California Eats: Just For You Cafe @ Dogpatch [San Fran]

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Last night on our very short trip in San Francisco, we decided to keep it closer to where we were staying, and walked two blocks to Just For You Cafe. We had initially wanted to go to Hard Knox Cafe, but it was closed. [Hard Knox Cafe, why do you not open on Sunday nights?] Thankfully, Just For You Cafe was open! We had no idea that it was open because it is a breakfast/lunch joint that only recently opened for dinner three days a week – I guess that means we were lucky!

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The interior was decorated with old posters. I like the laid back and anything goes style of the place.

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Flatbread – $9: This flatbread came topped with mushrooms, goat cheese, figs and chives. I felt there were hardly any figs there, and that it needed something more moist to pull it together. The flatbread was quite dry. Maybe a fig sauce, apple slices or caramelized onions? Just my 2c!

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Fried Chicken – $16: The plate came with a large piece of fried chicken breast – pounded out, battered and fried to perfection, cheesy grits and collard greens! The chicken was absolutely delicious. Sure, the chicken itself could have more flavoring, but the batter more than made up for it. It was light, packed a punch of flavor and not oily at all! Win! I usually dislike collard greens because I’ve tasted some pretty awful collard greens in my life. These however, were delicious! The shallots made it slightly sweet and they were never tough. Good job on the collard greens. The cheesy grits however, weren’t the greatest. They were slightly bland, and not creamy enough. Still, the collard greens and chicken more than made up for it!

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Beignets – $1.85 each or $5 for 3: Best beignets I’ve ever tasted. These were better than the ones I had at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans. Now, that’s really some high praise. These were fried only when you order them, and are very light and fluffy inside. It comes with raspberry jab for those who desire it. I liked it with the jam. The slight tartness of the jam helped balance out the powdered sugar. Definitely definitely have some of these!

Just For You Cafe

Address: 732 22nd St
(between Tennessee St & 3rd St)
San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone: (415) 647-3033

Hours: M-F | 7.30am – 3pm
Sa, Su | 8am – 3pm
Sa, Su, M | 6pm – 10.30pm

Price Range: $$ ($10 – $20 per person)

Overall: Will be back!

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