June 21, 2023

Dear Friends,

The Interfaith Peace Project continues our ongoing observance of The International Day of Peace, September 21, by sending out a reflection on the 21st of every month. Today we would like to celebrate Delancey Street Restaurant. If you are in the area in San Francisco, we recommend a meal at the Delancey Street Restaurant. I (Susan) ate at the restaurant last December when I was in the city for Christmas. The food was great, the service was exemplary, and we had a great time there. Our tips went to help keep this wonderful place in business. See below for more information on this extraordinary organization.

I also just heard of a Berkeley diner that provides a free breakfast to anyone who is hungry, no questions asked. The restaurant is Homemade Café in southwest Berkeley. I have not been to this restaurant myself, but if any of you have, I would love to have you give us a review. The free breakfast consists of 2 eggs, a side of home fries and toast. To qualify, one merely needs to grab a coupon from the diner bulletin board and find a seat. The only payment required is a thank you!! Paying customers can help by adding $5.00 to their bill, if they wish. The restaurant is located at 2454 Sacramento Street in Berkeley, California.

Please let us know of any other restaurants who similarly feed the hungry so that we might support them!

We invite you share in our effort to observe The International Day of Peace, by sending any articles or information that you would like to share to:

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P
[email protected]

Continuing to Observe
The International Day of Peace
by Susan Batterton

(from their website:

Delancey Street Restaurant is a key training school for the Delancey Street Foundation. For 40 years, Delancey Street has provided a home and all services to thousands of residents at no cost to the client and no cost to the taxpayer. We earn our money through enterprises such as this restaurant which train our residents and also support our operation. All tips are considered donations, and all restaurant proceeds after food costs go directly to house, feed and clothe our residents and teach all skills, values and attitudes needed for a successful drug-free and crime-free life in the mainstream society.

In an extraordinary spirit of community service, the owners, chefs and wait staffs of the finest restaurants in the City have helped train us to cook, manage and serve in our restaurant which was designed, built, and is operated completely by Delancey residents. Our thanks to Allegro, Alejandro’s, Perry’s, Postrio, Roti, Square One, Tommy Toys and Washington Square Bar & Grill restaurants. And to Backen Arrigoni and Ross, the architectural firm who helped us design the restaurant. Our highlights are because of all their help; the fumbles are our own.

Since we opened in 1991, the Delancey Street Restaurant has received wonderful responses from the press, from television, and most importantly from our customers. Repeat diners comprise most of our business.

We were named one of “San Francisco’s Delicious Dozen” by Jim Wood in Image Magazine‘s Dining Issue; we were awarded a “toque” by the prestigious Gault Milleu’s The Best of San Francisco, 2½ stars by San Francisco Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer, and were named “the Friendliest Restaurant in San Francisco” by Zagat when we opened. We have received positive reviews from our local newspapers (see Related Media below) and are included in many restaurant review guidebooks, and Richard Saul Wurman’s Access San Francisco, as well as numerous international guidebooks in countries including Germany, Japan and Brazil. We received the 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The restaurant has been featured on several TV shows including CNN and The Food Network‘s “Best of…” series.

We are open 11am – 11pm daily except Monday. On Sunday we serve brunch from 10:00am to 3:30pm. We would be delighted to show you our private dining menus as well as design any special event you would like.

We are located at 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA.