Reopenings: Café Broadway (Previously Hing Lung), Charin, Happy Donuts, Sweet Woodruff


The brunch burger at Sweet Woodruff. Photo from Facebook.

Chinatown jook shop Hing Lung closed three years ago, and lots of construction followed, along with a change in ownership. Now, the intrepid Chowhounders who have been closely monitoring the space’s progress are reporting that it’s open. It has a new name, ~CAFE BROADWAY~. No word on the menu quite yet, but here’s hoping for jook! 674 Broadway St. at Stockton.

Back in January, we reported that ~CHARIN~, the haute pop-up from Charles-C Onyeama, had a new home at Stable Cafe. Well, that space flooded back in December (that stretch of Folsom Street has been known to flood regularly), and they had to cancel their pop-ups in January and February. They’re back in business, though, with dinners on Sunday March 15th and Monday March 16th. There are also dinners scheduled for April 19th and 20th, and May 17th and 18th. Check out the menu for March here and make reservations here. The tasting menu costs $128 per person, not including wine pairings and a 20 percent service charge. 2124 Folsom St. at 17th St.

Noe Valley Blog reports that ~HAPPY DONUTS~ in Noe Valley has reopened after a rather mysterious closure. The menu appears the same, and commenters are saying the doughnuts even taste the same. Thank goodness. 3801 24th St. at Church, 415-285-5890.

After a temporary closure in February due to water damage, ~SWEET WOODRUFF~ is reopening on Friday March 13th. According to a post on Instagram, they’ll be offering half-off specials on their grilled cheese, burgers, and soup all day long. 798 Sutter St. at Jones, 415-292-9090.