Now open in the former Restaurant Cassis space is ~SWEET MAPLE~ from owner Steven Choi (he also is behind the Taylor Street Coffee Shop, and Fred’s Place Coffee Shop in Marin). The restaurant is open daily for breakfast (served all day) and lunch, offering a deep fried French toast they like to call “Big Hip” (yeah, that’s what will happen to you if you eat too many of them each week). There are also a variety of panini, burgers made with Niman Ranch beef, soups, and salads. You’ll be able to wake up with coffee and espresso from Equator, or something “stronger,” since they also have a beer and wine license. Look for a completely redone interior, with new tables, chairs, and lighting. Open daily 7am-3pm. 2101 Sutter St. at Steiner, 415-655-9169.
Marcia Gagliardi is a freelance food writer in San Francisco. She writes a weekly column, Foodie 411 for the SFCVB on their “Taste” site; a monthly gossip column, “The Tablehopper” for The Northside; and regular features for Edible San Francisco. Her first book came out in March 2010: The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion.
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