A test rosemary muffin; photo from Facebook.
Due to open on Monday February 27th is ~CASSAVA BAKERY + CAFÉ~ in the Outer Richmond (formerly Le Bread). Husband-and-wife team Yuka Loroi (Starbelly) and chef Kristoffer Toliao (Luce) originally did some pop-up dinners around town, but now they have their own place. The sample menu mentions some simple breakfast items (although there is also “Japanese Breakfast” with stuffed rice balls, miso soup, onsen tamago, and housemade pickles), while lunch brings soups (potato and ham, lentil), salads, and panini (like meatloaf on challah), plus fresh-baked cookies, empanadas, and quiches. There will also be Ritual Roasters Coffee served. Hours will be 7am-7pm daily. 3519 Balboa St. at 36th Ave., 415-640-8990.
Joining the LuLu/Oola/Zero Zero zone on Folsom Street will be ~JAMBER~, according to LiveSoMa and Eater. Owner Jess Voss is opening a “wine pub” with her brother Matt, and will serve 20 California wines and 10 beers on tap. It’s designed to be a casual and comfortable place to hang out (the menu will be focused on comfort food). The 50-seat space also has an enclosed patio. Look for a May opening. 858 Folsom St. at 4th St.