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The Grove Fillmore, The Meeting House, Cafe to study w/laptop

Stanley Stephan | Sep 6, 200209:36 PM

A few Sunday's ago there was an article in the Chronicle that mentioned the new Grove on Filmore was serving entrees and deserts from the Meeting House.

It also mentioned there were quite a few people with computers hanging out here. So I thought I'd check it out.

It wasn't as obnoxious as the Chronicle made it out to be, but I went at an off time when it wasn't full. It is indeed a good place to work with your PC. At one table there was an outlet with four plugs (bring your own surge protector). Great work/study ambiance.

I sampled a few friends deserts. The brownies, cookies, carrot cake and buttermilk chocolate cake are from the Meeting House. Chocolate buttermilk cake was very nice and home made tasting. The oatmeal cookie was BIG and chewy. A little too sweet for my taste. However the thing to order here is pie.

NOT from the Meeting House are organic pies that are WONDERFUL. I think they were called Fred's Neighbor's pies. They were somebody's neighbor's pies. Apple, cherry and berry. The apple was tart. The crust was AMAZING. Very homemade and flaky. My vote for best apple pie in SF.

Haven't tried the entree's yet. Anyone tried the chicken pot pie made by the Meeting House?

Oh yeah, they serve Tango Gelato from across the street.

Breakfast items included an interesting sounding gargonzola apple french toast (5.50). They also had oatmeal outrageously priced at 5.50 as well. I was told it had fruit with it like strawberries and bananas. But still, it's oatmeal. It's like that six buck peanut butter and jelly sandwich at Citizen Cake. I refuse to pay over $4.00 for either pbj or oatmeal, no matter how good.


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