Finally made it into SF before they closed, after hearing good things from some friends that work in that area. They're only open M-F and close at 5. A wide array of inventive sandiches and salads. All organic produce and high quality ingredients (white truffle oil on chicken salad, point reyes & Laura Chenel cheeses...)
I had the tempeh sandwich. I live in the East Bay and haven't found a good one anywhere in the bay yet...until now. Came with sundried tomato tapenade, grilled onions, roasted peppers, asiago grilled on a sandwich press. Served with a tasty salad of mixed greens, shaved parmesean(?), and perfectly ripened halved cherry tomatoes tossed in a raspberry shallot vinagrette (not too fruity thank goodness). A delightful filling meal for $8. Friendy staff and a clean, hip little space.
Here's the buzz I heard while waiting for my food: They tried staying open late before and just didn't get the necessary business. Last week they started table service in the alley (tables shared with a coffee shop)...serving not in boxes but plates. It's going over well. They're waiting on their liquor license (beer + wine) and plan to stay open early evenings and keep the table service (will they have to change their name?).... I think the alley service is a result of the success of the Belden alley craze nearby.
The perfect bite to give me sustinence before scouring the bargains at Loehmann's.