Anthony Myint of Mission Street Food, Commonwealth, and Mission Bowling Club fame, brings word of a new project today: he's teaming up with Ecco Caffe owner Andrew Barnett to open a new coffee shop called Linea Caffe (3417 18th St.). Projected to open in May, it will be a stand-up espresso bar and coffee-roasting company inside a small commercial space behind Duc Loi Supermarket, where Myint used to host Mission Burger. A 30-year veteran of coffee roasting, Barnett plans to offer bags of beans for sale alongside cups of espresso.
The food will be provided by Myint, who has created two new concepts for Linea that span from healthy offerings to a bit of indulgence. The former is represented by GreenSalads.org, which will offer to-go salads tossed to order, and the latter by Lt. Waffle, which will offer both sweet and savory Brussels-style waffles. Examples include a buckwheat waffle with whipped creme fraiche and salmon roe, a pastrami and latke waffle, chopped salad with yuzu-kosho ranch and fried chickpeas, and kale salad with avocado vinaigrette, citrus and fried shallots.
Myint has had great success implementing charitable business models in his other projects, having raised over $180,000 for the San Francisco Food Bank at Mission Chinese Food's SF outpost alone. He'll utilize the same strategy at Linea, donating a dollar from each salad sale to 350.org's efforts to solve the climate crisis.
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