This entry refers to a departed business — a business that has closed or left town. All information here is for historical reference only.


Folks relax outside of Papa Toby's Revolution Cafe (2007).

3248 22nd Street , between Bartlett and Mission streets
Mon-Wed: 9 am - 12:30 am
Thu: 9 am - 1 am
Sun: 9 am - 1 am
Fri, Sat: 9 am - 2 am
(415) 642-0474
Terry Chastain
Payment Method
Cash only

Revolution Cafe, often referred to as Papa Toby's or Papa Toby's Revolution Cafe, is a European-feeling jazzy cafe in the Mission. They serve food, coffee, beer and wine. Their house special sangria is really popular.

Revolution Cafe has outdoor and indoor seating, with heat lamps for the outdoor areas. The place can get a bit packed on some nights, though.

They usually have mellow live music here. You can check their music schedule on their myspace. On Sunday nights they have really kick ass classical music. Music stopped in March of 2008 because they didn't have an "entertainment license." They are trying to get one / work it out.

There's a sister Revolution Cafe, Momi Toby's, in Hayes Valley.





slight view of inside They painted a mural sometime in 2007. Sidewalk paintings of revolutionaries (2008). Current iteration of the mural (2010)