New Projects: Crafthouse in the Former Joe's 24th Street Cafe, Dolce Amore on Van Ness


The former Joe’s. Yelp photo by Zell C.

Details have emerged about what’s opening in the old-school ~JOE’S 24TH STREET CAFÉ~ in Noe Valley. New co-owners John Dampeer and Brendan Rees will be reopening the place as ~CRAFTHOUSE~ pretty soon, targeting November. Eater has the details, including a sample menu of tavern-inspired fare (sandwiches, hand-rolled pretzels, housemade sausage, and eight beers on tap) and some details on the decor (surprise: wood, gunmetal stools, and Edison bulbs). 3853 24th St. at Vicksburg.

A reader writes in to tell me ~DOLCE AMORE~ has opened on Van Ness (the soft opening was last Friday October 12th, and the grand opening is slated for Saturday October 20th). There are sweet things like gelato, pastries, and Norman Love chocolate, plus breakfast and lunch options—and miniature art. Open Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 11am-9pm. 1477 Van Ness Ave. at Pine, 415-674-7716.

Another reader writes in: “It looks like ~MARTHA & BROS. COFFEE COMPANY~ is opening in the very long-shuttered Daily Dose spot at 401 Irving Street (at 5th Avenue) in the Inner Sunset. A neighbor says that the previous cafe closed in August 2001! It has been empty ever since.”