outside photo of cafe la med in noe valley

Levon Der Bedrossian and David Wright opened La Méditerranée Noe in 1981, following the success of La Méditerranée on Fillmore street, which opened in 1979.   In 2015, after many years of dedication, David, along with partners Ellen Sinaiko and Michael Levy, retired.  Long time Fillmore manager Alicia Vanden Heuvel (who had been with La Med since 1997 and helped open the Catering location in North Beach), became partner. In 2021, Alicia became majority owner of La Méditerranée Castro and can be found daily at the cafe along with longtime manager Jeff Richau!  

Situated in the Heart of the Castro, La Med serves flavors of the Mediterranean in a pleasant environment, with warm and friendly service. Now celebrating more than 40 years in the Bay area, La Méditerranée has been recognized as an official SF Legacy Business, for contributing to the character of it’s neighborhood, the Castro, and the commitment to being a bright spot in the San Francisco community.

Our Mid-East and Mediterranean cuisine is inspired by Levon’s Armenian and Lebanese family recipes. Each dish is made from scratch daily, using only the finest spices and freshest ingredients. Our long term staff and management team strives to uphold our motto, “the smallest things make the biggest differences!”

Consistently voted “Best Middle Eastern” and “Best Mediterranean” in the Guardian and SF Weekly, locals and visitors alike find our budget-friendly café a place they can return to time and again for the comfort of a warm, delicious meal and a bright and friendly smile!