A Local Favorite in The Heart of Mill Valley

Balboa Cafe is located in downtown historic Mill Valley. Chef Howard Ko places an emphasis on sourcing the best ingredients from local farms and purveyors for his classic bistro menu with a modern twist.  Balboa Cafe is open for lunch and dinner; as well as brunch on the weekends. Alfresco dining is available during the summer months.

Japanese Whisky & Izakaya Pop-Up – May 18th
Chef Howard Ko has created an impressive Izakaya menu reminiscent of the traditional Izakayas that are popular in Japan. We are presenting an exciting line-up of Japanese Whiskys,  including Yamazaki 18yr, Yamazaki 12yr, Hakushu 18yr, Hakushu 12yr, Hibiki Harmony, Nikka Pure Malt, plus some great sakes, and Japanese beers. VIEW MENU


Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm


Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm


Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Open Daily

Happy Hour 3:00pm - 6:00pm