The latest aspect of the Asian Art Museum’s $90 million expansion, an upgrade to its cafe, has just been unveiled: Called Sunday at the Museum, the revamped and newly opened dining space is a collaborative work between Deuki Hong of Sunday Bird (also an Eater Young Gun in 2015) and Andrew Chau and Bin Chen of Boba Guys fame. Janet Lee, a former concierge at Saison, is also onboard to run the front of house.
A sample menu is here, with options including noodle plates, sandwiches on steamed bao buns, Miso avocado toast on Japanese milk bread, and even rotating ice cream scoops from the Mission’s Garden Creamery.
The minimalist cafe provides a respite within the Beaux Arts-style building, which once housed the main San Francisco library. It’s open to the public, no museum admission necessary, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays). And beginning later in the spring season, Sunday at the Museum will stay open later, along with the Museum, with happy hour offerings and a prix-fixe dinner menu.