Former Hayes Street 'Bread & Butter' Set To Reopen As 'Cup A Joe'

Six months after Bread & Butter cafe at 1901 Hayes Street suddenly shuttered, it looks like a new cafe called "Cup A Joe Coffeehaus" will be opening up in the space.

After a few weeks of papered-up windows and low-key activity inside, SF Citizen reports ingredient deliveries and help wanted signs asking for baristas and counter help who would be able to start "ASAP."

Before Bread & Butter, the spot was also known as Cup A Joe—in fact, the original sign remains in place.

Photo: Camden Avery/Hoodline

According to city records, the owner of the new operation is Joseph Dabit, who is the erstwhile owner of Divisadero's Acme Burgerhaus and current owner of the Cup A Joe cafe at 896 Sutter St.

Cup a Joe on Sutter. | Photo: James D./Yelp

Last fall, angry neighbors—surmising that Bread & Butter's closure was the result of an unsustainable rent hike—lambasted the building's landlord with handwritten signs.

However, Bread & Butter's former owners have kept mum on the reasons behind the closure.

Dabit hasn't responded to inquiries about menu offerings yet, but we'll keep you posted as we hear more.

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Former hayes street bread butter set to reopen as cup a joe