The San Francisco Blind Café Experience

Event has passed (Thu Aug 9, 2018 - Fri Aug 10, 2018)
Slovenian Hall
5pm-8pm; 8.30pm-11.30pm
Activism / Cause, Food


Welcome to The San Francisco Blind Café Experience, an award-winning positive social impact discussion, sensory tasting dinner, and music in the dark experience. You’ll be challenged to socially engage as you literally break bread at large tables, participate in a social impact discussion with legally blind staff, and experience an intimate music concert in 100% darkness. There will be no distraction from your visual conditioning, social etiquette, and cell phones. The Blind Café does not try to perfectly recreate blindness. Instead, it allows people to interact, trust each other, and experience music and community in an entirely new way. In the dark, there are no uncomfortable glances, no self-consciousness about what you’re wearing or what you weigh, and no distinction between the sighted and the blind.
A Special Dark Chocolate Social & Menu.
Please be advised that you will be in 100% darkness for about 1.5 - 2 hours. 100% darkness means you won't be able to see your hand in front of your face and it can be very easy to become disorientated. But don't be discouraged! We’re excited to share this most moving and powerful experience in the dark with you.

What I’ll provide
A fixed mystery menu
You'll break bread over a family style menu designed to open up your senses that includes gluten-free and vegan options.

Glass of wine
Additional wine may be purchased onsite.

100% Pure Darkness!
We'll provide you with a 100% pitch dark experience. It takes us up to 1.5 days to set up the room. We never use blindfolds!

A Dark Chocolate Tasting
A Dark Chocolate tasting of varied brands will be provided.


  1. Slovenian Hall 2101 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA