Equator Wholesale Partner Spotlight – Tilden Hotel

At Equator we value working with partners to build and maintain an excellent coffee program. Whether it be a small bakery looking to serve delicious brewed coffee, a high-volume cafe wanting to make beautiful lattes, or a hotel committed to providing an unforgettable experience for their guests; at Equator we love meeting our partners where they are at and creating unforgettable coffee experiences. With over twenty years of wholesale experience we see ourselves as an invested teammate rather than coffee vendor. One of our wonderful partners is the newly opened Tilden Hotel in San Francisco, California. 


The Tilden, a renovated boutique hotel in the former Hotel Mark Twain, is a bridge between the historic Union Square neighborhood and the vibrant, up-and-coming Tenderloin. What sets this timeless, minimalist-inspired hotel apart from its competition is both a stand-alone cocktail bar called The Douglas Room and a specialty coffee café serving Equator Coffees. 

Stephen Yang, the owner of the Tilden Hotel, is pleased The Café at Tilden is part of the Equator family. “We loved everything about Equator’s culture, and how the employees are involved in the decision-making process,” Yang said. 

The Café at Tilden is a specialty coffee haven located in the Tenderloin, one of the few neighborhoods not flush with cafés in a strange part of San Francisco. The Tenderloin is a notoriously gritty neighborhood, but that hasn’t stopped Yang from serving the best products to an underserved community. Along with the Snow Leopard Blend on batch brew and Fair Trade Organic Jaguar Espresso from Equator, the Café at Tilden also offers a comprehensive tea program from Silk Road Teas and serves daily breakfast pastries from famed San Francisco bakery, JANE

The boutique hotel also features a residential-inspired lobby, relaxed and sophisticated guestrooms, and a lively restaurant and cocktail bar, The Douglas Room. The Tilden Hotel is named after the 19th-century Chico, California-born sculptor Douglas Tilden, whose tribute to the soldiers of the Mexican-American War, Native Sons, was unveiled in September 1897 at the convergence of Mason, Turk, and Market, or the gateway of the Tenderloin.

The café, restaurant, and lobby are open to guests, locals, and surrounding neighbors. Check out the Tilden Hotel at 345 Taylor Street, San Francisco.

Interested in having your office or local coffee shop serve Equator?  Don't hesitate to reach out to us and our friendly wholesale team will be in touch.

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