Our Story


After almost six years in our beautiful Hayes Valley, the Two Sisters team is moving east.  We look forward to serving you through Saturday May 27th 2017.  You can find more information on our move here.  For information on our forthcoming Berkeley cafe and wine bar, please visit Les Arceaux.

Two Sisters Bar & Books was born on a train. Somewhere between Krakow and Warsaw two sisters decided to create a space where their favorite things from home, and their travels abroad, could flourish. The result is a place where everyone feels at home and part of the family.

The hearty brown breads of Eastern Europe; a mesmerizing bookstore in Krakow; a rich espresso at a quintessential coffee-house in Vienna; a young, urban restaurant in Brooklyn; the warm company of friends on a foggy, damp night in San Francisco; and a glass of vin chaud at a lively neighborhood bar in Paris all served as inspiration for Two Sisters Bar & Books.

Two Sisters Bar & Books opened in 2011. Today, Two Sisters Bar & Books is a place to linger over a craft cocktail, share a scrumptious meal with friends, indulge in literary zeal with the boozy book club, or simply sip an espresso while perusing a book from the Two Sisters community book exchange.