz brunch.

Where: 360 Ritch St, San Francisco, CA 94107


Queen’s Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe

Po'boys made with freshly baked french bread, authentic seafood gumbo, and beer brewed straight from the Louisiana motherland.

Where: 33 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133


Da Flora

This intimate trattoria lines its walls with eclectic art and offers a changing menu, but always includes handmade focaccia.

Where: 701 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133


Local Kitchen

Elegant, New American restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas with international flavors, plus a stellar attached wine store.

Where: 330 1st St #1, San Francisco, CA 94105


Eko Kitchen

A Nigerian catering service on weekdays and a colorful pop-up serving comfort food on weekends.

Where: 167 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103



Vegan, Ethiopian-American dishes along with signature espresso drinks.

Where: 121 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Sextant Coffee

This open, exposed-brick space serves coffee and pastries under bright skylights.

Where: 1415 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103


International Smoke

A globally inspired restaurant led by Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry, offering grilled meats and cocktails.

Where: 301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105


House of Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen

Order up some Ethiopian-centered dishes in this bright, cozy cafe.

Where: 1130 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158


Z Zoul Cafe

Wall murals line this casual spot with a menu of Sudanese and Middle Eastern dishes.

Where: 295 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102


Contrology Pilates

A pilates studio offering individual and group classes with a focus on controlling the mind and body.

Where: 351 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA 94110


ReLove Shop

Stylish shop showcasing a curated selection of on-trend new and used clothing for men and women.

Where: 1815 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109


Rue Lepic French Restaurant

Dim candlelight, white tablecloths, and fine french food in the heart of SF.

Where: 900 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94108




Wine-focused New American eatery in a gorgeous and industrial chic space. 

Where: 2419 3rd St, San Francisco 94112


Flavas Jamaican Grill

A small Jamaican spot serving up big flavor.

Where: 314 Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080


Excelsior Coffee

A cozy neighborhood coffee gem serving excellent, locally roasted Cento Coffee and an inventive baked goods lineup.

Where: 4495 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112



Miyako Old-Fashioned Ice Cream

This Japantown gem features nostalgic candy-lined walls and over 100 ice cream flavors to choose from, including avocado. 

Where: 1470 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115


Sheba Piano Lounge

Grab a seat by the fire in Sheba’s warm, sultry lounge, and listen to live piano while enjoying classic Ethiopian dishes.

Where: 1419 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115


Cafe International

A beautiful, book and wifi friendly cafe with an original bohemian vibe, occasional live music, and constant great coffee and sandwiches.

Where: 508 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117


Club Waziema

All-you-can-eat Ethiopian veggie platters, along with an impressive beer tap and a lively bar.

Where: 543 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117


Burke & Black

Burke & Black creates custom cheese and grazing tables, boards, and boxes for your events, parties, and gatherings.

Where: 1145 Hayes St #12, San Francisco, CA 94117


Cha Cha Cha

The aptly named restaurant is a Caribbean party with delicious Sangria and shareable plates.

Where: 1801 Haight St, San Francisco, 94117


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