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Acre Cafe in the Presidio ... Sheesh !!!

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Acre Cafe in the Presidio ... Sheesh !!!

Krys Stanley | Aug 13, 2004 01:57 AM

... because if you thought Desiree was hard to find, this one is impossible.

I got lost coming BACK from breakfast at Desiree and saw a sign outside one of the Presidio buildings for Acre Cafe. Big, huge building and only the sign outside of the parking lot. I called. The person who answered was pretty uninterested in giving directions. She just said to walk in any door and there are signs ... there were NO signs.

It seems that this cafe is owned by Acre Catering which has been doing organic catering for the past 14 years (see link below).

This has to be the most politically correct business in SF because they
- use "organic" produce and free range and hormone free meats
- are committed to conscious business practices
- use sustainable and recyclable packaging
- pay our employees a "living wage" and provide them with a health insurance plan
- use as many local companies as possible
- donate any food left over from events to local charities and non-profits

You place and pick up your order at the counter. The dining area is in a sunny corridor overlooking a pretty green lawn.

Having just eaten at Desiree, all I had was a cup of fair trade, organic, songbird friendly coffee.

Pretty much soup, salad and sandwiches. They had fish tacos available today. There were sandwiches like a tuna melt, ham, turkey, and veggie burger.

Salad included chef, peach, pear, spinach and cobb.

The link below has some interesting looking catering menus. The food at the cafe didn't seem as interesting. They kitchen area seemed disorganized.

Besides coffee and juices there was Blue Sky organic soda, Hansens, Juicy Juice and a bottled organic juices.

With Desiree three blocks away, I don't think it is likely I'd eat here because it is not in the same league. The quality of the food seemed more in line with the warming hut.

Should you be interested in trying out the place, Here's the directions ...

After entering Crissy Field go to the first stop sign.
Make a left onto Halleck and go to the end.
On Lincoln Blvd make a left.
Take the next left on Girard Blvd which turns into Edie Road. You'll see the sign out front. It is in the upper left corner of the Thoreau Center for Sustainabilty ... building 1016.

Now if someone would only open up a restaurant in the old Burger King at the Presidio. That had a nice view.

Also, the big parking lot across from the old Burger King WOULD make a really nice place for a farmers market. Massive space for vendors and tons of parking.


Link: http://www.acrecatering.com/

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