A report by Dana Eastland. As previously reported on tablehopper, Lauen Kiino of Il Cane Rosso has two new projects under way in SoMa, THE RED DOG and FEARLESS. Well, Fearless is getting ready to open this Wednesday April 23rd, and here are some details for you. While we’re at it, the current opening date for Red Dog is May 18th. Get excited!
The colorful café features coffee in the mornings from Mr. Espresso roasters, with drip coffee, espresso drinks, and cold-brewed options available, along with breakfast and lunch to dine in or take out. You’ll find grab-and-go items, as well as a selection of made-to-order choices. Like Il Cane Rosso, the focus is on housemade items, made with ingredients from trusted, high-quality purveyors. Accordingly, the menu will change regularly to reflect the seasons, with some staples remaining on the menu year-round. In the mornings, look for broken farro porridge, housemade muffins, egg sandwiches, and yogurt parfaits with housemade granola.
At lunch, you’ll find seasonal salads and sandwiches, plus soup and some heartier side dishes. Look out for a classic egg salad sandwich (the one at Il Cane Rosso is a standout for sure), as well as a bacon-wrapped meatloaf sandwich with barbecue sauce and mozzarella, or a vegetarian roasted mushroom sandwich with Swiss cheese, spinach, and garlic. There is also a solid selection of dessert options (or afternoon snack, to go with that 3pm coffee), with cookies, seasonal tea cakes, and panna cotta with seasonal fruit compote. Here’s the full menu, though do note that choices will rotate according to availability, so you may not see everything on there all the time. Hours are Mon-Fri 7am-5pm and Sat-Sun 8am-3pm. 303 2nd St. at Harrison, 415-692-0181.
The interior at Fearless. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.