This Asian-American bakery and cafe on Clement Street started out as a pop-up from chefs who worked at top spots like Atelier Crenn, Coi and Mourad and who were inspired by their travels throughout Asia as well as their Chinese and Filipino-American heritage. The small counter has a case full of creative pastries such as “not ube” tart and anko (sweet red bean) sticky buns. The breakfast offerings include griddled milk bread topped with Instagram-ready coconut pandan jam, soft egg and soya sauce, sesame and crispy shallot with butter, or fruit preserve and butter. There’s also a dreamy breakfast sandwich with ham, braised greens, fried egg and chile sauce. Wash it all down with sesame horchata or matcha cappuccino.
Breakfast has the long-vaunted honor of breaking our fast—hence the name. A beautiful way to start the day, appreciative of food and sunrise and all the things to come! And here in the city by the bay, breakfast gets a special treatment. You may just want a quick jolt of java and a toasted bagel, or you may want to relax into a lavish spread of eggs, bacon, avocado toast and all the fanciful ways of making our first meal the best one. All throughout San Francisco’s neighborhoods, you’ll find charming little spots to yawn and lift a fork. Don’t forget to order a mimosa!
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