The vision of Mavelous is to share some of the best ingredients the earth has to offer, by bringing the finest roasted coffees and boutique wines from around the world to San Francisco, and by utilizing our vast culinary resources in Northern California. The select seasonal menu concentrates on celebrating the small sustainable farms, roasteries and wineries.
Please join us in exploring the vast world of international specialty coffees and boutique wines through regular cuppings and tastings.
No reservations are needed for our urban coffee and wine bar in the heart of the city. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or in between. Enjoy some of the best coffee around, or a glass of exceptional wine, while nibbling on savory and sweet treats and reading a book or magazine from our library.
Eco and eclectic, urban and sophisticated, Mavelous is designed for coffee aficionados ready to go beyond their everyday “ cup of Joe,” for a “shaken, not stirred,” experience.
Mavelous was inspired by Clarence E. Bickford, the pioneer green coffee man during the late 19th century, who discovered Central America as a new source for specialty coffee and single-handedly grew San Francisco into a coffee center. It was then when he first took a sip of a cup brewed from a Central American blend and proclaimed it to be “ma-velous”. Like Bickford reinvented the coffee trade, Mavelous aims to jumpstart San Francisco’s coffee culture by treating the simplest but best ingredients with diligence and care to take serving specialty craft coffee to an art form.
Artisan brews are handcrafted by professional baristas with care and perfection. This is not your typical café. Each coffee can be brewed in six different ways, either by using a one-of-a-kind espresso machine, or manually with a Hario V60 coffee drip, a Chemex coffee maker, a French Press, as well as the popular Siphon coffee brewing machine and the Kyoto cold slow drip coffee maker, both from Japan. This will allow aficionados to taste the full complexity of each coffee, its natural sweet, fruity, acidic or buttery finish without cream or sugar. No bitterness here. (Read More…)
The eco chic design at Mavelous was created by Adeeni Design Group, one of San Francisco’s most notable interior design firms and is known for its eclectic and timeless interiors. The concept was inspired by the café’s location in San Francisco’s Civic Center and its close proximity to the arts, such as the War Memorial Opera House, the San Francisco Ballet, Davies Symphony Hall, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Library.
The design firm paid careful attention to implementing an eco-conscious design that is stylish and modern while celebrating the local arts by incorporating the talents of a number of local artists throughout the space. Several of them were commissioned not only for specific artwork but also for functional designs such as the lighting, the laser-cut acrylic panels topping the partitions, the paintings on the lampshades and the photographs on the pillows in the lounge.