“Amis Creperie + Cafe is a community-focused creperie and cafe founded by Mark Kim, an ordinary guy with a passion for good food and drink. Our beginning is a little strange, but we believe it is a story worth sharing.
Mark is somewhat of a serial entrepreneur. He began his business ventures with a liquor store in the Castro district of San Francisco. Although he turned around the flagging business and made the business quite profitable, he quickly realized that he was definitely not passionate about it and sold it a couple of years later. Once sold, he moved on to purchasing a postal services franchise in Pleasanton, CA. His plan was simple: to hold onto the business and grow it while planning his next move.
During the years running the franchise, he met his wife and spent quite some time snowboarding with her. It was during one of these snowboarding trips that he experienced his first crepe. He enjoyed it so much, in fact, he made it his mission to find a creperie in the San Francisco Bay Area equal to the one he visited on that fateful snowboarding trip. Many creperies later, he gave up hopes of finding one near his home.
It was at this point that Mark decided that if he couldn’t find one, he’d build one. After years of planning, he sold his postal services franchise and began implementing his plans in earnest. Our location here in South San Francisco is the result of his work.
Our mission is simple: to provide and serve the absolute best crepes and coffee in a manner that supports the community in which we operate. We hope you enjoy our space, our product, and our service.”