Benvenuto a Cafe Pro Bono!

(... in other words, 'Welcome!')

We're so happy you've stopped by our web site, and hopefully, you'll be stopping by in person SOON.

Relax and enjoy the music while you browse the pages!

We're taking special care to adhere to every safety precaution with masks, sanitizing every surface, practicing social distancing - and going above and beyond to make sure your dining experience at Cafe Pro Bono is relaxing and stress free!
‘We're all in this together' - not just words, but what we practice!


As so many of you know, I've had a lifelong passion for unique food and 'friendly' fine dining.

After living in Germany for many years working and absorbing the culture and flavors of Europe, I decided to come to the United States... and to bring my knowledge, love and passion for food with me.

After arriving in the Bay Area, I spent over a decade managing restaurants in San Francisco, but my ultimate dream was to have my own where I could bring my vision to life!

15 years ago this dream came true when I purchased Cafe Pro Bono. It's been my mission and my pleasure to have created a warm and welcoming dining experience serving delicious, innovative food... a place where so many come to relax, gather with friends - and to make new ones!

It's an honor to be your host - and I, and the entire staff of Cafe Pro Bono sincerely thank you for including us in your lives!

Buon Appetito!

Akif Aydin

The 'behind the scenes' TRUE STORY of 'Susan's Downfall' - one of Cafe Pro Bono's most famous dishes!!!