Automat opened with the intention of being a neighborhood and destination cafe and restaurant, offering craveable takes on our childhood classics for both daytime and dinner. We are so proud of what we accomplished, the food that we served, the hospitality of our staff, the connections we made in the neighborhood, and our welcoming space. But it has been tough to operate a casual restaurant in San Francisco that is sustainable for its employees, affordable for its customers, puts out high-end food made from scratch, but also works financially. In the two years we’ve been open, we were not able to find that balance. So Automat is closing.
We are beyond grateful to the incredible team who built this restaurant with us, and to our lovely patrons who have been at our tables since 2021. Thank you!