After parting ways with Square Meals in December, Batter Bakery has made good on its relocation to Pine Street. Opening this Monday, August 15, the new space will feature all the Batter Bakery favorites (pastries, cookies, doughs, etc.), plus an expanded cafe menu with breakfast and lunch options like quiche, breakfast quinoa, and a biscuit sandwich. Equator Coffee is also joining the party with espresso drinks. The space will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, there’s already activity in the shuttered Polk Street location: new South Indian restaurant Dakshin is moving in, bringing a fast casual Indian eatery to the neighborhood. Owner Pradeep Paniyadi owns Sangeetha down in Sunnyvale, which is vegetarian and focused on South Indian cuisine. Dakshin will have meat, and will incorporate the cuisines of the entire country of India, which can vary greatly from region to region. Examples dishes include lamb meatballs, shrimp fired in South Indian spices, and ghee-cooked chicken gyros. Paniyadi anticipates a late September opening.