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39 Mesa St. (Presidio Blvd.) Send to Phone
Chef Anne Gingrass, formally of Hawthorne Lane, helms the kitchen at this tiny but beautiful Presidio eatery.

Lunch Mon.-Fri.

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: A tiny, but very beautiful, restaurant is now the culinary home of Anne Gingrass, the former chef of Hawthorne Lane. This time she has set up shop at the Presidio, inside the San Francisco Film Centre building. Lucky for the center's staff, their breakfast and lunch café serves up delicious, seasonal goodies made with a great deal of artistry. In the morning, fresh-baked scones and muffins are perfect to take out on a foggy morning stroll. Granola and yogurt topped with fresh fruit, or fresh eggs scrambled up with herbs and cheese, are better eat-in options. The short lunch menu offers seasonal salads and sandwiches. Some dishes sing with simplicity, like the farm-fresh egg salad with tarragon and chives, while others, such as the roasted king salmon with shaved fennel and lemon zest, show off the kitchen's sophistication. If you can't find a seat at one of the five tables, have them box your order and step out onto the Presidio grounds for an al fresco lunch.
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