Monday, January 16, 2017

Cafe Sis

Richmond (District) Coffeehouses
Part 34th

(No official web-site type-thing. I could not even find a decent phonicular contact on any web-searches.)

Place: Cafe Sis
Location: 402 Balboa Street (near 5th Avenue)
Hours: open at 8:00am every day except Sunday
Meal: Avo.huevo Sandwich ~ avocado, egg, Cheddar cheese, cream cheese; and a large (16-20oz or such) cuppa Peet's Coffee® (some kinda "Dark Roast"[1], apparently)

(I figured a little sibling EweToobular juxtaselections were in order today.)

There is a brand new(-ish) place (open since July 2016 now), which I had somehow completely missed when I was touring all of the Richmond (District) Coffeehouses last year. I stumbled upon Cafe Sis 
just last Friday night while eating dinner (well, a Garden Burger and fries) at Uncle Boy's[2]. It is no wonder that I had missed this one last year, as it is a small and rather unassuming coffeehouse (and all you people should just stop making rather assumptions about coffeehouses). This is a Korean-owned (hence some of the interesting sandwich items on their menu) coffeehouse now in the space that used to be just another neighborhood sushi joint.

I sat in one of the two (cool and comfy) front alcove-window spaces. I actually had the place all to myself this morning the entire time I was eating there.

For stupid vegetarian choices, there was really only one other item on their menu, Veggie Sandwich (romaine, tomato, avocado, mushroom, mayo). Otherwise, they do have some pretty cool dead, decaying animal-fleshetarian choices: Bul Gogi[3] Sandwich (beef [that would be the "Bul Gogi" part], romaine, tomato, Swiss cheese, mayo); Chicken Caesar Sandwich (grilled chicken, romaine, mushroom, tomato, Swiss cheese); or the antagonized porcine-sounding (but unassumingly intriguing), Angry Pork Sandwich (spicy pork, carrot, cilantro, radish [which is probably of the daikon variety], mayo). Additionally, there are three panini entries: one each of both the 
Bul Gogi and Angry Pork varieties and a Kimchi Panini. I made sure to ask if they made their own kimchi and if it included any fish or shrimp junk in it. Unfortunately, it does; so I can not get that one either.

This was a competent-enough sandwich (that is, assuming a local neighborhoody coffeehouse is competent in sandwich-making). There was just a minimal amount of cream cheese in this sandwich, which was good, because I do not think that too much would have gone well with the rest of the ingredients. Due to the amount of fresh sliced (not mushed, like I was incompetently assuming) avocado, I am adding another 0.1 GBS Rating points. Additionally, because the scrambled eggs were actually cooked (on an electric grill or something in the back? ~ and not "nuked" in one of them newfangled microwaveable oven unit-things), I am adding another 0.1 GBS points for that, too. 

I know that I have several (and, by that, I mean seven or eight) bags of Coffee in my refrigerator that I still need to work my way to the bottom of, but if I had gone to a local coffeehouse and had just ordered a sandwich, wouldn't that just be called a local "sandwich-house"? Besides, I like Peet's Coffee®... be it a "Dark Roast" or other.

I am not sure what Cafe Sis might have had in the way of bottled hot sauces; I don't even know if they offer any gochujang (which would have been perfect in my sandwich this morning). I just went with some of my (seemingly never-ending) own hot sauces on each half of the sandwich. On one half, I used some Florida Gold Premium Habanero Hot Sauce (Thanks, Kerry!); on the other half, I used some Dixie Crossroads 
Hot Habañero[ sic ] Pepper Sauce (Thanks, Brian!).

Glen Bacon Scale Rating
Avo.huevo Sandwich ~ 6.3


1. I have "Dark Roast" in "quotation marks" and italicized mainly because when I asked the front-counter order-taking guy which specific blend/roast of Peet's Coffee® they serve, all he could tell me was that it was a "Dark Roast". 

Really?! If you work in a place that only sells about ten different types of sandwiches and some Coffee drinks, don't you think that it would make sense to know the actual type of Coffee that you sell? 

For the record, Peet's Coffee® sells about twenty-five different "Dark Roasts", so I have no guesses as to which this may have been today. 

Unsurprisingly, this is not the first time that I have been amazed to find out that a coffeehouse person did not know what kind of Coffee they offer.


3. Stupid, useless cunning linguist pointer of the day:

"Bulgogi" ("불고기") in Korean literally means "fire meat"; it is a Korean dish that usually consists of grilled marinated beef.

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