We’ve got a cafe and everything.
Café Crème brings a taste of the Left Bank to the café level at 50 Oak Street. Enjoy salads, soups, tartines, sandwiches on baguettes or bagels, and a full assortment of pastries accompanied by the aroma of freshly drawn espresso and the ambiance of impromptu serenades. Café Crème caters to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music—and to all bohemians on promenade!
Hours (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Open all year long except during breaks (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter breaks)
The café is open from:
Monday through Thursday: 7:30 am to 6pm
Friday: 7:30am to 5pm
Saturday: 7:30am to 3pm
May 17 - June 16
June 29 - June 28
Starting July 15 the cafe will be open from 8 AM to 2 PM, daily. The cafe will be open for summer night concerts beginning in June through July.
Café Crème Cards available for your convenience
Lighter than a croissant, slimmer than a palmier, and more potent than a shot of espresso, the newest item on the menu at Café Crème is sure to be a hit. Charge up your Café Crème Card and use it to purchase your pleasure.
Fill up your card at the counter using cash, credit, or a debit card ($10 minimum). Check your balance, refill as needed, and worry no more about scraping up coins for a cuppa or buying a brownie to meet the regular credit card minimum (now $5, although you know you want that brownie anyway).
The Café Crème Card also makes a chic gift!
We offer students a dining plan option through Café Crème for $900 per semester. Participation in a dining plan is optional, but you get a fancy Café Crème Card if you sign up! Enrollment in the Dining Plan is managed by the Office of Student Affairs.
Café Crème is available to cater recitals, meeting, or conferences within 50 Oak Street.
Hailing from Gabon in Central Africa, Marc studied and worked in Paris prior to coming to San Francisco in 1996. He served as the middle and high school art teacher at the French American International School. In 2006, Marc transitioned to the Chinese American International School to continue teaching art. He combined his passion for people and food as the proprietor of Café Tartine in Hayes Valley for 13 years before launching Café Crème at the Conservatory in January 2012.
From a very young age, Isabelle was surrounded by food and recipes and learned the chocolaterie trade as a representative of Godiva Chocolate Company in Paris. Isabelle is the proprietress of Le Chaudron Magique, a boutique confectionery, and her jam is available in Hayes Valley at Café Crème and Gourmet & More.