The Directory by Dr. Alex D. Ketchum 

Regular font listings are verified feminist, lesbian, and women’s restaurants, coffeehouses, and cafés. Italicized listings are possibly feminist restaurants but unverified. They were women-friendly establishments mentioned in the various women’s travel guides and feminist and lesbian periodicals (these include some establishments targeted towards gay men that also welcomed women). These spaces were women owned (but not identified as feminist) or advertised as being spaces where women and lesbians were welcome to eat alone or as a couple. The italic list is incomplete but provides a sample of the kinds of spaces women would use for socializing and that were advertised to women to socialize in that were not explicitly women’s spaces/ feminist spaces/ lesbian spaces.

The dates refer to the first listed mention of a restaurant and the last listed mention. Occasionally Gaia’s Guides would mention a business in the 1981 edition, skip it in the next edition, and re-mention the business two editions later. Even if the location was mentioned in Gaia’s, if the dates listed do not come entirely from Gaia’s Guides but from other sources such as periodicals, advertisements, or interviews, a * will be listed besides the dates. If the business is still in operation in 2021, symbol indicates that.

I tracked every annual edition of Gaia’s Guides, with the exception of the 1980, 1986, and 1987 editions as I could not locate a copy. The editor of Gaia’s Guides, Sandy Horn, produced the last edition of the series in 1991. As a result, listings found only in the guides end at 1991. Furthermore as Horn solicited information from readers to create listings, her methodology could explain why in Ogunquit, Maine every listing is shown at 1977 and in Staten Island all three listings were in 1982. It is unlikely that all four businesses in Ogunquit or the three spaces in Staten Island began in the same year. Rather, it is more likely that a reader with knowledge about the local scene contacted Horn previous to that edition’s publication. Also, as the guides were written in English and circulated amongst English reading feminists, it is more likely that spaces that catered to English speakers would be listed. Integrating references from periodicals, flyers, and ephemera into this directory works to compensate this bias.

(last update made May 4, 2021 (previous updates were in April 2021, August 2019 and in 2018)

UNITED STATES 

Alabama 

Birmingham

Steak n Eggs (1984-1985)

Alaska 

Arizona

Phoenix

Ginzey’s Oasis (1984)

Free Spirit Coffeehouse (sometimes held in individuals’ homes) (1982) Tucson

Gay Women’s Liberation and Lesbian Coffeehouse/ Desert Dykes Tucson (DDT)  (1975)*

The Sidewalk Café (1984)

Arkansas 

California 

         Homemade Café (1977)*

Albany

The Baachanal (1979-1982)  

Auburn

 

E and G’s (1984)

Berkeley  

Brick Hut Café (1975-1997)*

Cheese and Coffee Center (1979-1985)/ The Cheese Board Collective (1967- 2021)*

         Kafeneo (restaurant) (1977-1979)

The Old Mole (1984-1985)

         Vivoli's Ice Cream Parlor (1982-1985)

 

 Berkeley Café Bazaar (1991)*  

Claremont

The Motley Coffeehouse (1974- 2021)

Chico  

         Labrys Books sold coffee (1988-1989)

Elk Grove

        A Seat at the Table, Books, Coffee, and Community ( physical location 2021)

Gardenia

 

Pit Stop (1977)

Hayward  

         The Oracle Bookstore sold coffee (1978)*

Hollywood and West Hollywood

The Ultimate Feminist Restaurant: The Los Angeles Women’s Saloon and Parlor (1974-1976)*

Little Frida's Lesbian Café (1991-1999)*

Carriage Trade (1977-1988)*

         David’s (1977-1982)

Eating High (1979-1981)

French Market (1981)

Studio One ‘Backlot” – women only Wednesdays (1979)

Laguna Beach  

         Little Shrimp Restaurant (1976-1995)*

 

         Andree’s (1977-1981)

         The Cottage (1977-1981)

         Eric’s (1982)

Los Angeles  

         Dolly’s Dolphin Grill (1981)

Identified Woman Café (1977-1978) transformed into Val’s Restaurant in the Women’s Building (1979-1981)

         Jett’s Café and Art Haus Coffeehouse (1982)

         Bread and Roses Feminist Bookstore sold coffee and snacks (1989-1991)          The Mainsail, closely connected with Womon Space (1982)

Marty’s Restaurant (1983)

         Woman Space (1978-1982)*  

 

         On the Fringe Restaurant (1983)

 

         Yukon Mining Company (1982)

         Frog Pond (1984-1985)

 

         New York Company Bar and Grill (1984-1985)  

         Zoo Bar and Restaurant (1984)

         The Go-Between Coffeehouse (1983-1985)  

 The Blue Mouse Coffeehouse (1984)

 Fellini’s (1984)

 

 Manhattan (1984)

 The Greenery Restaurant and 24 Hr Coffeeshop(1984)  

Rose Tattoo (1984-1991)

         Wellington’s Restaurant (1978)*

 Rosalind’s: (woman-owned) (1985)

         Catch One (1990-1991)

 Bla- bla café (1975-1981)

 The Last Drop Coffeehouse (1983)

Long Beach

 Tee Cee’s (1984)

 Rusty’s (1984)

Monterey

         Café Balthazar (1984)

         Tillie Gort’s (1984)

Nevada City

         Friar Tuck’s Restaurant and Wine Bar (1984) North Hollywood

         Brian’s (1977)

Menlo Park  

         Everywoman's Coffeehouse (1979)  Oakland  

         Bishop's Coffeehouse/ Womanspace(1976-1977)

Grandma’s House (1977)

 Mama Bear's (1984-1991)

         Ollie’s of Oakland Womyn’s Restaurant (1982)  

A Woman’s Place (1975)

Pasadena

         Daily Double (1981-1982)

Redwood City

         Cruiser Restaurant (1982)

Sacramento  

 Earhart's Café Gallery (1979-1985)

 Lesbian Complex Private Club (1982)

 Whistle Stop Feminist Coffeehouse(1981-1984)  

Mini Mouse Gay Coffeehouse (1976)

Santa Cruz  

         Two Sisters (1977-1978)

         Café Domenica (1983-1985)

San Diego  

 Amazon Sweet Shop (1981-1984)

 Boardwalk Café (1977)

         Big Kitchen (1979- 2021)*

         Las Hermanas Coffeehouse (1974-1981)*

Rose Canyon Café (1985-1989)

 Wing Café (1980-1982)*  Feminist Coffeehouse and Gallery

 

Yogurt Express and Deli Ice Cream Shop (woman owned) (1985)  Something Special Beach Fish and Salad Bar (woman owned) (1985) King Richard (1977)

         Jamie’s Restaurant (1977)

         The Rendezvous (1982)

San Francisco  

1001 Nights Lesbian Bar and Restaurant (1972-1974)*

(Former location of the Tortuga and Evonne's. It became the Royal Palace, Back Street, the Red Eye Saloon, the Deja Vu, and the Black Rose. )

Artemis Society Women’s Café (1977-1984)*

         The Baybrick Inn (1982-1987)*

Breaking Bread Restaurant (woman owned) (1981-1982)

         Café Commons (1981-1988)

Canary Island Restaurant (1982-1983)

Clarion Coffeehouse (1981)

Full Moon Inc, Coffeehouse and Bookstore (1978-1979)*

Klein’s Deli and Restaurant (lesbian owned) (1984-1985)*

Mary Midgett’s Coffeehouse (1983-1984)*

Maud’s Restaurant (1966-1986)*

Nosheria Restaurant (woman owned and operated) (1984)

The Neon Chicken (1979-1985)

Old Wives' Tales Bookstore with tea and coffee (1976-1996)*

Tiffany’s Restaurant (1973-1974)*

Two Sisters Restaurant (1977)*

Tuxedo Junction (1979-1981)*

Red Dora’s Bearded Lady Café (1994)

         Valencia Rose (1984-1985)

         The P.S. (1977)

 Fanny’s Super Club (1982)

         Casa de Cristal (1977)

         The Fickle Fox (1977)

San Jose

         Sisterspirit Café and Bookstore (1984-2010)*

         Interlude (1985)

San Louis Obispo

         Women’s Coffeehouse from the Dandelion Wine Book Company (1981-1982)

         Dandelion Wine Book Company (lesbian and feminist bookstore with coffee and tea) (1981-1982)

San Rafael

Rising Women Books Feminist Bookstore (sold coffee andtea) (1982)

 Ethel’s (1977)

Santa Barbara

         Choices Book, Music, and Coffeehouse Feminist Bookstore (1989) Beaudelaire’s Coffeehouse (1983)

Santa Rosa  

         Moonrise Café (1979-1982)

         Gertie’s Café (1983)

Sausalito

         Two Turtles (1977)

         Sausalito Inn (1977)

 Zelda’s (1977)

Colorado 

Boulder

         Boulder Lesbian Network Coffeehouse (1982)

         Carnival Café: Natural Foods (1977)

Denver

         Anywoman’s Coffeehouse (1985)  

         Women’s Coffeehouse (1982)  

         Café du Monde (1983)

The Den (1988)

         Bway Café (1988)

         Denver Waterworks (1988)

 Alicia’s Mexican Restaurant (1977)

         Global Village (1977)

         Maxine’s Place (1977)

         The Bellevue (1982)

 BJ’s Carousel (1982-1988)

         Garbo’s (1984-1988)

Connecticut 

Bridgeport  

         Black Rock Inn Restaurant (1976-1979)

         Bloodroot Feminist Vegetarian Restaurant (1977-2021)*Danbury

         The Answer Café (1978)*

Greenwich

         Homestead Inn

Hartford  

 Sonya Weston’s Books and Cheese (1982)  

Reader's Feast Feminist Café and Bookstore(1985-1991)

 New Britain  

         Edible Art Vegetarian Restaurant (1983-1984) New Haven

         La Machinetta Café/Coffeehouse (1979)

 

New Haven Women's Liberation Center with a coffee house (1978-1989)*  The Pink Triangle Coffeehouse (1989)*

Delaware 

Dewey Beach

         The Boat House (1979)

Wilmington

         Renaissance Gay Bar and Restaurant (women only room) (1984-1991) District of Columbia 

Kalorama Café (1981-1982)

         Rising Women's Coffeehouse (1977)

The Otherside- Restaurant and Showbar (1981-1984)

Suzanne’s Wine Bar/Restaurant/Bakery/and Charcuterie (1990-1991)

         Washington Area Women’s Center’s Coffeehouse (1979)  

 

Paramount Steak House (1977)

         Town House (1977)

         Lucy’s Bar and Restaurant (1984)

 Two Quail Restaurant (1990-1991)

         JR’s (1990-1991)

         Zeigfield’s (1990-1991)

         Phase One (1990-1991)

         Lil Sister (1990-1991)

         Hung Jury (1980-2011)*

Florida 

Fort Lauderdale

         Clever Bar/Women’s Restaurant (1982)

         Shangri-La Disco Lounge and Restaurant (1985)

Hallandale  

         Lou's Back Room, bar with sandwiches, snacks, and dancing(1978)  

Sandy’s Kitchen (1981)

Key West

         Claire, with women’s only tea dance (1984-1988)

Miami

         The Courtyard Inn (1982)

Pinellas Park  

         Beaux Arts Coffeehouse and Art Gallery (1984-1991)

Tallahassee  

         Everywoman's Coffeehouse (1985-1991)

Tampa  

 Feminist Connection Bookstore with coffee and tea (1978)*  Three Birds Feminist Bookstore and Coffeeshop (1990-1991)  The Women's Center Coffeehouse (1978)*

         The Denny’s at 102 Parker Street (mostly gay clientele at night) (1977-1981) Georgia 

Atlanta

         The Sportspage Restaurant and Bar (1984-1991)

 

         Gallus Restaurant and Bar (1977)

Hawaii 

Honolulu  

         The Breeze Inn (1985)

The Godmother (1983-1989)

Hamburger Mary’s (1982-1989)

         The Tomato (1978)  

Maui

Hamburger Mary’s (1983)

Illinois 

Champaign  

         Lavender Prairie Collective (1978)*

Chicago  

         Blue Gargoyle Coffeehouse (1975-1982)

 Jane Addams Bookstore and Coffeehouse(1981-1982)  

Karen’s Kitchen (It really was her own kitchen) (1976)

Mama Peaches (1975-1978)*

Mountain Moving Coffeehouse (1974-2005)*

Paris Dance Restaurant and Bar (1989-1991)

RSVP and Company Café, Bar, and Restaurant (1988)*  Susan B's Feminist Restaurant (1975-1991)

         Somewhere Coffeehouse (1983)  

 

         Vittles (1977)

 Grandma’s (1977)

         Up North (1977)

         His N Hers (1979-1984)

         Gentry (1979-1984)

         My Brother’s Place (1984)

Evanston  

         Kinehart Women’s Center had food (1989-1991)

         Lesbian Coffeehouse at Women at Northwestern University (1978)*  Indiana 

Bloomington

Mother Bear’s Place (1977)

Fort Wayne

         Sisterspace Women’s Coffeehouse (1989-1991)

Iowa 

Iowa City  

         Grace and Rubie's Feminist Social Club and Restaurant(1976-1978)*

          The Women’s Coffeehouse (1979- 1981)*

Kansas 

Topeka  

         Guys and Dolls (food and dancing) (1978)*

Lawrence  

         Sister Kettle Café (1975-1979)*

         Womanspace Coffeehouse as part of the women’s center (1977)

Kentucky 

Lexington

 The Bungalow Restaurant (1983-1984)

         Montparnass (sic) Restaurant (1977)

Louisville  

 Mother's Brew: a Coffeehouse for Women (1978)

Louisiana 

Baton Rouge

The Cock and Bull Restaurant and Bar with separate women’s room (1982-1983)

 New Orleans  

         The Other Side Bar and Coffeehouse (1989)

Apple Barrel (1977-1982)

 Faubourg Marigny Gay Bookstore with coffee and tea(1982)

 Burgundy House (1977)

         Mas Cuiller Gras (1977)

         Tortilla Flats (1977-1989)

Maine 

Ogunquit  

         Annabelle's (disco, brunch, dinner) (1977)

         Edelweiss Downtown (1977)

 The Fan Club (1977)

         The Trolley Stop (1977)

Old Town

 Fig O My Heart Vegetarian Restaurant (lesbian owned and operated) (1980)

 Maryland 

Bethesda

         Community Café and Women’s Bookstore (1983)  

Massachusetts 

Allston  

         Beetle's Lunch (1983-1984)*

         L'Odeon Macrobiotic Natural Foods (1985)

Boston  

         Crone’s Harvest Radical Lesbian Feminist Coffeehouse

Greystone's Restaurant and Bar (women owned) (1985)

         The Iron Hose Coffeehouse (1982)

The Ideal, Women’s Restaurant for Gay Women, Men, and their Friends (1982- 1984)

 Meetinghouse Coffeehouse (1976-1978)*

         Modern Times Café (1982-1988)  

         Oasis Coffeehouse (1983)

Somerville Women’s Coffeehouse (1978-1980)*

         The Alternative Theater Restaurant (1977)

Cambridge  

         Amaranth (1978-1979)*

Bread and Roses Feminist Restaurant (1974-1978)*

Indigo Women’s Food and Bar (1990-1991)

         

The Marquee (sponsors women athletes) (1985-1989)

Common Stock Restaurant (1981-1983)

Greenfield  

         Green River Café (1981-1985)

Northampton

         Common Womon Club Restaurant (1976-1982)*

         Lesbian Gardens Coffeehouse and Bookstore

         Northstar Seafood Restaurant (1989-1991)

The Women's Restaurant (probably referencing the Common Womon Club before it had its name) (1977)

Provincetown  

         Lesbian Gardens Coffeehouse (1976-1992)*

The Moors (1977)

         Pied Piper Restaurant (lesbian owned) (1979)

         Alice’s (1988)

         Hideaway (1977-1982)

Michigan 

Ann Arbor

         Women’s Coffeehouse (1974)*

Detroit  

         Poor Woman's Paradise Coffeehouse (1974)

The Underground Bar/Restaurant (1983-1989)

Grand Rapids

         

Gaia Restaurant (1985)  

Kalamazoo  

         Pandora Womyn's Bookstore sold coffee (1985)

Saugatuck

         Saugatuck Lodge (1975-1977)

Minnesota 

Duluth

         North Country Women’s Coffeehouse (1988)  

Minneapolis  

         A Women’s Coffeehouse (1975-1989)*

Amazon Bookstore sold coffee (1981-1991)

         New French Café (1983)

         New Riverside Café (1975)*

         Prashad Kitchen Feminist Restaurant- International Vegetarian Cuisine (1977)  

Ruby’s Café 1 (1985-1990)*

Ruby’s Café 2 (1990-)*

         Women's Coffeehouse (1977-1991)

Park Rapids

         Sister Wolf Bookstore and Café (1994-2015)*

Mankato

        A Cup of Warmth (1977-1979)*

St. Paul

         Commonplace Restaurant and Vegetarian Cooperative (1975-1977)* Mississippi 

Gulfport

Southern Wild Sisters Feminist Bookstore and Women's Resource Center (1978- 1991)

Missouri 

Kansas City

         Kansas City Women’s Liberation Union (had coffee) (1975-1984) St. Louis

         City Cousin (1977-1979)

         The Sunshine Inn (women owned and operated vegetarian restaurant) (1976)  

Gay Coffeehouse (1976)

         Left Bank Books sold coffee (1982)

Montana 

Helena

 Sweetgrass Bakery (woman owned) (1984-1985)

         Northern Lights Café, Women’s Collective (1983)

Nebraska 

Lincoln

         A Place of Our Own Wimmin’s Bookstore sold coffee and tea (1982) Omaha  

         Common Womon Books sold food and coffee (1989)

Nevada 

Las Vegas

         Le Café Restaurant (1984)  

New Hampshire 

Portsmouth

         King’s Wilde (1977)

New Jersey 

Atlantic City

         Lyle’s Place Coffeeshop (gay meeting place) (1977)

 Mama Mott’s Restaurant (gay restaurant and gay waitresses) (1977-1983)

Collinswood  

         Chamomile's Woman Owned and Operated Restaurant (1990-1991)  Gatsby's (1990-1991)

Fort Lee  

         Tea and Symphony Coffeehouse (1979-1981)

Jersey City

 Pathway Lounge (1984)

Landing

         Hideaway Pizzeria (woman owned) (1982)

Newton

         Italian Kitchen (1977-1979)

Princeton

         A Woman’s Place (1988)*

South River  

         A Place of One's Own Restaurant for Feminists and their Friends(1979-1981)

 New Mexico 

Albuquerque

         Double Rainbow Bakery and Café (1985)

Full Circle Books Feminist Bookstore sold coffee(1985)

Santa Fe

         Nifty Café Lesbian Coffeehouse (1989)

New York 

Albany  

         Lilith Nonalcoholic Space (1981)

Buffalo  

         Emma Feminist Bookstore sold coffee (1983-1988) East Hampton  

         Terrace Café (1982)

         Yoghurt Heaven (woman owned) (1977)

 

         The Attic Tea Dance (1983)

Elmira  

         Mary's Grill (1978)*

Ithaca

Women’s Coffeehouse at the Feminist Studio (1979-1982)

 Strange Paradise Café (1988)

Kingston

Sweet Maresa’s ( (2011 ( physical location began in 2019 -2021)*

Long Island  

         Women's Coffeehouse (1981-1984)

 

 Top of The Bay (1984)

New Paltz  

 Oh Susanah, Inc, Café (1978)*

Lagusta’s Luscious Feminist Vegan Chocolate Shop Headquarters (2003- (physical location began in 2011) -2021)*

Lagusta’s Commissary (2016 -2021)*

New York City  

 The Black Sheep (in former place as Mother Courage)(1977-1982)*

Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe, and Activist Center (1999- 2021)*

Bonnie’s Restaurant (women’s half of Bonnie and Clyde’s)(1976-1982)

 Brooklyn Women’s Coffeehouse (1976-1979)

Cafe Con Libros: An Intersectional Feminist Bookstore & Coffee Shop in Brooklyn (2017- 2021)* 

The Confectionary (combined business between Lagusta’s Luscious and Sweet Maresa’s)(2016-2021)* 

Dapper Women’s Restaurant (1981-1982)

 

The Duchess Café Women’s Restaurant (women-only) (1979-1984) La Fronde (1975-1982)

Mother Courage Feminist Restaurant (first in North America) (1972-1977)*

Peachstreet Dining Club for Women and their Friends (1981-92) and becomes Peaches and Crème Bar-Restaurant (1984)

Shameira Huss Bookstore sold coffee (1979)

Shescape Bar-Restaurant (1984)

         Vegetarian feminist Restaurant (64 Charles street)

         Vegetaria (1976-1977)

The Women's Coffee House with sandwiches (1975-1979)*

         WOW theatre had WOW café (1988-1990)

 La Papaya Women’s Restaurant (1982)

         Reverse (1982)

Philippine Gardens Restaurant (women’s night) (1982)

         Company (1977-1979)

 Les Pits (1977)

         One if By Land, Two if By Sea (1977)

         Reno Sweekey’s (1977)

         One Potato (1977)

         Cotton Patch (1977)

 The Pelican (1977)

 Applause (1977)

 Blue Skies (1984)

 Pennyfeather (1989)

         Uno’s Café (1975-1981)

Poughkeepsie

         The Congress Restaurant (1984)

Rochester  

 Snake Sister Café Women’s Collective (1981-1984)

 Wild Seeds Feminist Bookstore and Café (1990-1991)  

Regular Restaurant (1977)

Staten Island

Mother Earth Bar and Restaurant (1982)  

Beach Haven Restaurant and Bar (1982)  Brazil Bar and Restaurant (1982)

Woodstock  

         Sojourner's Women’s Coffeehouse (1979-1991)  

Maverick Inn and Hotel Gourmet Restaurant(1981)

North Carolina 

Ashville

        Firestorm Books and Coffee (2008-2021)*

 Malapron's Bookstore and Café (1977-1984)*

Charlotte

         Josh’s Restaurant (1977)

Durham  

         Francesca's Gelato Café (1989-1991)

         Southern Sister's Feminist Bookstore sold tea(1990-1991)

 North Dakota 

(in 1989 there was a bar in Fargo)

Ohio 

Canton

         Lesbian Activist Bureau has coffees (1978)*

Cincinnati

Wild Iris Café/ Crazy Ladies Bookstore (1994-1995)* (the bookstore 1979- 2005, the cafe is still open)*

         Flander’s (1977)

         College Hill Coffee Co. (lesbian-feminist owned) (2006-2021)⇒  

Greenwich Tavern (1977)

Cleveland

 Genesis Feminist Vegetarian Restaurant and Bar(1977-1982)  

Peabody’s Café and Feminist Coffeehouse (1982)

 

Gypsy’s (1977-1982)

         The Mad Greek (1977-1982)

Columbus

        Calico's Coffeehouse (1983-1988)

         Grapevine Café (women owned and operated)(1989-1991)  

Mel’s Place- created by and for gay women (1988-1989)

Dayton  

 Iris Books Feminist Bookstore sold coffee(1990-1991)

 Painesville

 Rider’s Tavern (1977)

Springfield  

         Why Not Café (1978)*

Toledo

         Arlington (1977)

         Nook N’ Cranny (1977)

Yellow Springs  

         Winds Café feminist run restaurant (1984)

Oklahoma 

Oklahoma City  

         Herland Sister Resources Feminist Bookstore sold coffee (1985-1991)

Tulsa

        Fulton Street of Tulsa, Oklahoma (2019-2021)*

Oregon 

Eugene  

 Gertrude’s Café run by a women’s collective(1976-1985)

 Keystone Café (lesbian and gay counter culture café)(1984)  

Wild Iris Restaurant (1981-1982)

         Zoo Zoo's Natural Foods Restaurant (1979-1988)

         Holding Together Coffeehouse (1976)

 Book and Tea Shop (1976-1982)

Myrtle Creek  

 It's a Natural Foodstore (owned and operated by lesbians)(1988-1991)

 Daphne and Judith’s Tea Shop at Heritage Food Company

Portland  

         Bijou’s Café (1970s)*

 Cup and Saucer Café (now 3 outlets) (2007-2021)*

 Hamburger Mary’s (1976-1977)

         Incredible Edibles (1977)

Metropolis (under 21 allowed- many lesbians brought their teenage children here) (1982)

         Mountain Moving Café (1976-1979)

         Old Wive's Tales Restaurant and Women’s Center (1980-2014)*  

Primary Domain Women’s Restaurant (1985-1989)

         Wild Oscar's (1979-1982)

 

         Chez What? Lesbian Café (1982-1989)

         Black Hawk Tavern (women’s entertainment nights) (1982)

         Hot Potata Café (gay run) (1984)

Pennsylvania  

Erie

         Washington Grill (1978)*

Marietta

         The Railroad House (gay owned and operated) (1984)

New Hope

         The Raven (1984)

         The Baron, formerly known as The Old Cartwheel(1982-1984)

Philadelphia

 Amazon’s Inc Coffeehouse (1978)*

         Astral Plane (1975)*

         Chamomile Women’s Restaurant (1981-1982)

         Dreamer’s Café Women’s Restaurant (1984)

         Giovanni’s Room (1975)*

         Judy’s Café (1975)*

         Dee’s Place (1975-1977)

         Mahogany Black Women’s Club (1984)

         Philadelphia Lesbian Coffeehouse (1982)

         Philadelphia Gay Coffeehouse (1982)

         The Midway (1975)

         The Westbury (oldest gay establishment in Philadelphia) (1984)

 The Women’s Book Connection Feminist Lesbian Bookstore had coffee(1984)

 Women’s Space and Sisterhood (1981-1982)

         Judy’s Café (1975)*

Pittsburgh  

Gay Alternatives Coffeehouse at First Unitarian Church (1977)

 Wildsister's Restaurant and Bookstore (1982-1985)*

         Home Circle Club (1977)

         Court Street Luncheonette (1977)

 Jackson’s (gay restaurant) (1979-1984)

         Norreh Social Club (1982)

State College  

         The Left Bank (1982)

         Seasons (1982)

Puerto Rico 

Rhode Island 

Providence

 Marantha Coffeehouse (1976)  

Woonsocket  

         High Street Café (1978)*  

South Carolina 

Aiken  

         The Café- Feminist Bookstore and Café (1990-1991)

Columbia

MC B’s Saloon (1981-1982)

South Dakota 

Tennessee 

Chatanooga

Alan Gold’s (gay men and women basically stick together as a group here) (1984- 1989)

Memphis

         Terri’s Townhouse (1982)

Nashville  

         Womankind Books sold coffee (1981-1989)

Texas 

San Antonio

 I’ve been told there were feminist restaurants there but have not found any Utah 

Salt Lake City  

         A Woman's Place Feminist Bookstore sold coffee (1989-1991) Vermont  

Burlington  

         Pearls Coffeehouse and Women’s Restaurant (1984)  

The Fresh Ground Coffeehouse (1977)

Brattleboro  

         Common Ground Coffeehouse (1982-1989)*

Virginia 

Charlottesville

 Muldowney’s Women’s Restaurant and Bar(1982)

Norfolk  

         Shirley's Restaurant and Bar (1983-1984)

Richmond

         Everywoman’s Coffeehouse (1981)*

Roanoake  

         The Park Bar Restaurant Private Club (1981-1984)

Washington 

Pullman  

The Gertrude Stein/ Alice B Tokias Memorial Salon and Tea at the Lesbian Resource Center (1977-1979, in 1979 it is listed as Seattle though)

         Women's Coffee Coven (1977)

         Charity Corner (1977)

         Fran Glors Creole Restaurant (1977)

Seattle  

         A Special Place Womyn’s Restaurant and Coffeehouse (1982-1988)  

Innerspace Women's Coffeehouse (1981-1985)

 It's About Time Women's Bookcenter Feminist Bookstore sold coffee (1981- 1985)

 Lesbian Separatist Potluck Brunches (1984)

         Sappho’s (1983)

         Mama Dot’s (1981)

         Off Ramp Café

         Wildrose Tavern Women’s Restaurant (1984-2021)* West Virginia 

Wisconsin 

Appleton  

         Doris's Super Bar (1978)

Madison

         A Room of One's Own Feminist Bookstore sold coffee(1981)

          The Cabaret Room (1979)

         Mother Willy’s Street Pub and Restaurant (1984-1985)

Crescent Moon Women's Coffeehouse (1990-1991)

Lysistrata Feminist Restaurant and Cultural Center (1979-1982)

Milwaukee  

         The Beer Garden Bar and Restaurant (1984-1989)  

Our Way (1977)*

 Sister Moon Feminist Bookstore sold coffee(1981)  

Sister Moon II (1981)

Wyoming 

 

CANADA 

Alberta 

Edmonton  

         Common Woman Books sold coffee (1981-1991) British Columbia 

Vancouver  

         Full Circle Coffeehouse (1979-1981)

         Sister’s Bar and Restaurant (1983)

Vancouver Women's Bookstore sold coffee (1975-1991) Victoria

         Women’s Coffeehouse (1983-1988)

Manitoba 

Winnipeg  

The Women's Building had Ms. Purdy’s Social Club Coffeehouse and Restaurant (1981-1982)

Ontario 

Hamilton

Café Aquarius

Kingston  

         Mrs. Dalloway's Feminist Bookstore sold coffee (1972-1992)

Ottawa  

 Chez Nous Restaurant at the Ottawa Women's Center (1978-1980)*  The Overdraft (women’s entertainment nights) (1984)

Toronto

Clementine’s Café, Restaurant, Bar, All-Women’s Cultural Center (1976) but never officially opened though worked on beginning in 1974*

         Gaia’s Garden Café Womyn’s Restaurant and Space

 Three of Cups Coffeehouse (1976- 1980)*

The Women’s Common (1988-1994)*

         Together Bar and Restaurant (1982-1991)

 Lipstick Café Restaurant and Bar (1984-1985)

         Fly By Night (1979-1980)*

Waterloo  

         The Women's Place (1978)*  

Quebec 

Montreal  

         ADGLQ Café (associations pour les droits des gais et lesbiennes du quebec) (1984)

L'Euguélionne, librairie féministe (with food and coffee currently only at special events but plans to have more café offerings soon) (2017-2021)*

         A Novo Vegetarian Restaurant (1988)*

Café Biblio Labyris

Café les Entretiens (1983)

Café at L’ecole Gilford  

 Café Haut-Pluriel (1983)

Co-op Le Caigibi (founded earlier but in 2021 it began sharing space with Arcane 18 feminist and queer bookstore (second location in 2018, first location around a decade earlier))

 L’Antecdote (both locations) (-2021)*

 Le Café de La Librarie des Femmes (1970s- 1982)* 

 L’Exit Café (1983-1984)

Les Impertinentes (2016- 2021)

La Kahéna (late 1970s- early 1980s)*

         Chez Jean Pierre (1984)

La Paryse (1983-1988)*

         Montreal Women's Information Center Coffeehouse (1978)*

 Rimouski

         Club Politique Feminine (1988)*

Quebec City

         Chez Farbo Studio (1988)*

Yukon Territory 

Whitehorse

Rendez-vous Coffeehouse (1983)