Coit Tower Café, located in a kiosk steps away from the San Francisco skyline’s 210-foot welcoming beacon, will open today, Friday, July 12. Operated by Acquolina Restaurant in North Beach, Coit Tower Café will also feature hot and cold drinks, pastries, pizza by the slice and frozen yogurt. Visitors to Coit Tower can also refill their water bottles at the café, which will operate from 9:30am to 6pm daily.
Located at 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard on the edge of the Coit Tower parking lot, the kiosk shares sweeping views of San Francisco. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission approved the project in 2016.
“From its incredible views to its priceless murals, it’s easy to see why Coit Tower is one of the City’s top destinations,” said San Francisco Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg. “We are proud to be able to offer our visitors delicious, quality food to enjoy steps from this beloved landmark.”
Coit Tower is the site of 26 murals commissioned by the federal Public Works of Art Project, a precursor to the Works Progress Administration. It is a city landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a community effort underway have Coit Tower designated as a National Historic Landmark.