Many of the historical details in this Hayes Valley champagne bar and small-plates restaurant from Jen Pelka, such as decorative wainscoting and woodwork, were refurbished and then balanced out by contemporary black, white and gold decor to resemble a small Parisian cafe.
Bar-height seating, cafe tables handmade in France, and custom leather banquettes accommodate up to 40 guests for indoor and outdoor seating. Custom floral arrangements and black-and-white photographs of women add a romantic touch. The list of more than 100 champagnes and vintages features selections from many women-owned businesses. The Riddler opened in January 2017.
Images courtesy of Kassie Borreson