Openings: The Grove Design District, Norcina, and Khamsa in the Mission


A look inside The Grove Design District. Yelp photo by Madhu C.


Kunafeh at Khamsa. Yelp photo by Adil E.

Just want to tear through some quick opening news for you: as mentioned previously in tablehopper, ~THE GROVE~ has now opened a location in the Design District, aka Showplace Square. You’ll find their usual approachable all-day menu and a patio. Hours are Mon-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri 7am-10:30pm, Sat 8am-10:30pm, Sun 8am-10pm. 1 Henry Adams St. at Division, 415-834-5105.

Back in March, I mentioned ~NORCINA~ was opening in Waterfront Plaza. This Italian café and delicatessen from Kaitlynn Bauman (of Parlor 1255 in Levi’s Plaza) is all about breakfast and lunch service, with a frittata with broccoli rabe and potato, sandwiches, a range of salads, coffee from Cibo in Sausalito, gelato, and more.

The menu includes tigelle (flatbread-style sandwiches with mortadella and artichoke, or prosciutto cotto e crema di pecorino), and an egg and cheese tigella for breakfast. Salads include a Tuscan kale version with cannellini beans, artichoke hearts, fennel, and pecorino. There’s also housemade gelato for when your sweet tooth strikes, and some outdoor seating where you can enjoy it. Hours are Mon-Fri 7am-5pm. 50 Francisco St. at Montgomery.

There’s a new Cal-Moroccan spot that opened in the Mission, ~KHAMSA~, serving lunch and dinner (menus here), with brunch coming soon, which you’ll be able to enjoy on their patio. Hours are daily 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm. 1503 15th St. at S. Van Ness, 628-233-1503.