Counter seating at the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. Photo from Facebook.
The entry and menu at American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. © tablehopper.com.
A report by Dana Massey-Todd. Heidi Gibson of grilled cheese fame has opened a second location of ~AMERICAN GRILLED CHEESE KITCHEN~ (with Nathan Pollak) in the former Café Gratitude space in the Mission. The new spot serves breakfast and lunch for now, and will add dinner service in the coming months. For lunch there are a bunch of cheesy options, with soups and salads for variety; check out the full menu here. At breakfast, try one of the grilled cheese sandwiches with an egg, or choices like granola, or biscuits and eggs. Housemade pastries are available throughout the day. The coffee is from De La Paz, and the Mission location is adding espresso to its drink roundup too. There are also housemade sodas, a handful of quality beers on tap (like Firestone IPA and Pale Ale), and wine by the glass or bottle.
The space is approachable, with warm wood floors, a counter with stools, and banquettes along one wall. The ceilings are high, and the television at the bar doesn’t distract too much from the cozy, old-fashioned vibe. For now, it’s open Wed-Fri 8am-6pm and Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon-Tue. In the future, it will be open for dinner daily as well. 2400 Harrison St. at 20th St, no phone.