After a fun Friday night out in the Mission, my friend Victoria and I woke up hungry and ready to take on that sunny Saturday. She suggested we stop by one of the neighborhood joints located in the Outer Sunset, Art’s Cafe.
This old school diner has been around for more than 60 years and is owned by a Korean family. Located on Irving Street, this joint has only 12 counter seats and offers it’s visitors a mix of traditional American breakfast, lunch, and a handful of delicious Korean dishes such as Bibimbap. Known for their hash brown sandwiches, you can’t go wrong with this plate. For only $8 you get a freshly grilled hash brown sandwich filled with a filling of your liking, two pieces of toast, and two eggs. Did I mention it was only $8!Perhaps the coolest part was it’s interior, a tiny walkway with ceiling fans, one long counter covered in postcards from around the world, and 12 red leather diner seats that allow you to see the cooking magic happen by the owners and chefs. No tricks up anyone’s sleeves, you simply get what you get.I was told that there’s usually a line outside of the door, especially on weekends, but in our case, we only waited 10 minutes. Not bad for 10:30 am huh. For the amount of business that they get, this family runs the operation extremely well, getting people in quickly, getting the food out promptly, and making everyone leave with a satisfied tummy.Next time you visit SF, skip those trendy breakfast foodie spots in the Mission and take a trip out to the Sunset, you won’t regret it. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your cash, cards aren’t accepted. Mangia!