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.

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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




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

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We'll be closed on the following day for a private party.

2/7/2015 (Sat), 2/20/2015 (Fri)

To celebrate the Valentine's Day,

we are hosting a special tasting menu!

Valentine's Day 2/14/2015:                                                        

$78/guest 5 course tasting menu with

seating time at 5:30pm and 7:30pm.



Our weekday breakfast service and lunch is counter service. Guests with lunch reservation can be served at the table side.

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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Located in the Outer Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco, Cassava is a recent addition to Balboa Street’s vibrant, yet cozy, community. With sea breezes, a surrounding park, and its “small town in a big city” vibes, this corner of the city offers refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown, while still embracing the exciting and eclectic energy of San Francisco.


The style food at Cassava is rooted in modern California cuisine; refined and approachable at the same time, reflecting the warm feel of the surrounding neighborhood. Owner chef, Kristoffer Toliao, is more than happy to design a custom menu for your party while general manager, Yuka Ioroi, is ready to recommend beverage pairings and options to complete your dining experience. We will also arrange the details of your party in order to make the planning simple and the event memorable.

We are excited to share our cozy neighborhood restaurant with you for your special occasion!  Please take a look at the party plan option examples we have listed in this packet.  Feel free to contact us via email to start planning your special events.

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