Where To Celebrate Black Restaurant Day Tomorrow

Where To Celebrate Black Restaurant Day Tomorrow
Chef David Lawrence prepares a meal at Radio Africa & Kitchen.  (Photo: Ayo Suber/Hoodline)
By Ayo Suber - Published on August 29, 2015.

August is Black Business Month, and many local restaurants are celebrating Black Restaurant Day this Sunday, August 30th. If you're looking to celebrate in San Francisco, you'll find Southern, soulful, and worldly eats, classic American treats, as well as some good old-fashioned sweets.  

Recognizing the need to highlight the few remaining black-owned restaurants in San Francisco, Monetta White, owner of  1300 on Fillmoresays "It's important to have a day to be recognized for the cuisine ... and black ownership in the community." As a "thank you" to its customers, 1300 on Fillmore will let you bring your own bottle of wine (no corkage) and enjoy fried chicken for a discounted rate of only $19.

Michael Colter, owner of Castro bakery Sweet Inspiration, is no stranger to community initiatives, but he hopes Black Restaurant Day will help foster a community among local black businesses. He plans to collaborate with other black-owned restaurants such as Auntie April's in the future. On Sunday from 10am-2pm, Sweet Inspiration will be hosting a pancake brunch featuring all-you-can-eat flapjacks and a single order of bacon, sausage or ham, all for $10. 

Over in NoPa, Oasis Cafe plans to celebrate with a special mimosa brunch/lunch from noon-3:30pm. Owner Taddesse Haile says his popular Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant usually attracts a good crowd on Sundays, but that he's "hoping to get more [patrons] out of this." He also hopes that the fact that Oasis serves natural, authentic traditional food will stand out. "The food is very healthy," he reminded us. 

Find a black-owned restaurant near you this weekend (note, restaurants marked with an * are closed on Sundays, so swing by today or next week instead):


Sam Jordan’s Bar and Grill /Jordan's House of Ribs, BBQ/Southern, 4004 Third St,  (415) 824-0155  

Auntie April's, Soul Food, 4618 Third St, (415) 643-4983  

Yvonne’s Southern Sweets, Bakery,  4705 Third St,  (415) 368-7900  

Radio Africa & Kitchen*, American, 4800 Third St, (415) 826-9660  

Let’s Eat BBQ & More, BBQ, 5130 Third St,  (415) 822-2881

Frisco Fried, American, 5176 Third St,  (415) 822-1517

Two Jack's Seafood, Seafood,  984 Gilman St,  (415) 822-1770  

Queens Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe*, Cajun/Creole, 3030 San Bruno Ave, (415) 656-0711 


1300 on Fillmore, Southern, 1300 Fillmore St, (415) 771-7100  

Fillmore Street Cafe, American, 1301 Fillmore St, (415) 749-0987

Sheba Piano Lounge, Ethiopian, 1419 Fillmore St, (415) 440-7414  

Bumzy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies*, Desserts, 1460 Fillmore St, (415) 346-3222  

Miyako Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Ice Cream, 1470 Fillmore St, (415) 931-5260


Oasis Cafe, Eritrean/Ethiopian, 901 Divisadero St, (415) 474-4900. (Oasis reopened after renovations in early 2014.)

Club Waziema*, Ethiopian, 543 Divisadero St, (415) 346-6641. (Meet owners Giday Beshue and Nebiat Tesfazgi in our interview from last year.)


Farmer Brown, Southern, 25 Mason St, (415) 409-3276  

Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen, Ethiopian, 484 Ellis St, (415) 409-6649. (Read our March 2015 story on Tadu here.)


Bissap Baobab, Senegalese, 3372 19th St, (415) 643-3558

Cafe Ethiopia, Ethiopian, 878 Valencia St, (415) 252-7912


Sweet Inspiration, Bakery, 2239 Market St,  (415) 621-8664


Cafe Golo, Brunch, 1602 Lombard St, (415) 673-4656

Nob Hill

Café Zitouna, Moroccan/Tunisian, 1201 Sutter St, (415) 673-2622  

Inner Sunset

New Eritrea Restaurant & BarEritrean, 907 Irving St, (415) 681-1288  


Little SkilletSoul Food, 360 Ritch St,  (415) 777-2777

Pepples Donuts*, Vegan Donuts, Ferry Building across from Sur La Table

Amawale’s South African Kitchen*, South African, 101 Spear St, (415) 536-5900

Moya*, Ethiopian, 121 9th St, (415) 431-5544

Lower Haight

Two Jack's Nik's Place*, Southern Comfort,  401 Haight St, (415) 431-6290. (Read our 2010 profile of Two Jack's here.)

Axum Cafe*, Ethiopian,  698 Haight St, (415) 252-7912  

Inner Richmond

Assab Eritrean Cuisine*, Eritrean,  2845 Geary Blvd,  (415) 441-7083

Did we miss any more black-owned eateries around the city? Let us know in the comments.

*Closed Sundays