We are a family-owned coffee shop and restaurant in SF's Financial District. We offer a gourmet dining experience in a quick service environment, focusing on a seasonally changing menu, and locally and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Foundation Cafe derives its name from the very location it sits on. In the early 19th century, this section of the Financial District was a Mexican Pueblo called Yerba Buena (meaning "good herb"). The first constructed street of the city ran through the town and started on a point on what is now Kearny & Pine Streets. The street, built in 1835, was called "La Calle de la Fundacion," or "Foundation Street."