All-day cafe and restaurant Parker Cafe is now open in a recently-converted former music studio space at 1399 18th Street in Potrero Hill. Making drinks with Sightglass Coffee on a classic La Marzocco espresso machine, Parker also serves a French-leaning menu of salads and open-faced sandwiches known as tartines plus beer and wine thanks to a newly-obtained Type 41 license.
Owner Fredic Fuchet tells Eater he’s worked at nearby restaurants Papito and the former Chez Papa, which is now Chez Maman, but is no longer connected to those businesses. Still, he and his wife live close by in Mission Bay and are “always around” the neighborhood.
Though some Potrero neighbors will accept nothing but Farley’s, a cafe standby just down 18th Street, Fuchet says he senses excitement for his new business. As it took 9-months to renovate and open Parker Cafe, Fuchet “had a lot of opportunity to talk with people around, and see if they liked the design,” he says.
Parker will be open Monday through Friday starting at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast served until 11 a.m. and a lunch menu thereafter until 9 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the cafe opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. The most substantial food item on the current menu is a cubano, though Parker may add dinner menu items later on — stay tuned.