In March 2020, the circular red restaurant at the southeast end of the Golden Gate Bridge, known as the Round House Cafe, closed. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, which operated the cafe, announced the closure just before the pandemic shutdowns, citing “significant challenges in food preparation services.”
But now another business will breathe new life into the historic building that opened in 1938 as a roadside restaurant. According to the San Francisco Business Times, Equator Coffees will move into the Round House space, again giving people the opportunity to grab a drink and a snack before walking or cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge. This will be the Marin County-based roaster and retail operator’s seventh site, all located in the Bay Area.