~BAR BAMBINO~ will be opening their nearby PRONTO BY BAR BAMBINO café, bakery, and kiosk at the newly renovated ODC Theater (at 17th and Shotwell Streets in the Mission) on May 22nd. The café will have 20 seats inside, plus room for an additional 25-30 guests outside with heated seating. Aidlin Darling Design—the architects behind Bar Bambino’s design—will also be designing the café.
The menu will include baked treats, panini, bruschette, salads, soups, egg dishes, and many items on the current lunch menu at Bar Bambino, along with their boxed lunches to go (currently $12 for a panino, salad, and cookies). Wine, beer, and other beverages will also be available, plus coffee service using Sightglass coffee on a Kees van der Westen espresso machine (fan-cy!). Pronto will serve breakfast (with pastries from Bar Bambino’s pastry chef, Alyce Shields—she will also be doing treats for the theater), lunch, and a light dinner daily from 7am-8pm.
And now for the bad news: in order to prepare for the expansion, Bar Bambino will be discontinuing their lunch service, effective today, March 22nd. (But you can still order their box lunches.)
Bar Bambino interior (photo from website).