The San Francisco Blind Cafe

The San Francisco Blind Cafe

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Isabel N. · 1 review
· April 17, 2018
Tables are turned, and other senses are enhanced. It was in incredible experience and the music was fenomenal.


Martina P. · 2 reviews
· March 23, 2018
This opens a new world to me!


Jessica Ann S. · 1 review
· February 17, 2018
I was surprised at this experience I was really skeptical about this being that you have to make a reservation before the ticket expires so I want warn anyone if it's their first time (like as soon as you buy it). Overall experience was nice we had a struggle getting to the venue bit after that it was smooth sailing and they were kind and we shared a table and ate food in complete darkness.

What You'll Get

Choose from Six Options

  • $79 for Dining in the Dark admission for one ($125 value)
  • $159 for Dining in the Dark admission for two ($250 value)

Choose from the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 7 at 6 p.m.

The meal includes a vegetarian dinner with dessert and a beverage; vegan and gluten-free options are available. See more details here. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will benefit a local blindness organization.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 9, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Online reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must register online to redeem. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Blind Cafe

Before the dinner begins, each diner moves their drink to their left hand and lines up, placing their free hand on the shoulder of the person in front of them. That person could be a loved one or a stranger, but very shortly, trusting them will become important. A host walks the line to make sure everyone is ready, then pulls aside a heavy, canvas curtain flap, revealing a room of pitch darkness. The group of people file in, led by the waitstaff—blind people lending others their expertise at moving sightlessly—who help the group to their tables.

In the absence of sight, other senses take over at the meal; diners focus on the aroma and flavor of the plates of food that come before them. Local chefs craft purely vegetarian meals, forgoing elements of presentation to instead create interesting textures and tastes. As the evening commences, the meal is served as the legally blind waitstaff talks about blindness in a Q&A, which is followed by an original soundtrack from performing artists Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra or Richie Flores. The event doesn't just excite senses, but aims to educate visitors about life as a blind person. Yet for all the good it does, the event doesn't stick around forever: as a pop-up originating in Boulder, the organizers bring this experience to cities around the country two to three times a year for special temporary engagements.

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