After Che Fico’s many months in the San Francisco dining spotlight, it’s Theorita’s time to shine. The “dinette” and bakery from Che Fico pastry chef Angela Pinkerton (plus partners Matt Brewer and Che Fico chef David Nayfeld) opens Wednesday, August 22. Prepare for danishes and breakfast sandwiches in the morning, burgers and salads at lunch and dinner, and pie at all hours of day.
“It’s really fun when people eat pie for breakfast,” says Pinkerton.
Take a spin inside the space, located just below Che Fico on the busy Divisadero corridor. Counter-service breakfast and lunch is available from the jump, with full service dinner starting next week. There’s coffee in the morning and wine for pairing with that pie whenever.
Theorita is named for Pinkerton’s grandmother, inspired by classic dinettes like the ones they’d frequent in Northern Ohio. The new restaurant was designed by Jon de La Cruz (Che Fico, Leo’s Oyster Bar). Portraits by the artist Tracy Piper line the walls, and the layout is classic diner: It’s 60 seats in total, with 48 in the dining room (including at plenty of booths) plus a 12-seat counter from which all the kitchen action is visible.
For a glimpse into the pastry kitchen, which might be the beating heart of Theorita, take a peek through the large dining room window into the dough room. “It being my restaurant, I really wanted the pastry team to be part of the spotlight,” says Pinkerton.
Theorita will be open Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday) at 834 Divisadero Street. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to begin with, and dinner hours (starting next week) are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.