With a putting green, bocce ball, tasty food, outstanding views, and a cool upcycled container vibe, you and your kids will find many reasons to enjoy Mersea on Treasure Island.
It can be a pain to traverse the Bay Area with kids in tow, so we decided to meet some of our City friends in the middle at a hidden gem on Treasure Island, Mersea. Mersea means “Island Oasis” in Old English, and it is just that.
Come for the brunch, stay for the views! We enjoyed the walking paths along the coast, bocce ball courts, bean bag toss, mini putting green, giant Jenga, a playground across the street, and the live DJ on the weekends. The location has been created by recycled shipping containers and painted with caring and whimsical touches.
The staff were incredible and brought my three-year-old aspiring chef into their navy-barracks kitchen to watch them work. It’s truly a hidden gem– tell your kids that you’re on a hunt in Treasure Island.
Parent-to-parent tips for a visit to Mersea:
- The huge parking lot means easy parking, but you’ll want to head over early to avoid Bay Bridge traffic
- Dress in many layers, as the Island gets the worst of the wind tunnel
- Since it’s a small shipping container restaurant, try to snag the corner table or if it is warm enough outside, they have huge picnic tables for bigger parties
Plan your visit to Treasure Island’s Mersea Restaurant
699 Avenue of the Palms
Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Hours: Closed Mon & Tues | Wed & Sun: 11am-4pm | Thurs-Sat: 11am-6pm