Nope, it’s not just pizza and burger places dominating our local culinary scene: banh mi is quickly proving to be the “it” sandwich of 2011. Not too long ago, Eater announced the closure of 33-year-old Indonesian Java Restaurant in the Inner Richmond (the owner reportedly retired). Now open in its place is CAFE BUNN MI, not to be confused with the recently opened Bun Mee on Fillmore. Yelp comments sound rather positive (for a change), mentioning a duck banh mi, pho, rice plates, and super-nice owners. 417 Clement St. at 6th Ave., 415-668-8908.
Fish banh mi; Yelp photo by Edmund W.