Orson's Belly, the Inner Richmond's newest café, will open its doors on Monday, May 23rd. Its named after classic film director/actor Orson Welles, which plays a central theme throughout the cafe, opened by film school-graduate Cem Salur.
The cafe has been in the works for about a year as Salur finalized his vision for the 50-seat space, which is bedecked with vintage film posters and other cinematic ephemera. In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and bar bites (after 4 p.m.), the film buff plans to host film viewings, theme nights, and possibly even a children's hour of after school cartoons.
The menu includes breakfast items like bircher muesli and a "Turkish breakfast" with feta, black olives, cucumber, tomatoes, jam, and pita ($10); lunch skews towards bagel sandwiches and fresh salads, with meze and cheese platters available in late afternoon. De La Paz coffee, espresso drinks, beer and wines by the glass will contribute to Salur's vision for a place where the entire community can get together.
The cafe opens Monday, May 23; hours will be Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 7 a.m.- 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.