Cafe Zoetrope

European cafe by Francis Ford Coppola in the historic Sentinel Building. Lunch-dinner, full bar & extensive wines.
916 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA 94133
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Step into the world of Francis Ford Coppola at Cafe Zoetrope! Nestled in the historic Sentinel Building, this European-style cafe isn’t just a place to eat, it’s a portal to Coppola’s creative legacy.

Opened in 1999, the cafe occupies the very location where Coppola’s production company, American Zoetrope, once hummed with activity. Films like The Godfather II and Apocalypse Now were brought to life within these walls, and Coppola’s fingerprints are still everywhere you look.

Indulge in an authentic Roman trattoria experience, complete with Coppola’s own family recipes and an extensive wine list. The cafe transforms into a charming wine bar in the evenings, offering a sophisticated space to unwind and soak up the Coppola ambiance. So come experience a taste of Hollywood history alongside a delicious meal at Cafe Zoetrope.

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