Tyger’s Coffee Shop, a long-time part of the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco, has quietly closed.
The Glen Park Association first reported that the nearly 30-year-old restaurant was permanently closed on March 31, although specific details related to the closure are unclear.
On Wednesday, SFGATE spoke briefly to the new business owner, who was giving the restaurant’s interior a fresh coat of paint, but declined to comment on what will replace Tyger’s Coffee Shop.
According to the Glen Park Association, the restaurant closed briefly during the pandemic last year, but reopened later to offer takeout and eventually al fresco. Business hours had also been cut, according to a photo by SF Heritage.
Over the years, Tyger’s Coffee Shop has been the hangout for locals who will remember the shop best for its no-hassle atmosphere and classic staples for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant first opened in 1992, and Young Kim became the owner of Tyger’s Coffee Shop in 1997. Kim shared with the Glen Park Association in 2018 that his customers would share how much they favored the restaurant’s classic menu.
“Most customers say, ‘Don’t change, don’t change,” Kim told the Glen Park Association.
Tyger’s Coffee Shop was located at 2798 Diamond St. in San Francisco.