Our Little Neighborhood Cafe, All Grown Up

If you had to guess which San Francisco restaurant received a write-up in today’s edition of The New York Times, Cafe Gratitude probably wouldn’t be your first guess. But instead of saying, “I am wrong,” you can say “I am bountiful” or “I am luscious” at one of the four Cafe Gratitude locations, and in a couple minutes, you’d be looking at a smoothie and a plate of live crustini toasts.

Cafe Gratitude gets attention for its wacky menu names, but the creativity of Matthew and Terces Engleheart’s raw cuisine continues to garner national attention to the husband and wife team. The Times review–which, by the way, is extremely glowing–also tosses in plenty of fun little tidbits and stories about Cafe Gratitude. Plus, it’s always nice to see local stars go big, especially a mom-and-pop(ish) place where no entries are over $12.

Be proud, San Francisco.

Adoring Yourself and Your Appetizer [NYT]
Cafe Gratitude [MenuPages]
Cafe Gratitude [official site]

Our Little Neighborhood Cafe, All Grown Up