Meals & Nutrition

Jackson Café

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Jackson Café

We are open from 11:30am to 1:45pm. We can’t wait to see you!

Vivalon’s Jackson Café is open to the public and offers a wonderful place to relax and enjoy lunch with friends. The meals are fresh, affordable, and delicious – made in our kitchen by amazing chefs and served by Vivalon volunteers. The menu, which changes daily, includes a hot main entrée, vegetarian entrée, soup du jour, and a variety of other favorite lunch dishes.

The Jackson Café is honored to receive these awards. Thank you, Stacy and Chuck for preparing each meal with love!



Our Location

Jackson Café is located at 930 Tamalpais Ave. in San Rafael, right across from the bus depot. Our hours are Monday–Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm.

Senior man enjoy meal at Vivalon's Jackson Cafe

Frequently asked questions:

Not at all!  Everyone is welcome to enjoy our affordable and delicious meals.

The Jackson Café is open for indoor dining on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 11:30am – 2:00pm. Kitchen closes at 1:45pm.

Yes you may! Take-out meals are made-to-order based on the menu of the day. Please note: we do not have online ordering. Orders must be placed in person or call us at 415-456-9062 x100. Please leave a message if we cannot take your call. Orders must be placed by 11:00am for same day pickup.    

No. In order to offer seasonal specialties, we think it is best to remain flexible and take advantage of what is fresh.

Entrée specials are updated daily and are posted on this page.   

Currently, we are extending our special member price of $8 per meal to Vivalon members, regardless of age or disability status. Vivalon non-member price is $12 per meal.

Special luncheons are back! We are currently doing luncheons for holidays and special events at a limited capacity. Check the Calendar and the Cafe webpage for upcoming special luncheons. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Please reserve your spot with Guest Services by calling 415-456-9062.

Yes, the facility is available for morning, evening and weekend events. Please view room rates here and call 415-456-9062 for more information.

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You may phone in your To-go meal order from 9:00 to 12:00 noon. To-go meals will be available for pick-up beginning at 12:00 noon. 


Tuesday, July 6


French Beef Stew with Red Wine and Herbs – Oui!!

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Mushroom and Spinach Frittata with Salad

Special Salad

Amy Chef’s Salad


Black Bean Soup with Sausage and Cheddar Cheese

From the Grill
Angus Beef Burger with side of French Fries
(Add Cheese $1.00)

Sandwich Board

Roast Beef, Roasted Turkey or Tuna

(Swiss or Cheddar Cheese Available, Add $1.00)


Lemon Bars

Chocolate Pudding with Dark Chocolate Sauce



Fish Friday

Filet of Sole Stuffed with Brie and Spinach

Due to the popularity of our “Friday Fish” menu items, you may now pre-order your “to-go” fish entrée on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Walk-In To-go orders will be available after 12:00 Noon and are subject to availability.



award badge for Marin IJ Readers Choice Award for Best Business Lunch 2021
award badge Marin IJ readers choice best soup honor award 2021
award badge ij readers choice best meal under 15 honor 2019
award badge Marin IJ Readers Choice Best Soup Jackson Cafe 2017
award badge Marin IJ Readers Choice best meal under $15 Jackson Cafe 2017
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For more information
Call us today at 415-456-9062.
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