ISSUE 34  |  San Francisco Finds

Restaurant Visit: Seesaw Cafe in San Francisco

August 22, 2011 7:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Sabrina Gabel, a child psychologist, and her husband opened the Seesaw Cafe in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco with the mission of inspiring curiosity, creativity, and connection. The airy interior features elements from both the Danish and Korean aesthetic (representing the heritage of Gabel and her husband), with pale wood flooring, a pair of classic Poul Henningsen lights, and expanses of white walls; the wood shelves hold developmentally appropriate toys and books. For more information, go to Seesaw Cafe.

Above: Blue skies of San Francisco reflected in Seesaw Cafe's windows.

Above: The airy interior features a mix of natural wood and expansive white walls.

Above: A collection of modernist chairs in the dining area.

Above L to R: Details of the barn door hardware and a Louis Poulsen light.

Above: Danish modern chairs, draped in sheepskins, provide parental seating.

Above: Shelves of books and toys provide play opportunities for children.

Above: A menu of Danish and Korean snacks is on offer as well as coffee from Four Barrel.

Photos 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 by Lynn Kloythanomsup of Architectural Black; others courtesy of Seesaw.