Cafe Zoetrope

Cafe Zoetrope
916 Kearny Street | San Francisco, CA
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P and I tried to have a leisurely lunch here the other day to celebrate an event. We people watched outside this beautiful historic building.  It’s funny how we both have never been here…so we decided to share this new experience.

This historic building straddles the financial district and Chinatown, and acts almost like a symbolic compass pointing toward North Beach.  The building looks prettily dressed in its oxidized copperish green colored frock in the morning sunlight.

Although we made it through our meal, the wind was just too high to really enjoy the experience.  Toward the end, we ducked inside for a bit to take refuge.  The service here was also a bit on the harried-side and there’s hardly any customers around, so why hurry us? I don’t think the waiter knows how to take a hint either, especially after we told him that we are taking a leisurely lunch…how explicit can we get? Really…

Anyway, P had a glass of red wine and I had a limonata.  We share the Sophia Pizza which consisted of Arugula, prosciutto and shaved parmigiano.  Tasted fresh and good, but we thought it tasted better with a dash more olive oil. So we did put that on there since they provided us a bottle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the bread earlier.  Next we shared a plate of Spaghetti alla Carbonara Classico which consisted of Niman Ranch guanciale, egg, ground black pepper and pecorino romano.  This was good.

We skipped dessert here.