Family Cafe is inspired by the kissaten cafe culture of Japan, where each detail is considered and guests are treated as if they were at the home of the proprietors. We strive to offer an opportunity to our guests to unplug from the everyday humdrum of life and reconnect with premium coffee and tea, craft beer, Japanese sake and natural wines. Bring a book and relax.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 5pm

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COVID October ’21 Update:

We are currently offering online orders and seating on our outdoor parklet, weather permitting. Indoor seating on our counter, though quite appealing, is not quite ready, except in certain situations that make sense for our staff. Currently in our area there is a workforce shortage and we are not yet staffed appropriately for capacity indoor dining.

We are working hard to serve you as quickly and elegantly as possible, your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. Lunchtime service can be very busy, so if that craving starts early please call or order ahead. Even though social distancing restrictions have been lifted, please continue to give one another space while waiting.

We will be using our beautiful parlor space for private dining and events. We are happy to do seated coursed dinners for up to 10 guests and buffet reception style events for up to 25. If you would like more information, please email us at info@family-northbeach.com

Take a look at our online store for all current menu items and pantry items. We are proud to offer a unique selection of Japanese kitchen essentials as well!

Keep us in mind each First Friday of the month when we do an evening Izakaya Pop-Up!! This means chicken parts on sticks, sake, beer and wine along with delicious Japanese pub style snacks. The menu is meant to be shared, the items come when they come…not coursed out. Please sit back and enjoy! The service is mainly outside so please dress for the weather. And also if its raining (please pray for rain though 🙂 we will not have it.

We are eternally grateful for the support we’ve received over the past 18 months and we are looking forward to continue to grow with you and your family. Thank you.


362 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133


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