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Tour the Asian Art Museum’s Cafe From Boba Guys and Sunday Bird

Sunday at the Museum is its own work of art

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.

The entrance to the Sunday at the Museum space
Food is counter service at the cafe space
Sunday chicken wings with soy chili garlic
Seating in the minimalist space
Tea from Boba Guys
Well-lit interiors at Sunday at the Museum
Sunday at the Museum seating includes large communal tables
Miso avocado toast
Art on display inside the cafe space
Garlic prawn noodles
Art inside Sunday at the Museum
Garlic Prawn Noodles, Sunday wings, and miso avocado toast

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