Cafe Franco at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

Cafe Franco at HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

a quiche at Cafe Franco San Francisco

Welcome to Café Franco at HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Hostel

Sitting pretty at the edge of Fort Mason, this cozy breakfast, lunch and light dinner spot in the Marina serves international travelers staying at the hostel and San Franciscans looking for a reasonably priced coffee with a view. Everything from the fresh salads and sandwiches, to the coffee and irresistible baked goods are made using as many locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients as possible. From 12:00 p.m. onwards, the café serves local beers and wine while the views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz set an idyllic scene out the window. With complimentary Wi-Fi available and a good soundtrack of laid-back tunes filling the air, this spot is perfect for those passing through the park or looking for a spot to do some remote work. Drop by for fun community events, or to watch your favorite sports team play on T.V. while you mix and mingle with travelers and locals! 

Café Franco, which opened in 1993 and is named after long-time hostel employee Francesco Greco, operates under Hostelling International USA’s mission to build a more tolerant world through travel. By stopping at our café, you’re also supporting our non-profit’s efforts to foster a deeper understanding of people, places and cultures through our hostels, travel scholarships, and education programs. 

Come have some great conversation with people from all over the world and treat yourself to some excellent, good-for-you food! 

the window with Golden Gate Bridge view at Cafe Franco


Veggie Breakfast Sandwich $3.75 (VE)

Avocado, Tomato, Onion

On a croissant +.50  

Bacon Breakfast Sandwich $5

Bacon, Cheddar, Egg, Tomato

Classic Breakfast Sandwich $5

Ham, Swiss, Egg, Onion

On a croissant +.50  

Toast $1.50 (V)

Bread and Butter

+ Egg $1.00 

Oatmeal $2.75

Walnuts and Dried Fruit 

Quiche of the Day $4.50

Meat or Veggie

+Side Salad $2.50 

Soup of the Day $4.00

See the board for details 

Salami Plate $4

Salami, Swiss, Crackers 

Hummus Plate $4 (V)

Homemade Garlic Hummus, Crackers, Cucumber 


-All of our sandwiches are toasted-

-Ask for our bread options-

-Choice of chips or fruit-

sandwich at Cafe Franco

BLT $7.50

Bacon, Greens, Tomato, Mayo

+Avocado or Turkey $1.00 

Milano $7.50

Salami, Provolone, Roasted Red Peppers, Greens, Pesto

+Avocado $1.00 

Provocado (V) $7.50

Provolone, Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Garlic Hummus, Greens

+Turkey, Salami, or Tuna $1.00 

Hummus (V) $7.50

+Hard Boiled Egg, Turkey, or Salami $1.00

+Cheese .50 

Marina Club $8.50

Ham, Turkey, Bacon, Cheddar, Onion, Tomato, Greens, Mayo, Dijon

+Avocado or Salami $1.00 

Tuna Melt $8.00

Tuna, Provolone, Tomato, Onion, Greens, Mayo, House Vinaigrette

+Avocado or Bacon $1.00 

Grilled Cheese (V) $5.00

Cheddar, Butter

+Avocado or Meat $1.00 


-Served with House Balsamic on the side-

-Can be gluten free without croutons-

-Choice of chips or fruit- 

soup and salad at Cafe Franco San Francisco

Nicoise $8.00

Tuna, Potato, Hard Boiled Egg, Tomato, Onion, Olives, Croutons

+Avocado or Bacon $1.00 

San Francisco $7.50

Spinach, Turkey, Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Croutons

+Hard Boiled Egg $1.00 

Cobb $ 8.50

Ham, Hard Boiled Egg, Bacon, Cheddar, Tomato, Onion, Croutons

+Avocado $1.00 

Super Food $7.50 (V)

Spinach, Apple, Onion, Walnut, Cranberry, Swiss, Croutons

+Hard Boiled Egg, Avocado or Turkey $1.00 

Mediterranean $7.50 (VE)

Chickpeas, Roasted Red Pepper, Cucumber, Onions, Olives, Oil and Balsamic

+Hard Boiled Egg or Avocado $1.00 

Mason Salad $5.00 (VE)

Greens, Tomato, Onion, Croutons

+Hard Boiled Egg or Meat $1.00 

Petite Mason $3 (VE)

Tomato, Onion, Croutons

+Hard Boiled Egg or Meat $1.00 

V): Vegetarian VE): Vegan

Our salads can be gluten free without croutons.


Our Coffee is Organic and Fair Trade

Bring your own cup to help reduce waste and save 25c 

Drip Coffee $2.00

Iced Coffee $2.50

Espresso $2.25

Macchiato $2.50

Americano $2.50

Latte $3.00

Cappuccino $3.00

Mocha $3.50

White Mocha $3.50 

*Add 50c for to-go.

2 shots in all espresso drinks 

Loose Leaf Tea $2.50

Iced Tea $2.75 

–Ask for current iced and loose leaf options- 

Chai Tea Latte $3.50

Green Tea Latte $3.50

Hot Chocolate $3.00 


Flavored Syrup $.50

-ask for our current options- 

Add Shots $.50

Soy or Almond Milk $.50 

the inside of Cafe Franco at Fort Mason


-On Tap- 

Atom Splitter Pale Ale $5

Pine Street Brewery, San Francisco, CA 

Pine Street Seasonal $5

Pine Street Brewery, San Francisco, CA 

-Bottled Beer-

Bottled beer from the Great State of California

Scrimshaw Pilsner $5

North Coast Brewing- Fort Bragg, CA

Great White (Witbier) $5

Lost Coast Brewery-Eureka, CA

Eight Ball Stout $5

Lost Coast Brewery-Eureka, CA 


Bite Hard Apple Cider $6

Boonville Bite-Booneville, CA 


Chardonnay $7

Cypress Vineyards-Cypress, CA 

Cabernet Sauvignon $7

Dancing Bull-Sonoma, CA 

Echelon Pinot Noir $6

Echelon Vineyards, CA 

Pinot Grigio $6

Maggio Family Vineyards-Lodi, CA 

BEER and WINE served daily from Noon-Close

-All locally sourced from CALIFORNIA-

bottled local beers at Cafe Franco in San Francisco