In March 2020, the circular red restaurant at the southeastern end of the Golden Gate Bridge known as the Round House Cafe shuttered. 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 first opened in 1938 as a roadside diner. According to the San Francisco Business Times, Equator Coffees will move into the Round House space, once again giving people an opportunity to grab a drink and a snack before walking or biking across the Golden Gate Bridge. This will be the Marin County-based coffee roaster and retail operator’s seventh location, all of which are located in the Bay Area.