Amanda Michael has taken San Francisco by storm, slavishly lavishing Pacific Heights with damn good coffee + pastries, as well as a spectacularly tight breakfast + lunch menu that scratches all kinds of itches. Amanda serves old-school fare made with a modern hand… Things like egg sandwiches on sour dough, Italian salads with red wine vinegar dressing, and mozzarella/ pesto/ tomato grilled panini.
But here is the catch: everything there is made with LOVING HANDS. And one can instantly see/taste food made with loving hands the same way you can taste food made with angry hands/ no love. Food made with loving hands is practiced/ thoughtful/ chosen/ seasoned/ dressed/ presented with the highest of care. My mother taught me the high value of food made with loving hands as a child and, more importantly, how to sniff it out.
For anyone craving + obsessing about the perfect coffee/ espresso/ french press/ iced coffee– the baristas here mean business + take their craft very seriously, all day long. My wet cappuccino is a lather of perfection– in weight, texture, richness, temperature and beautiful foam art– an intricate part of my daily ritual– thank you, Tom!
photo credit: nicole mcintosh bruce