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Revolution Cafe

Revolution Cafe

Café and Music Venue$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
  • The experts at SFGate and SF Weekly recommend this place
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    • SF Weekly
  • SFGate
    "Check out the classical music jam on Sundays.More in the Mission:"(4 Tips)
    "Live music and great spot to people watch."(19 Tips)
    Phoebe A.
    "Great for people watching, delicious coffee for cheap."(7 Tips)
    Liv W.
    "Great jazz on Saturday night (no cover) and friendly, upbeat crowd!"(6 Tips)
70 Tips and reviews
  • music
  • people watching
  • lively
  • coffee
  • casual
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  • David S.
    Cash only, great outdoor seating.
  • Dave H.
    Live music makes this a cool place for tunes + people watching, but not an ideal venue if you're hoping to work or chat with someone!
  • Bikash M.
    Bikash MishraMarch 22
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here for great live music and interesting people watching in an indoor/outdoor space.
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolJuly 20, 2016
    Nice music even for a morning coffee for a working meeting !
  • Eray O.
    Eray OzkuralMay 1, 2016
    great live music!
  • Rabee M.
    Rabee MorraAugust 3, 2015
    Outside seating is great!
  • Malcolm O.
    Malcolm OngJuly 22, 2015
    live classical music!
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly HopkinsJuly 18, 2015
    Awesome $2 coffee and open late, but no wifi anymore
  • Ioanna G.
    Ioanna GeoMay 10, 2015
    Coffee and music!!
  • Bengu
    BenguMarch 27, 2015
    Warm and cozy and delicious...
  • Rachel E.
    Rachel EastwoodMarch 3, 2015
    Busy with an eclectic mix of people, so come early. Also great place to come alone to people watch or with a couple friends.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasFebruary 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice little spot with live music at night.
  • Lilomultipas
    LilomultipasFebruary 10, 2015
    Try the local San Francisco beer- Anchor Steam Beer!! Good live music, intimate for a nice date or just to hang with friends 👍👍
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle SFebruary 1, 2015
    Quiet beer, wine, and coffee place. Nice reprieve from the Mission cacophony.
  • Shagun A.
    Shagun AulakhJanuary 13, 2015
    I've always loved this place for its laid back vibe of hippies, jazz aficionados, pot smoking neighbors...It's getting a little over run with hipsters, but go here for local music and a good beer
  • DeA
    DeAJanuary 10, 2015
    Live music. Wine, beer.
  • Pierre A.
    Pierre A.December 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Jazz is good for health.
  • SFGate
    SFGateNovember 7, 2014
    Need a break today? Head to Revolution and throwback to the days when a coffeeshop was a gathering place for conversation and personal interactions. It's a great spot to people watch if you're alone. Read more
  • Inderpreet S.
    Inderpreet SinghNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Dog friendly patio with an eclectic crowd and live music. Reasonably priced. Also free wifi, if you must work.
  • Wojciech Z.
    Wojciech ZalotOctober 24, 2014
    Happy hours and 4 bucks for beer that all you need to know!
  • Maja P.
    Maja PetkovicSeptember 19, 2014
    Great chilled place with live music!
  • Lydia K.
    Lydia KSeptember 6, 2014
    the revolution will not be clean, apparently. yuck.
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay EyinkAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent place to sit down to read a book, write in a notebook, or sit outside with a pitcher of sangria on a really nice day. People are also usually smoking weed outside.
  • Asger K.
    Asger KlöckerAugust 11, 2014
    The atmosphere and the live jazz is awesome. Cheap beer on tap as well.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaAugust 7, 2014
    Grab yourself a cuppa joe and people watch!
  • Derrick C.
    Derrick ChenMay 11, 2014
    Awesome spot to relax, catch some sun, and listen to live jazz over a pint of beer or cup of coffee.
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon FreelsApril 7, 2014
    Painfully slow service if you order food
  • James K.
    James KwokJanuary 23, 2014
    Live music, and a great corner location. Kitchen serves up real food if you're the mood for more a nibble
  • Zac W.
    Zac WitteJanuary 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Tango Thursdays
  • Julie L.
    Julie LoganJuly 28, 2013
    Great location and decor, has a solid vibe at night, but it's got one shitty cup of coffee.
  • Sinan E.
    Sinan ErdemselJuly 24, 2013
    This is my favorite place in SF.
  • Liv W.
    Liv WaflerMay 26, 2013
    Great jazz on Saturday night (no cover) and friendly, upbeat crowd! Fun place to socialize or chill in the corner with a book.
  • Douglas G.
    Douglas GallagherApril 1, 2013
    Best kep secret in SF...and Howell Divine kills it with the best blues in town ev'ry Sinday nite!!
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline L.March 11, 2013
    Live music nightly that gets really crowded at the beginning, but decompresses after the first hour or so.
  • John C.
    John CollisonSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Live music every night at 9pm. Foursquare has details on which genre maps to which night.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BodolecAugust 8, 2012
    Small and chill with great jazz bands usually playing.
  • Stacey D.
    Stacey De PoloJune 23, 2012
    Some awesome finger style folk blues at happy hour -
  • Charith P.
    Charith PremawardhanaJune 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Classical Rev: Now on Monday nights! Read more
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 30, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best Accessible Classical Music Audiences from the classical era didn’t shell out massive quantities of cash to pack auditoriums and hold polite... Read more
  • Donald
    DonaldJanuary 31, 2012
    In the heart of the mission you will find a few open air bars but this one is the best. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Ruddha C.
    Ruddha CADecember 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Mmmmm, delicious...
  • Ruddha C.
    Ruddha CADecember 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Wow, Amazing place...
  • Ruddha C.
    Ruddha CADecember 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great cafe...
  • Ruddha C.
    Ruddha CADecember 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Wow, Revolutionary...
  • Ruddha C.
    Ruddha CADecember 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Food Revolution...
  • Ruddha C.
    Ruddha CADecember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    A revolution in a cafe...
    SF BRAVO! CLUBOctober 19, 2011
    Chamber music and beer- Why yes, they do go well together! Come see for yourself- every Monday 8-11pm
  • mayu-chan
    mayu-chanOctober 11, 2011
    Live music and great spot to people watch.
  • Jessie G.
    Jessie GagliotiSeptember 28, 2011
    My new found place.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HendricksonAugust 10, 2011
    Really chill place but service is painfully slow
  • Ash F.
    Ash FontanaJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply the most lively and friendly music cafe around. A very special place.
  • Evan H.
    Evan HamiltonJune 21, 2011
    Classical music on Monday nights!
  • Phoebe A.
    Phoebe AcostaJune 2, 2011
    Greek salad is fantastic. Great for people watching, delicious coffee for cheap.
  • Borden O.
    Borden OrnelazMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the music selection here is almost always excellent. today is classic blues. love it!
  • Peter V.
    Peter VarshavskyMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Family Folk Explosion on Sunday nights with Mark Matos and a rotating cast featuring Matt Adams, Sean Olmstead, Aaron Kierbel and many more
  • Nevin
    NevinNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come on the 3rd fri of the month. Excellent 1920's quartet! Hell, come every day, excellent music all the time.
  • x x.
    x xAugust 29, 2010
    Great live music most nights of the week. Right around the corner from Elements Hostel.
  • Michael
    MichaelAugust 28, 2010
    Awesome place.
  • @marycray
    @marycrayAugust 4, 2010
    new favorite people-watching spot. Lots of crazies.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeadowsJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Find the woman selling cookies. Just don't drive after inhaling, er, eating a few.
  • Kat Z.
    Kat ZorinaJuly 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday night Classical Revolution is absolutely amazing. This place has the most incredible atmosphere.
  • John B.
    John BeckmannMay 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't ask for Mayor perks here... Ain't that kind of joint.....
  • Troy S.
    Troy SorianoFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The barista never heard of foursquare and talked to the owner who never heard of foursquare so the Mayor definitely doesn't get anything in return for allegiance folks!
  • SFGate
    SFGateJanuary 29, 2010
    Check out the classical music jam on Sundays.More in the Mission: Read more
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikJanuary 2, 2010
    $1.50 espresso + free wifi + open late = the hacker's choice.
  • April V.
    April Vee DubSeptember 16, 2009
    I wouldn't recommend the lemonade.
  • Willa D.
    Willa DongAugust 4, 2009
    end the night here underneath the heat lamps.
  • dean s.
    dean schuetzeAugust 2, 2009
    check out the impromptu live music.
  • Mitch A.
    Mitch AidelbaumMay 18, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    check out the live music
  • Aquileh V.
    Aquileh VMay 6, 2011
    Solo chelas y vino, excelente musica en vivo y ambiente tipo roma mexico df.
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