City Government, Library, News Release

Hayward Public Library seeks coffee business to take over Main Library café space

June 11, 2024

GIF with three photos one of the exterior library and two of the corner cafe.

Hayward Public Library is looking for a new coffee business to take over its extraordinary pocket café on C Street on the ground floor of the Main Library in the heart of downtown Hayward. 

Weekly space viewings and Question & Answer sessions begin June 17. All parties interested in this exciting business and partnership opportunity should complete an interest statement at by July 12.

Among the largest Net Zero Energy buildings in the nation, the Main Library is a jewel of Downtown Hayward that was completed in 2019 with approximately 400,000 annual visitors, a free public parking garage and ample street parking. 

The café space is 400 square feet and equipment available for use includes: 

  • Ice machine with a 90-pound bin
  • TurboChef high-speed accelerated cooking countertop oven 
  • Bunn one-pound bulk coffee grinder 
  • Bunn five-gallon, 212-degree water heater
  • Glass refrigerated deli case
  • Two 36-inch under-counter refrigerators
  • 24-inch by 24-inch stainless steel worktable

Questions and requests for additional information can be directed to HPL Library Services team members Melissa Burkley at or (510) 583-4247 and Jina Kim at or (510) 583-4242.