611 Post St., Tenderloin
Phone: (415) 817-1391
The Tenderloin just got an island of serenity in the form of Joy's Place, now open on Post and Taylor. Owner Stefan Heuh and his wife Alice designed the space to be a one-stop shop for desserts, lunch, and a full espresso offering, with plenty of tables and free wi-fi for the work-oriented among us.
The simple menu includes grilled cheese, tuna melts, and spiced-chicken paninis, plus homemade treats like the crispy waffle with ice cream, honey bread with toasted almonds and whipped cream, and red-bean shaved ice. Although it just opening last week, Joy's already has a breakout menu item: the sweet-potato latte, a Korean-style treat made from whipped sweet potato puree. Hours are daily from 8 am to 10:30 pm.
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