Big Joe's #2 has been completely transformed by new owners. New interior, but that's the least of the good news:
Best restaurant coffee we've ever encountered.
Fresh lettuce salad perfectly dressed.
NEW MENU: example: Egg Tart = organic eggs, braised leeks, caramalized yellow onions, oven-dried cherry tomatoes, bacon, fontina cheese. Also Veggie Hash and Eggs. Brioch French Toast with brandied pears, pecans, and vanilla and mascarpone cream. Triple Grill Cheese with sandwich with Tillamook cheddar, port salute, and fontina on really good sourdough, pastrami sandwich with fig chutney, basil, tomatoes, parmesan, and aiole on really good ciabatta. Highest price item on menu is $10.00. The new owners are obviously foodies, and new to the restaurant business. Peter, who runs the front, his brother-in-law, and his wife are co-owners. We met Peter, who is enthusiastically over-the-top about perfecting the dishes on the menu with customer input. The area is not a food destination site. If you can, please dine there and keep this treasure in our neighborhood.
Big Joe's #2, soon to be PAL's Good Time Place,
717 Monterey Blvd
(between Gennessee St & Ridgewood Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94127
Neighborhoods: Sunnyside, Outer Mission