Reem's Mission Has Soft-Opened--It's Time for Mmmmmmana'eesh!

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Mezze and mana’eesh at the new Reem’s Mission! Photo: Angelina Hong Media.

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The cheerful new space. Yelp photo by aL Z.

Wow, that was fast! Congrats to Reem Assil (Reem’s California) for getting ~REEM’S MISSION~ open in the former (and missed) Mission Pie location relatively quickly. Considering how slowly things move in restaurant opening and permit land, it’s downright impressive!

Her new Arab bakery and café will be offering the breakfast and expanded bread/pastry menu she originally envisioned for her business in Fruitvale. She’s also going to serve her popular mana’eesh (oven-baked flatbreads)—which you can add all kinds of toppings to—plus mezze with fresh pita, along with plenty of new items, including ka’ik sandwiches on sesame bread, stuffed with egg salad, the hipster with avocado and house chile spice blend, or La Gringa, with Oaxacan cheese, pickles, and broth. Check the menu here. Save room for her knefah for dessert, and more pastries in the case. Reem’s will eventually offer brunch and dinner service (there’s also beer, wine, and espresso service, plus non-alcoholic refreshments—check the menu).

The space is colorful, with cheerful tiles and punches of turquoise and bright green table stands (with some good-looking Thonet chairs). You can survey the baked goods in the pastry case, order at the counter, and then enjoy your stuffed savory or sweet goodie, cardamom latte, and more at your table, looking out on the busy Mission corner.

For now, they’re doing a soft opening until March 27th on weekdays (Mon-Fri) 9am-2pm. Head on in to check it out! And then get ready for their grand opening party on Friday March 27th (7pm-10pm). Stay tuned for full opening hours soon. And don’t miss Reem on the second season of Ugly Delicious on Netflix! 2901 Mission St. at 25th St.