Our Story

It all began in 1986, with the idea of serving full-flavored, quality, home-style “comfort” food to a local community. Consistently voted, “Best of Marin,” our family enterprise has maintained its promise and built a reputation over the years with friendly service and consistent quality food.

As our name implies, “Comforts” means home-style, comfort food – flavors that offer the ultimate satisfaction, just like home. Our “Comforts” include full-flavored soups, salads, entrées, house-baked pastries and desserts. From breakfast and lunch, to dinner and dessert, we’re proud that Comforts has become ‘home’ to so many of our customers.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and brunch in our full-service café, or grab a quick lunch or take home family dinner from our wide selection of salads, artisan sandwiches and entrées in our large take-out area. Our two dessert cases offer a delicious variety of housemade cookies, bars, cupcakes and assorted desserts, made from seasonal, quality ingredients.

Our retail section offers a wide variety of unique packaged foods, wine, magazines, and other gift ideas. We also bottle our own dressings, including our Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing, a slightly sweet rice vinaigrette, made famous by our signature (and one of Marin’s favorite!), Chinese Chicken Salad.

We also offer full catering services. Visit our catering page for more information.

Comforts can be a one-stop dining experience, from a relaxing breakfast in our café, to a picnic lunch, to a gift basket for friends, to a huge array of selections for a family dinner to take home.

To return our appreciation to the community, we regularly donate to our local schools, educational programs, and many non-profits throughout the Bay Area. Each year, we donate approximately $15,000 in monetary contributions, food and services to mostly local organizations, including:

10,000 Degrees
Archie Williams Falcon Foundation
Bread & Roses
Breast Cancer Foundation
Buckelew Programs
Can Do! Miller Creek School District
Central Marin Police Officers’ Association
College of Marin
Dominican University
Enterprise Resource Center
Everytown for Gun Safety
Family Works
Friends of China Camp
Friends of Robson Park
Foster Our Children
Good Shepard Lutheran School
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Hospice by the Bay
kik- Kentfield Schools Foundation
Little Mountain Preschool
Loma Verde Elementary School Foundation
Manor Elementary School
Mark Day School
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (M.A.L.T.)
Marin Catholic
Marin Community Clinics
Marin Country Day School
Marin Dance Theatre
Marin Primary & Middle School
Marin Symphony
Mark Day School
Meals of Marin
NAMI Marin (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Nicasio School Foundation 
Novato Charter School
Novato Parents Nursery School 
Ritter Center
Ross Valley Charter School
Ross Valley Nursery School
San Anselmo Cooperative Nursery
San Anselmo Preschool
San Anselmo Montessori School
San Anselmo Recreation
San Domenico
SF-Marin Food Bank
Side By Side 
St. Anselm School
St. Mary’s Church
St. Patrick School
The Children’s Cottage Cooperative
The Foundation for Reed Schools
The Marin School
The Redwoods
YES The Ross Valley Schools Fund
Youth in Arts

For more information about our charitable donations, or donation requests, please email office@comfortscafe.com, or send a letter to:

Attn: Erin Miwa

335 San Anselmo Ave.
San Anselmo, CA 94960

For donation requests, please include the following information:

  • Request should be on company letterhead
  • Date of the event
  • What the event/campaign hopes to achieve (ie. who it benefits, etc…)
  • What type of donation is requested (monetary or food-related)
  • When the donation is needed by

Please note, we are only able to donate to Marin-based organizations. We receive many donation requests throughout the year. Please allow two to three weeks for us to review the request and respond. Thank you!