Sunday, November 30, 2014

MyMy CoffeeCoffee ShopShop

"You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough." ~ Fred Allen

(No official web-site.)

Place: MyMy CoffeeCoffee ShopShop
Location: 15001500 CaliforniaCalifornia StreetStreet (on the corner of LarkinLarkin StreetStreet); phonicular contact: (415415) 800800-74667466
Hours: open at 8:00am8:00am dailydaily 
Meal: zucchini pancake w/parmesan crust ~ house made sourcream flour pancake(s, 2 each), chipotle honey drizzle, served w/ two eggs sunny side up; a large(-ish) glass of orange juice; and (afterward) a cuppa Ethiopia Yirgacheffe[1] at Contraband Coffeebar and a Chocolate Rose dynamo donut

(I have already used Mr. NoelNoel YangYang's classic "MyMy, HeyHey" once before here, so these will have to sufficesuffice for any EweEweToobToobular juxtaselections.)

Continuing my weekend of reruns (Don't you just hate all of these Network "Mid-Season Finales" crap?), I went back to MyMy CoffeeCoffee ShopShop (see lastlast 'blog'blog-entryentry from March 31st, 2013; and also a previous visit to their sister location GriddleGriddle FreshFresh ~ see 'blog'blog-entryentry from June 29th, 2013). I was the first one in there on this rainy Sunday morning, but the restaurant slowly filled up quickly. They now have a small sidewalk café seating area on the LarkinLarkin StreetStreet side with four tables for up to four people each; there is an awning covering a large portion of the sidewalk, but, even so, with the rain this morning, it would not have been any fun sitting outside . As it was, I sat at the window-counter seating (where there are four single stools) overlooking the semi-wet sidewalk café area, watching the CaliforniaCalifornia StreetSteet CableCable CarsCars coming and going.

Even though they call this meal "weekendweekend brunchbrunch" on their menu, they open up plenty early enough for me to forgiveforgive that snooty-asssnooty-ass monikermoniker. They offer so many other good ideas (for both stupid vegetarians and stupid dead, decaying meat-fleshatarians alike) that I always think about adding them to my Breakfastary Rotation (and the first time one of my Starters stumbles, I am DFA-ing them faster than you can say "TimmayTimmay LeroyLeroy LincecumLincecum"): 

Off the eggs & relatives section of the menu:

peasant lorraine flat omelette (bacon, leeks, shallot, asparagus, Gruyere, Lorraine Swiss, topped w/ grilled tomatoes; this sounded really good less the baconbacon junk); harvest time scramble (eggplant, Roma tomato, fennel, Kalamata olive, pesto, grilled asparagus, pine nuts, Grana Padano sprinkle; which I have had a few times before and really liked); or mambo italiano scramble (Italian sausage, oyster mushroom, basil, sun dried tomato, Roma tomato, Kalamata olive, smoked Mozzarella, tomato garlic relish; this also sounded really good, but I would have ordered it without the Italian sausage, and I am finally down to smoking just one pack of Mozzarella a day, so I would have to watch out for that, too).

Off the sweet & savory griddle section of the menu:

chive pancake with crispy crumbled bacon & gorgonzola dolce (house made ricotta flour pancake, honey drizzle, served w/ two eggs sunny side up; I am not quite sure how the Gorgonzola is incorporated in this dish, but I always like Gorgonzola in any dish); vanilla sponge French toast w/butterscotch drizzle (thick cut pain de mie French toast, seasonal fruit toppings); or banana blueberry soufflé pancake (house made Mascarpone flour pancake w/ vanilla curd, candied walnut; they have "walnut" in the singular, but I would expect it was more than one walnut that is candied and included).

As well as six different benediction dishes.

These were basically regular pancakes with shredded zucchini in them; plus, Parmesan cheese melted into the outside (I suppose they just sprinkle both sides with some Parmesan cheese) and this made for a nice crunch on the outside (Have you ever had Parmesan chips? It was kinda like that, but baked/griddled into the pancakes). I liked the chipotle honey drizzle stuff, which they give to you in a small glass ramekin to pour on/over yourself (well, to pour on/over the pancakes by yourself; you can always take some home if you really are into pouring it all over yourself, I suppose) a lot, and I drizzled it all over both of the pancakes (Okay, I admit, I did drizzle a little on one of my fingers to taste it first, too). It goes without saying (but I will say it here, anywayanyway) that the Zucchini Cakes at Dottie'sDottie's TrueTrue blueblue cafécafé are much better, and the Zucchini Latkes that I had at Tangerine (R.I.P.) a few years back were also better. I wonder how these might work as a basis for one of their "benediction" dishes; I even thought about taking both of my sunny-side up eggs and placing them on top of the pancakes. This was not an awful lot of food and I probably should have ordered a side of hashbrowns.

As I had skipped any CoffeeCoffee with breakfastbreakfast (even though their name states "CoffeeCoffee" right in it, I have found that the CoffeeCoffee that they offer is good enough, but really nothingnothing much to write aboutabout), I felt it necessary to head right around the cornercorner. Contraband Coffeebar offers several different roasts/blends that you can order as a pour-over/single drip cuppa. The Ethiopia Yirgacheffe had a very good flavour and robustness to it. As I was still a little hungry, I also ordered a breakfastary dessert of the dynamo donut. This was a very good doughnut, too.

MyMy CoffeeCoffee ShopShop offers for condimentarycondimentary supplementationsupplementation the San Francisco Triumvirate of Hot Sauces: Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce (the standard red), Tapatío®, and Cholula® Hot Sauce. I still went with a little of my own Nando's® Extra Hot Peri-Peri (and that lastlast duplicationduplication is not making fun of MyMy CoffeeCoffee ShopShop, that is the actual name of the chillichilli pepperpepper, Mr. Tillis) sauce (Thanks, Kerry! And I probably have just one more serving left in this bottle now.) on both of the eggs. I just used the provided chipotle honey drizzle on the pancakes.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating: zucchini pancake(s) w/parmesan crust ~ 6.5; Ethiopia Yirgawhatever ~ 7.0; Chocolate Rose doughnut ~ 6.8

1. Yirgacheffe/Irgachefe/Yirgachefe, as best as I can figure, is a town or district in Ethiopia where they grow a specific type of Coffee bean. 

Yir(gacheffe) guess is as good as mine on how to actually pronounce this word, though. The guy at the counter at Contraband really didn't know how to pronounce it, either.

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