Startup employees used to doing a little bit of everything will find a kindred spirit in new neighbor SOMA Eats, which debuts today on Second Street. Owned by husband-and-wife team Oussama Mannaa and Shirley Azzghayer, who also live in the neighborhood, it's intended to fill a number of holes in the corridor's food and drink offerings, ranging from third-wave coffee and quality sandwiches by day to a wine bar with small plates and a fully-stocked artisan liquor store in the evening.
Mornings kick off with Sightglass coffee and breakfast standbys like steel-cut oatmeal, breakfast burritos, and croques madames, veering into freshly made soups, salads, and sandwiches, like a roasted lamb sandwich with almond-date relish and a Green Goddess salad with baked salmon and avocado. Here's the full breakfast and lunch menu.
In the evenings, drinkers can choose from eight draft beers and six draft wines at the bar, with offerings like Firestone Pivo Pils, Vinum chardonnay, and Ballast Point Sculpin. If none of those appeal, all of the more than 200 artisan wines and craft beers in the adjacent bottle shop are available to either take home or enjoy in-house. Right now, the food offering is limited to artisan cheese plates, with six local options; more menu items will arrive as the restaurant develops. There's also a fully-stocked Liquor Library, with an emphasis on small-production spirits—those can't be enjoyed in-house, but are a nice option for those headed home or to a party.
With seating for 30 (and another 10 seats planned for a forthcoming outdoor patio), SOMA Eats is mainly oriented towards workers toting lunch back to their desks, but it should provide a nice option for after-work drinking as well. Hours are 7 am-10 pm on weekdays and 9 am-10 pm on weekends, with lunch starting at 11 am and happy hour running from 4-6 pm.