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1970s SFAI Cafe, Mary Jane Special, Natural Sandwiches, Casandra Mitchell, Sara Ayres

With the completion of the 1969 Paffard Clay building, the student eatery moved into its current location---a “Gourmet Cafeteria” that offered a panoramic bay view of Alcatraz and the shipping channel, and with a mid-century modern vibe.  Students, Sarah Ayres and Casandra Mitchell, “were the cooks behind the counter” and boasted a menu of French bread sandwiches, homemade soup, fresh fruit, German Chocolate cake….and a Mary Jane Special.” The café touted “natural sandwiches, goodies” and holiday decorations throughout the 1970s…

With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.


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