“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Java House

Established 1912

Java House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2009
1. Java House Marker
Inscription. Good food here! The oldest eatery on San Francisco's Embarcadero, Java House has served breakfast and lunch at this Pier 40 location since 1912. The classic menu appeals to all who have stopped in from sailors, longshoremen, tourists and politicians including cultural celebrities Herb Caen, Harry Bridges, Carl Wheat, to baseball's Joe Dimaggio and Willie Mays. Its hosts through time represent those who sail the seas: Italians, Portugese, Norwegians, Irish, Scots and Greeks. The waterfront has undergone dramatic change, but the Java House's vintage appearance, friendly welcome and great eats remain.


Dedicated March 27, 6009 (2004) by
Yerba Buena #1 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus
Credo Quia Absurdum

Erected 2004 by Yerba Buena Chapter of E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
The Java House image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2009
2. The Java House

Location. 37° 46.879′ N, 122° 23.268′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on The Embarcadero near Townsend, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pier 40, The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whaling Out of San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); Ghost Ship - Lydia (within shouting distance of this marker); Townsend Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shipbuilding at Steamboat Point (about 300 feet away); Remnants of Rincon Hill (about 500 feet away); Building the Seawall (about 600 feet away); The Alaska Packers (about 700 feet away); The Oriental Warehouse (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The marker is located to the right of the front (The Embarcadero side) door.
Regarding Java House. Of the cultural celebrities mentioned on the marker, Herb Caen was a long-time daily columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, presenting the city and its celebrities with his three-dot (...) humor; Carl Wheat was a historian who was instrumental in reviving E Clampus Vitus; and Harry Bridges was a labor organizer and leader of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU).
Also see . . .  The Java House History. (Submitted on July 19, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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