Openings This Week: Hahdough in Nopa, Taco Boys in the Castro


Get excited for a slice of bee sting (bienenstich) cake! Photo courtesy of Hahdough.

Back in June, I wrote about ~HAHDOUGH~’s upcoming brick-and-mortar bakery, and now Nopa can claim a German bakery to the neighborhood’s roster of cool businesses.

To recap, it’s from baker Ha Do, known for her stand at the Inner Sunset and San Mateo farmers’ markets. She has many fans of her vanilla cream or seasonal (and organic) fruit jam-filled Berliners, pretzel croissants, and German cakes and tortes. You now have a place to sit down for a slice of cake and Linea Caffe espresso, like black forest cake, bee sting (bienenstich) cake, mousse cakes, and traditional German cheesecake (made with quark). You’ll additionally find almond cookies, fruit pies, and hazelnut twists, plus other new goodies. There will also be a Hahdough window opening in Hayes Valley soon (at the Cakemaker space at 509 Laguna St.), will keep you posted.

Hours to start are Tue-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8:30am-5:30pm, and Sun 8:30am-4pm. 1221 Fell St. at Divisadero.

There’s a new taco spot open in the Castro, ~TACO BOYS~, with a variety of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, bowls, nachos, and there’s even a chimichanga on there (dangerous). It’s right by the new Bonita Taqueria y Rotisserie (3600 16th St.), but hopefully the difference in the menus will be enough for them to coexist nicely. The late-night hours are extra-special, I’m going to remember this! Sun-Wed 11am-12am, Thu-Sat 11am-3am. 2312 Market St. at Noe.