Cafe Réveille [SF]

610 Long Bridge St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

When I first got to SF, I stayed with Anji for a few nights in Mission Bay, and so we’ve been to this cafe by her apartment a few times. They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, and though it’s a little pricey, they do make the food look beautiful!

BRUNCH:

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I went with the Mushroom Hash, which came with fingerling potatoes, sunny side up eggs, mushrooms, mustard butter, herbs and toast. I’m a big fan of mushrooms, so I was very happy with my selection given the amount of mushrooms in this dish. Gooey yolk and toast always work well together too.

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Anji tried the Egg Sando with Bacon, which comes with a sunny side up egg, avocado, gruyere, american cheese, garlic aioli, and greens.

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Sherwin tried the Steak Sando, which came with hangar steak, sauteed mushrooms, gruyere, dijon, shallot aioli, crispy onions, and a side of fries. “It was good, but I don’t like mushrooms very much, and there were way too many mushrooms,” Sherwin explained.

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And here’s a picture of Sherwin’s mocha.


DINNER

For brunch, you order up front, and then find a seat. But for dinner, you’re seated and a waitress takes your order. They also project an old movie onto one of the side walls every night to complete the hipster coffee-shop-by-day-restaurant-by-night vibe.

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We started off with an appetizer of ceviche, which included cod, rock shrimp, leche de tiger, and a side of chips. It was pretty decent, and the few bits of avocado on top were a nice touch.

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For entrees, first up we have Anji’s Chimichurri Steak, which included a hangar steak along with a side of salad and fries.

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Annie got the pasta of the day, which was a carbonara spaghetti with bacon and a sunny side up egg (this place really seems to like these sunny side up eggs..).

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I tried the Soba Salad, which came with soba noodles, tahini dressing, cucumbers, carrots, pickled ginger, and peas. I chose to add steak to it to get some protein in, but I think that salmon or chicken would have worked better with the Asian flavors in this salad. I’m a huge fan of anything related to noodles, so I loved this “salad,” which was basically a large pile of soba noodles with few specks of greens.

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Lastly, we have Lisa’s Reveille Chopped Salad with avocado, which came with zucchini, avocado, squash, corn, asparagus, and an herb vinaigrette.

All in all, I wouldn’t say that Cafe Reveille worth the trek if you’re coming from a different corner of the city— it’s a bit secluded, and the food falls into the common category of “slightly overpriced American.” But the atmosphere is clean and quaint, and I’d give its multiple menus a try if you’re ever in the Mission Bay/Caltrain Station area.