Catholic Worker Hospitality House of San Bruno - Providing meals and shelter in San Bruno, California.

Return to Indoor Dining!

by Ella Chatfield-Stiehler

“Oh, you’re open!” remarked a guest arriving at our dining room on Wednesday morning.  “So we’re allowed to come inside to eat now? Great!”  

On Tuesday, June 15 the state of California removed most COVID restrictions limiting indoor dining at restaurants and food service sites, thus allowing Catholic Worker Hospitality House to return to indoor serving at our dining room.  

Our guests were understanding and accepting of us only serving food to-go during the COVID Pandemic. They were just happy that we were still open!  Still, the return to sit-down indoor dining is very much appreciated.  I’ve heard from several guests that what sets our dining room apart is the friendly relaxed setting with real plates, silverware, and coffee mugs.  They love being able to get out of the elements and sit in a comfortable and welcoming dining room with plenty of good food and folks with which to socialize.  That was lost during the COVID pandemic, but it’s back now!

We are very thankful to be in this position: thankful that our guests, volunteers, and staff avoided getting infected with the COVID virus, thankful that we are now able to return to our regular indoor serving; and thankful that St. Bruno’s Parish was supportive of our remaining open (even in a modified way) during the COVID Pandemic.

Life is good!