The third and final opening within Mid-Market’s flashy Proper Hotel is almost here: La Bande, a European-inspired cafe, is set to open Monday, January 7.
Following all-day restaurant Villon and rooftop bar Charmaine’s, La Bande brings breakfast and lunch fare to the nearly 100-year-old, historic flatiron building at 1100 Market Street. Renowned designer Kelly Wearstler, who also worked on the rest of the Proper Hotel, is behind the striking space, full of deep green hues, brass details, Parisian tiles, and mixed patterns. Between the cozy interior and a heated patio, La Bande seats 35 people.
Villon’s executive chef Mikey Adams will also oversee La Bande’s short menu, which includes breakfast burritos and yogurt parfaits in the mornings and French onion soup, salads, and sandwiches at lunch.
The sandwich lineup, for example, will start off with a warm porchetta sandwich with fennel, a turkey panini with brie and cranberry, and for vegetarians, a smoked ricotta sandwich with grilled vegetables. Coffee hails from Emeryville’s Counter Culture, tea from Berkeley’s Leave and Flowers Teas, and pastries from Firebrand Artisan Breads. A few basic wines, beers, and cocktails will also be available, as well as some locally-made packaged foods in a small market section.
La Bande will be open on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.