More than a neighborhood coffee shop

The KitchenTown Café offers the public a place to learn firsthand about changes percolating in the food system. It’s where customers connect with our makers and their products, an arm’s reach from where they’re made.

Café & Store hours

Open Tuesday – Sunday

8am – 4pm

Menu served 8am – 2pm

Coffee and baked goods all day


We are hiring for full-time and part-time baristas and serves as well as a Cafe Manager.  

Check out our jobs page and email for more information.


Farmer’s Market-Inspired

Our café kitchen serves the seasonal best of our Californian foodshed. Think: rustic bistro, lattés included. Oh, and don’t miss weekend brunch.

Breads We Love

Three of the Bay Area’s best bakeries—Backhaus, BaseCamp, and Portside Bakery— call KitchenTown home, and we couldn’t be luckier. Watch our baker’s rack for their whole loaves and pastries.

Dinner. But only sometimes.

We host special dinner events on occasion. We’re a stage for unique, thoughtful, and sometimes crazy ideas, and we love it.  Like that time J. Kenji Lopéz-Alt partnered with Backhaus for a German beer hall–inspired meal, or when Stella Parks served dessert…for dinner (lucky us). Sign up for our newsletter or find us on social media to stay in the know.

A Place to Discover New Favorites.

We’ve stocked our store with goods from our own in-house startups, as well as curated brands from across the country—from plant-based snacks to food waste solutions to alternative proteins. We hope you’ll be as inspired as we are by the stunning abundance of delicious creativity rolling out of the kitchen at KitchenTown, and beyond.


1007 Howard Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401



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