Cassava is an intimate neighborhood restaurant located in San Francisco's the Outer Richmond. Cassava serves modern California cuisine breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Photos by Andria Lo & John C. Liau


In 2012, Cassava opened to bring an artisan cafe experience in the Outer Richmond district of San Francisco. With neighborhood support from both residents and businesses they expanded their cafe into a restaurant in 2013. Cassava is a community hub for the neighborhood and the anchoring point for the revitalization of Balboa street commercial corridor.

Owner Chef Kris Toliao & General Manager Yuka Ioroi

Owner Chef Kris Toliao & General Manager Yuka Ioroi

There are some people in the restaurant industry who totally melt your heart, and the kind couple... running the homey Cassava in the Outer Richmond have not only totally charmed me but a whole bunch of other customers and neighbors as well.
— Tablehopper



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3519 Balboa St.
(btwn 36th & 37th)
San Francisco,
CA 94121



10am – 2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday


8:30am – 11am
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


11am – 2:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


5:30am – 9pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Closed on Tuesdays

Weekend Brunch Menu

Saturday and Sunday | 10:00am – 2:30pm

We now offer table service for our weekend brunch menu and take reservations.

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To Americans, breakfast means Belgian waffles doused in syrup, fried eggs, and greasy sausage... But to the Japanese, it means a meal loaded with iron, fiber, and protein.
— S.F. Weekly

Weekday Cafe Breakfast

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday | 8:30am – 11:00am

We keep it causal during this time and offer only counter service.



Currently, our weekday breakfast and lunch service is walk-in only and counter service. Due to the limited space, it can be difficult to accommodate parties larger than six and large strollers during peak hours. Thank you for your understanding!

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How much does it cost to rent out Cassava???
The minimum for a buy-out is $1600 on weekdays and $2000 on Friday and Saturday until 11/30/14, $2500 throughout the month of December 2014, and starting from January 2015, $2000 on weekdays and $2500 on weekends, plus CA sales tax (8.5% in SF as of 2012) plus service charge of 18%.

How many of us can you fit in your tiny little place???!!
For sit-down dinner: 24 guests
For cocktail party: 40 guests indoor, 20 guests in heated sidewalk tables

What do you feed us???
Each party menu is created from scratch by Kris depending on the celebrant’s fantasy ingredients, dietary restriction of any attending guests, and of course the budget. Please send us an email to start the conversation!

What is the availability like???
Dinner Booking Wed through Sat nights from 6pm to 9:30pm.

Currently we are not accepting private party requests during weekend brunch time.

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