News Bites: Santería, Tallio's Coffee & Tea in Bayview, and More!


Taste-testing the new cocktail menu at Santería; loved trying La Botánica. Photo: ©


The Mission Community Market in action. Photo courtesy Mission Community Market.

I swung by the new Mexican spot in the Castro for weekend brunch, ~SANTERÍA~, which opened in the former Finn Town, and they just launched their full menu, which you can check out. You won’t want to miss consultant Samantha Kharma’s and new bar manager Briana Santiago’s new cocktail list, which offers some well-composed combinations, like the La Botánica (St. George Terroir gin, mezcal, Ancho Verde, cucumber, basil, aloe, lime). You can enjoy their chilaquiles and cocktails in their outdoor Shared Space, which has a fun, loungey vibe, and they’re also opening indoor dining. Happy hour is launching soon. Open Sun-Thu 11am-9pm and Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. 2251 Market St. at Sanchez.

I was happy to read this profile of a new coffee roaster, shop, and retailer in the Bayview, ~TALLIO’S COFFEE & TEA~. Read all about this community-minded business in this Eater piece and show them some support. Open Mon-Sat 6am-3pm and Sun 7am-3pm. 4732 3rd St. at Oakdale.

Want a taste of the delicious food that will be coming from the seven women of color-owned businesses in La Cocina’s upcoming Municipal Marketplace? The answer is YES! They just launched a community food box celebrating Women’s History Month, and the boxes will come with a seven-course meal that feeds four with leftovers, and is available in vegetarian or omnivore options. $120. You can see the menus and order here. The deadline to order is March 19th, with pick-up at The Municipal Marketplace (101 Hyde St., SF) and delivery on March 26th!

This Thursday March 11th marks the return of the Mission Community Market at 22nd and Bartlett Streets, now in its eleventh year. CUESA welcomes two new vendors: Bolita (a new maker of fresh masa, tortillas, sopes, salsas, and guisados) and Alexandre Family Farm (a regenerative family farm offering pastured milk and dairy products). Other recent additions include Norte 54 (Mexican baked goods, pan dulce) and Fox & Lion Bread Co. (bread and pizza). Read more about opening day here. Customers using CalFresh (EBT/SNAP) benefits at Mission Community Market can double their dollars (up to $10 per market day) through the Market Match program, which offers free market coins redeemable for fruits and vegetables. 3pm-7pm.