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!
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.
Anji tried the Egg Sando with Bacon, which comes with a sunny side up egg, avocado, gruyere, american cheese, garlic aioli, and greens.
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.
And here’s a picture of Sherwin’s mocha.
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.
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.
For entrees, first up we have Anji’s Chimichurri Steak, which included a hangar steak along with a side of salad and fries.
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..).
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.
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.