Café Love: Breadbelly Now Open in the Richmond, La Bande, Word. A Cafe

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Breadbelly breakfast sandwich. Instagram photo via @breadbellysf.

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The beautiful green tones of La Bande. Photo: The Ingalls.

Back in July, I mentioned Clement Hsu, Katherine Campecino, and James Wong, the trio behind the awesome ~BREADBELLY~ pop-up, was opening a café in the former Heartbaker on Clement, and they are now open! Maybe you saw my in-depth post on Table Talk about their Asian-inspired baked goods, like ham-and-cheese ensaymada and Malaysian kaya toast, and they’re also doing char siu sandwiches, and rotating kinds of Asian-American baked goods. There’s espresso service from Wrecking Ball, teas, and beer and wine too. Hours for now are Mon, Thu-Fri 7am-4pm and Sat-Sun 8am-4pm. 1408 Clement St. at 15th Ave.

The third component to the San Francisco Proper Hotel lineup of businesses is now open: ~LA BANDE~, a European-inspired café (joining Charmaine’s and Villon). It’s a gorgeous café designed by Kelly Wearstler, with Paris green tiles, black-and-white stripes, and brass, with indoor and outdoor with seating for 40 (there’s a heated patio).

Chef Mikey Adams has put together a menu of breakfast burritos, homemade yogurt topped with fresh fruits, sandwiches, French onion soup, and salads. You’ll also find fresh pastries from Firebrand (croissants, kouign amann, chocolate crumb cake, and more) and a full coffee bar featuring Counter Culture coffee, including nitro cold brew on tap. Wine and beer and limited cocktails are available in case you need a little something to get through your morning (you boozer). Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:30pm. 1100 Market St. at McAllister.

And over in Bayview, there’s a new café called ~WORD. A CAFE.~, and they’re serving crab Benedict, salads, soup, and specials, plus baked goods, full coffee and tea service, and some pop-up dinners. And there’s also a Victrola! Open Mon-Fri 7am-2pm and Sat 8am-2pm. 5114 3rd St. at Bayview.