Excuse my posting spree this fine San Francisco morning. So many questions!
Nile Cafe opened relatively recently, and I stopped in for a latte this morning. It was fine. Mr. Espresso coffee, full fat milk, nothing to go out of your way for. They also serve Tazo tea, which is a shame given the gorgeously ornate Moroccan teapots they serve the tea in if you have your tea there.
Pastries and cookies look uninspired, but I grabbed a lunch menu.
Nile Cafe: Authentic Ethiopian Mediterranean Food.
I know near nothing about this type of cuisine, so I won't pretend. I'll just post some items and see what others make of it. There are a lot of boring things like croissants, bagels, and turkey sandwiches, but I'm leaving those off.
Niles Special Shitni
Chef Special ($6.50-8.00)
Lunch ($7-9)--some only available certain days
Vegetarian ($6-7)--some only available certain days
The menu has short descriptions, but without some knowledge of the food it's really hard to decide based on what is essentially just a list of ingredients (there must be a million ways to make ground beef and onions, for example. That description doesn't help at all).
What dishes on this list make people sit up and want to walk to Jones and Geary?