York Street Café in Embarcadero closed

York Street Café has been a beacon of innovation and community in San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center. Anand, the heart and soul behind YSC, recently announced its temporary closure via Instagram, marking a bittersweet moment for its loyal patrons. They are famous for its ‘Pandan in Paradise’.

Despite its successes, the downtown location posed challenges. Limited space and the downtown crowd’s taste preferences leaned towards traditional coffee options, overshadowing their more creative menu. And Friday looks like their slowest day.

Embarcadero Center’s recovery has been slow. Even before the pandamic, there weren’t that much vibrancy.