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200+ Black-Owned Restaurants Across The Bay Area

A running list of Bay Area Black-owned spots.

One way to show solidarity with the Black community is by ordering from Black-owned businesses, which is why we've put together this list of the Bay Area's Black-owned restaurants. Please email us at sanfrancisco@theinfatuation.com to let us know of restaurants that should be included on this list, and we’ll work to get them added as quickly as possible.

We also acknowledge that this list is nothing new—groups like Bay Area Black Market and the Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Business Directory have been compiling Black-owned guides for years and are go-to resources for Black-owned restaurant information. Also consider donating to organizations fighting for racial justice, like the ACLU, NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Black Visions Collective, and Reclaim The Block, plus local organizations—Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee Bail Fund and People’s Breakfast Oakland.

Alameda

  • Dayo Plates: The catering company and pop-up makes everything from lamb chops to garlic Cajun pasta plates. DM to order.

  • Spritzer’s Cafe: Spritzer's Cafe has coffee, pastries, and WiFi if you need to hunker down and get work done.

  • Wachira Wines: Wachira Wines has a tasting room called Karibu by Wachira on Park Street. They offer nationwide shipping on bottles. 

Albany

  • Juanita and Maude: The upscale American restaurant serves seasonal plates, wine, and cocktails.   

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Antioch

  • Freddy B’s BBQ: Freddy's B’s BBQ serves ribs, chicken, tri-tips, and links a la carte or as combo meals.  

  • Solid Rock Cafe: The restaurant and banquet hall serves American, Southern, and Cajun food. They also host brunch and live entertainment.

Berkeley

  • Alchemy Coffee Collective: The coffee collective offers coffee subscriptions and wholesale delivery. Their brick-and-mortar spot is open for outdoor seating only. 

  • Anthony’s Cookies: The Mission bakery focuses on fresh-baked cookies. They also have ice cream.

  • Cali Alley: The takeout window in West Berkeley serves fried chicken sandwiches, burgers, rice bowls, weekly specials, and more.

  • Cupcakin’ Bake Shop: Get everything from salted caramel to key lime pie-flavored cupcakes. There are also locations in Oakland and Walnut Creek. 

  • Everett & Jones BBQ: The BBQ spot serves smoked chicken, pork ribs, brisket, candy yams, mac and cheese, and more.

  • Healing Kitchen: Healing Kitchen offers vegan catering, meal delivery, and online cooking classes.

  • Kaffa Ethiopian: Kaffa Ethiopian is a vegan Ethiopian restaurant with small and large plates, plus sides like sambusas. 

  • KC’s BBQ: KC’s BBQ has links, wings, brisket tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, and more. 

  • Layers by Xanthe: Layers by Xanthe is a baker specializing in cakes, tarts, pastries, and afternoon tea. 

  • Nabolom Bakery: Nabolom offers pastries and light-baked pizzas to go. 

  • Rasa Caffe: The small coffee shop by Ashby Bart has pastries and coffee, including a rose latte.

Calistoga

Campbell

  • Back A Yard: Back A Yard is a Caribbean restaurant offering jerk chicken, beef oxtails, curried goat, coconut curried tofu, and more. They also have locations in San Jose and Menlo Park.

Concord

  • Concord Tap House: The bar has over 20 beers on tap, plus sandwiches, wraps, and shareable small plates like tater tots and wings.

  • Pure Juice & Smoothie Lounge: Fresh-made smoothies, juices, and bowls are available for takeout and delivery. They also have gluten-free shakes.

  • Splash Tea: Despite their name, the boba tea spot also specializes in garlic noodles.

  • The Lettuce Inn: The plant-based restaurant serves salads and drinks made by Pure Juice and Smoothies.

Daly City

  • Keith’s Chicken & Waffles: The Southern restaurant in Daly City focuses on chicken and waffles. They also serve chicken wings, collard greens, and mac and cheese. 

  • Red’s House: The Jamaican restaurant/pop-up is temporarily closed.

East Palo Alto

  • Jonathan’s Fish & Chips: The East Palo Alto food truck is usually parked on Bay Road, and serves fried catfish and snapper, hush puppies, and lemon cakes.

Emeryville

  • A Girl Named Pinky: A Girl Named Pinky used to be located on the UC Berkeley campus, and recently landed a brick-and-mortar stall in Emeryville’s Public Market. Stop by for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.

  • A Pleased Palate: A Pleased Palate is a soul food catering company focusing on private dining, meal prep, and events.

  • Minnie Bell’s Soul Food Movement: Minnie Bell’s is a stall located in the Emeryville Public Market serving rosemary fried chicken, mac and cheese, cornbread, and more. 

  • Rob Ben’s: Rob Ben’s is a soul food restaurant with chicken wings, seafood, and snacks.

  • Touch of Soul: The soul food restaurant serves fried chicken, rice and beans, smothered pork chops, chicken wings, and more.

Fairfield

  • Chez Soul: Chez Soul focuses on Southern-style seafood and BBQ, and Louisiana specialities like red beans and rice.

Fremont

Hayward

  • Hippies Brew: Hippies Brew is a cafe serving coffee, boba tea, and snacks. 

  • Just Potato Salad: Unlike the name, Just Potato Salad focuses on BBQ, sandwiches, and seafood. 

Healdsburg

  • Bodkin Wines: The Healdsburg winemakers are known for their popular sparkling Sauvignon Blanc.

Hercules

Lafayette

  • RÊVE Bistro: RÊVE serves classic French cuisine in Lafayette. 

Livermore

Los Gatos

  • Reggae Pot: The Reggae Pot serves Jamaican food like ackee and saltfish, curried goat, and jerk salmon.

Menlo Park

  • Back A Yard: Back A Yard is a Caribbean restaurant offering jerk chicken, beef oxtails, curried goat, coconut curried tofu, and more. They have other Bay Area locations in San Jose and Campbell. 

Mountain View

  • The Cookout: The Cookout is a food truck serving beer-battered fish and chips, and Southern-style seafood.

Napa

  • Brown Estate: The Napa winemakers have a tasting room open in Downtown Napa.

  • J. Moss Winery: J. Moss Winery are winemakers in South Napa offering tasting room experiences by appointment.

Oakland

  • 7th West: The Filipino bar and restaurant in West Oakland has things like lumpia and adobo garlic wings. They also have pinball machines onsite.

  • Abesha: Abesha serves Ethiopian food in Temescal.

  • Addis: This Ethiopian spot in North Oakland has everything from vegetarian combos to mini kitfo sliders.

  • Alamar: Alamar is a seafood restaurant serving oxtail nachos, garlic noodles, and seafood boils.

  • Alem’s Coffee: Alem's Coffee is a Temescal cafe serving East African breakfast and lunch.

  • Alkali Rye: The beverage shop in Lake Merritt is stocked with wine, beer, spirits, coffee, and tea.

  • Aman Cafe: Aman Cafe in Temescal specializes in Malaysian roti canai. The breakfast and lunch spot is entirely vegetarian.

  • Asmara: This Temescal spot specializes in Ethiopian/Eritrean food and drinks.

  • Aunt Mary’s Cafe: The Southern cafe in Temescal has grits, biscuits, and eggs for breakfast and lunch.

  • Bangin' Ass BBQ And Sweets: This Oakland-based pop-up and catering company serves BBQ tacos, loaded mac and cheese, and rotating specials.

  • Barcote Ethiopian: The Ethiopian restaurant in North Oakland has plenty of veggie, seafood, and meat combos.

  • Burlap Coffee: You'll find coffee and pastries at this Temescal cafe.

  • Cafe Colucci: Cafe Colucci is an Ethiopian restaurant in North Oakland that's open all day.

  • Cafe Romanat: The Grand Lake Ethiopian restaurant has everything from veggie combos to chicken and beef tibs.

  • Caña Cuban: Caña Cuban in Grand Lake serves ropa vieja, jerk chicken sandwiches, and empanadas.

  • Chef Ron’s Pastries: The pastry catering company will ship cookies, bars, and other pastries directly to you.

  • Chef Smelly’s: The Creole pop-up serves garlic noodles, steaks, lobsters, and more out of Au Lounge in Uptown Oakland.

  • CocoBreeze: The Trinidadian restaurant serves dishes like jerk chicken and curry chicken roti. They also make their own superfood juices.

  • Everett & Jones BBQ: The barbecue spot has two locations in Oakland (one in Jack London and the other on Macarthur), plus another outpost in Berkeley.

  • Flip N Soul: The Filipino and soul food spot is open for takeout.

  • Fowl + Fare: The fried chicken-focused pop-up serves sandwiches, burgers, and rotating specials out of The Lodge in Oakland.

  • Grandeur: Grandeur serves vegan burgers, halal sandwiches, and more by Lake Merritt.

  • Hella Juiced: The juice bar is open for delivery (DM to order).

  • Hella Nuts: Plant-based foods (nut milk, ricotta, and more) are available for pick up and delivery.

  • Horn Barbecue: Horn Barbecue in West Oakland is serving brisket, massive beef ribs, pulled pork, and more.

  • Hot Dog Co.: Order takeout from the Cajun spot by calling 510-993-5810.

  • James and the Giant Cupcake: The bakery specializes in cupcakes. They have three Oakland locations: North Oakland, Downtown Oakland, Jack London.

  • Jolly-Jolly Coffee And Kitchen: Jolly-Jolly Coffee And Kitchen in West Oakland focuses on African-Caribbean dishes, like stewed goat, jollof rice, and okra soup.

  • Kefa Coffee: The Jingletown cafe serves coffee and sandwiches.

  • Kingston 11: The Uptown restaurant serves Jamaican patties, jerk chicken, and other Caribbean food.

  • Kopia Delices: Kopia Delices serves juices and West African food.

  • Kowbird: Matt Horn’s new West Oakland restaurant focuses on fried chicken sandwiches. They also have chicken wings and candied apples.

  • Lane-E Kefa Coffee: The cafe by Lake Merritt serves coffee, smoothies, and breakfast sandwiches.

  • Little Giant Ice Cream: The ice cream shop in Uptown Oakland has flavors like key lime pie, buttermilk cheesecake, and vegan Thai green curry.

  • Lois the Pie Queen: The North Oakland diner serves chicken and waffles, biscuits, and lemon icebox pies.

  • Lula: Lula is an Ethiopian cafe in Pill Hill with samosas, fitfit, and more.

  • Malibu’s Burgers: The vegan fast-food spot has burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and milkshakes.

  • Man Must Wak: The African and Caribbean market sells prepared foods like smoked fish and Nigerian meat pies.

  • Man Vs. Fries: Man Vs. Fries is a french fry-focused mini-chain.

  • Mela Bistro: Mela Bistro is an Ethiopian spot in Uptown Oakland. Catering is available.

  • MexiQ: The Mexican/BBQ pop-up has weekly menus. Catering is also available.

  • Miss Ollie’s: The Caribbean restaurant in Swan's Market has fried chicken, braised oxtails, jerk shrimp, and more.

  • Oeste: The Downtown Oakland bar and restaurant serves things like cheesy shrimp and grits and street tacos. They also have a rooftop deck.

  • Pietisserie: The bakery specializes in pies, which you can order online or find at local grocery stores.

  • Red Bay Coffee: Grab a cappuccino or charcoal latte at any of Red Bay Coffee's Oakland locations.

  • Red Sea: Red Sea is an Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant in Temescal.

  • Roderick’s BBQ: Roderick's BBQ is an East Oakland BBQ spot. Catering is available.

  • Rush Bowls: The Oakland location of the national chain specializes in smoothies and acai bowls.

  • Ruth’s Buka: Ruth's Buka is a Nigerian restaurant focusing on goat pepper soup, rice plates, and more.

  • Selam: The Ethiopian cafe in Pill Hill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Shewhat Cafe: Shewhat Cafe is an Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant in North Oakland.

  • Sobre Mesa: Sobre Mesa is an Afro-Latino cocktail bar in Downtown Oakland.

  • Soul Slice: Soul Slice serves pizzas with biscuit crusts. Topping combinations include everything from okra and BBQ sauce to hot links and collard greens.

  • Souley Vegan: The vegan Creole spot in Jack London has Creole spaghetti, seitan chicken and waffles, and fried chicken sandwiches.

  • Southern Cafe: The Southern spot serves fried chicken, oxtails, banana pudding, and more.

  • Sugarsweet: The bakery makes cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. Delivery is available.

  • Super Juiced: The Downtown Oakland juice spot makes smoothies and acai bowls.

  • Teni East Kitchen: The Burmese restaurant in Temescal focuses on curries, noodle dishes, and more.

  • The Bussdown: The Bussdown is a delivery-only “Pan-African soul food concept” serving dishes like jerk chicken gumbo and shrimp sofrito.

  • The Damel: The Damel specializes in empanadas. The Afro-Brazilian restaurant has a brick-and-mortar in Downtown Oakland, plus a food truck on Lakeshore.

  • The Hatch: The Downtown Oakland gastrobar has daily deals on food and drinks.

  • The Lumpia Company: The Lumpia Company is a takeout-only lumpia spot in Downtown Oakland.

  • Two Chicks in the Mix: The bakery specializes in custom cakes and other desserts. Delivery is available.

  • Vegan Mob: The vegan soul food restaurant specializes in plant-based BBQ, mac and cheese, loaded nachos, and burgers.

  • Wahpepah’s Kitchen: Indigenous chef Crystal Wahpepah is serving Native dishes, like blue corn waffles and buffalo kabobs out of Fruitvale.

  • Wynn: Catering and takeout are available—order online.

Palo Alto

  • Coconuts: The Caribbean restaurant has jerk chicken, BBQ plates, coconut fried shrimp, and more.

Pittsburg

  • Lady J's Soul Food: Formerly, Southern Express, the soul food restaurant serves baked and barbecued meats, and sides like yams, mac and cheese, and green beans. 

Pleasanton

  • Oyo: The Guyanese spot in Pleasanton features a range of dishes with influence from West Africa and the Caribbean, from jerk chicken and pholourie to curry goat.

Richmond

San Francisco

  • Anthony’s Cookies: The Mission bakery focuses on fresh-baked cookies. They also have ice cream.

  • Axum Cafe: Axum Cafe is an Ethiopian restaurant in Lower Haight.

  • Bella Trattoria: This Italian restaurant in the Richmond has gnocchi, pinsas, and more.

  • Boug Cali: Boug Cali is a Creole restaurant with a stall at the La Cocina Marketplace.

  • Burke & Black: The charcuterie and dessert spot offers curated boxes for pick up and delivery.

  • Cafe Ethiopia: Cafe Ethiopia is an Ethiopian restaurant in the Mission.

  • Crumble & Whisk: The bakery focuses on cheesecakes, which are available at farmers markets around the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Ferry Building and Grand Lake Farmers Market.

  • Da Flora: Da Flora is a North Beach trattoria with seasonally-changing Italian dishes.

  • Eko Kitchen: The Nigerian catering company was formerly SF's only stand-alone Nigerian restaurant. It now focuses on catering and virtual cooking classes, with the occasional pop-up in the city.

  • Excelsior Coffee: The Excelsior cafe makes espresso drinks and has pastries at the counter.

  • Frisco Fried: The fried chicken spot in Bayview has burgers, seafood, and more.

  • International Smoke: The BBQ restaurant in SoMa specializes in small plates, wood-fired mains, and more.

  • Little Baobab: The Senegalese spot in the Mission serves aloko, dibi wraps, and more.

  • Little Skillet: The Southern spot in SoMa has fried chicken, gumbo, and po'boys.

  • Local Kitchen: The Rincon Hill restaurant serves wood-fired pizzas.

  • LoJo’s Taco Shop: The breakfast taco pop-up usually operates out of Avedano's Meats in Bernal Heights.

  • Man Vs. Fries: The food truck in the Mission focuses on french fries.

  • Moraysha: Plates are available for pick-up or delivery.

  • Oasis Cafe: The Eritrean/Ethiopian spot in NoPa is open all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Peaches Patties: Peaches Patties specializes in Jamaican patties and other prepared meals.

  • Red Bay Coffee: The new outpost of the Oakland-based coffee shop is located in the Ferry Building.

  • Sextant Coffee: The SoMa coffee shop has espresso drinks and pastries.

  • Sheba Piano Lounge: For Ethiopian food and live music nightly, head to this Western Addition spot.

  • Sunset Cantina: Sunset Cantina is a Mexican bar and restaurant in the Sunset. Brunch is available on weekends.

  • Taqueria Los Mayas: The Mexican and Yucatecan spot in the Richmond serves mole tamales, burritos, and more.

  • Tastebuds: The Richmond spot serves everything from shrimp and grits to green smoothies.

  • Teranga: The Senegalese restaurant has a stall in the La Cocina Marketplace. Prepared meals and juices are available online.

  • Two Jack’s Seafood: Seafood is available at both the Haight Street and Gilman Avenue (Berkeley) locations.

  • Ungrafted: Ungrafted is a wine bar in the Dogpatch. They have a parklet outside, as well as a food menu with salt and vinegar fries, cheese, and charcuterie.

  • Vegan Mob Food Truck: The food truck is an expansion of the Oakland-based vegan soul food restaurant. It parks in the Mission. Loaded nachos, impossible tacos, spicy fried chicken, and more are available.

  • Voodoo Love: Voodoo Love is a Creole spot in the Mission. They serve gumbo, chicken and waffles, and more.

  • Yes Pudding: The dessert company in the Ferry Building specializes in seasonally-rotating puddings and pastries.

  • Z Zoul Cafe: The Sudanese cafe in the Tenderloin has soups, wraps, and more.

San Leandro

  • Kendejah: The Liberian spot serves jollof rice, fufu and soup, and more.

  • Pinx Catering: The catering company has meals available for delivery.

San Jose

  • Back A Yard: Caribbean dishes are available throughout San Jose at their Downtown, Capitol Expressway, and North locations.

  • Dee Lee Cakes: The bakery makes pound cakes, cinnamon rolls, and pies.

  • Gojo Ethiopian: Order kitfo, tibs, and sandwiches from this Ethiopian restaurant.

  • Jon Jon’s BBQ: The BBQ food truck is open for takeout. Catering is also available.

  • LeYou Ethiopian: The San Jose spot serves Ethiopian staples and gluten-free injera.

  • Luv’s Brownies: The dessert truck specializing in heart-shaped brownies operates out of Santa Clara County farmers markets. Shipping is available.

  • Walia Ethiopian: This Ethiopian spot has combo plates, drinks, and honey wine.

San Mateo

San Rafael

  • Caribbean Spices: The Haitian and Caribbean restaurant has jerk chicken plates, oxtails, tostones, and more.

San Ramon

  • Clementine’s: The all-day restaurant serves everything from beignets to gumbo and Cajun-style burgers.

Santa Rosa

  • Abyssinia: The Ethiopian/Eritrean spot is open for lunch and dinner.

  • Red Rose Catering: The catering company delivers throughout Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Healdsburg, and Sebastopol on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Sonoma Crust: Waffle sandwiches and chicken are available for curbside pick up.

  • Sonoma Sauces: The sauce company has blackberry merlot sauce and dark cherry zinfandel sauce available for shipping.

Sebastopol

  • Pack Jack BBQ: The Texas-style BBQ spot is open for lunch and dinner.

Sonoma

  • Corner 103: Corner 103 is a winery that's open for wine tastings.

Union City

  • Hippies Brew: Hippies Brew is an all-day cafe serving boba, coffee, and breakfast food.

Vallejo

  • Gracie’s BBQ: This Vallejo restaurant has BBQ sandwiches, plates, and family meals.

  • House of Soul: The soul food restaurant makes fried chicken, hot links, and BBQ.

  • Hummingbird: Hummingbird has desserts and pastries, and is open for takeout. Catering is available.