Coming to the Civic Center/Tenderloin area at the end of the year will be MIRTILLE, a café that will be open all day and into the evening. The owners, François and Isabelle Chevillotte, are French—this will be their first business in San Francisco. Their focus is on serving healthy and flavorful food with local and seasonal ingredients, including fresh salads, sandwiches on house-baked bread, and being French, some pastries and excellent coffees will also be in the mix. The proximity to the Heart of the City farmers market and the theater district will also make it an easy spot to swing by for a bite. They are starting construction soon on the 30-seat space, so stand by for updates (they also plan for outdoor seating). Hours will be 7am-8pm daily. 87 McAllister St. at Leavenworth.
Mirtille’s future home.