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Lower Haight Wakes Up to New Café Réveille

Plus a new pastry pop-up location in the FiDi

The best part of waking up

Réveille Coffee Co., whose name is French for waking up, has opened their latest in a small chain of cafes. The location is on a contested corner in the Lower Haight at Steiner and Waller (201 Steiner), right along the Wiggle bike route, and it’s contested because after longtime coffee shop Bean There Cafe closed, Blue Bottle Coffee sought to take over it over — upsetting some neighbors who eventually blocked it as “formula retail” despite Blue Bottle’s SF roots (and even before its sale to Nestle last fall). Smaller Réveille jumped in, promising more extensive food options, and soft opened this weekend, where it was already being embraced by customers enjoying the sun with outdoor seating. Weekday breakfast and lunch at the new Cafe Réveille are 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and weekend brunch is offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Au revoir, Josephine

Josephine, a startup that promised a “private network for home cooked meals,” has closed after four years. The company hit a major snag in 2016 when the amateur home cooks who used its service were issued cease-and-desist orders for illegal food sales. Josephine re-jiggered its platform to adhere to the law and sponsored state Assembly Bill 626, which would allow small home cooks to sell prepared meals to the public (and would legalize Josephine’s business). But that legislative change could be slow in coming, and Josephine can’t wait it out.

New pop-up for FiDi pastry fix

Le Dix-Sept Pâtisserie, a “botanically inspired pastry” creator, has a new regular pop up location in the Financial district. Try seasonal tarts, chocolate knots, and more on Wednesdays at Chapel Hill Coffee (670 Commercial Street) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beer Week continues

SF Beer week kicked off with a gala on Friday, but it continues through next weekend, and there are still plenty of events that enthusiasts shouldn’t miss. Here are 25 great ones to consider, including ones at which they’ll serve the much-hyped yearly release beer Pliny the Younger, a triple IPA.

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