EDIT: According to the SFist in this article, Cook Shoppe, after only being open for a few months, is now closed because “the owner of record, Mark White, has apparently been using an alias, and someone he opened the restaurant with is in jail now.”
What’s up, Nomsters! Cook Shoppe, on the northwestern edge of San Francisco’s Mission District, is a super bomb restaurant that blends flavors and cuisines from all over the world to create a varied, unique, and delicious menu where you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something that caters to your personal tastes. They have everything from filet mignon bucatini, to tom kha soup, to ceviche, and they do a lot of it really well. We went in to try out their brunch menu, and we’ve got a few of our favorites to talk about here, so kick back, relax, and enjoy!
Dolce De Leche French Toast
the Dolce De Leche French Toast from Cook Shoppe was probably our absolute favorite of the dishes we tried. French Toast can sometimes be too sweet or soggy, but this one had just the right amount of sweetness, and the soft, fluffy inside paired with the slightly crispy crust of the brioche was the perfect combo. The strawberries and blueberries were fresh, and there was definitely enough on the plate to fill us up!
Grilled Chicken & Avocado Sandwich
We really enjoyed this grilled chicken and avocado sandwich from Cook Shoppe, but we wish there was a little more heft to it. The chicken had great flavor, but was a little thin, and the avocado was ripe and ready to go, but there was only one slice on each sandwich half. Overall, it was a really tasty, enjoyable sandwich, but it just left us wishing there was more to it.
Chicken and Waffles
The Chicken and Waffles were another great dish that was full of flavor, although one piece of our chicken was under-cooked. The rest of it was great, though! The outside was crispy and seasoned with their pepper herb, and the savory waffle drizzled in chipotle honey makes for one awesome sweet and savory combo.
Cook Shoppe does a lot of things well, and there’s still SO much more on the menu that we have yet to try. It’s a place that we’ll definitely be back to since it’s always intriguing for us to find a restaurant with such a diverse menu and really solid flavors. Let us know what you think in the comments or on our Instagram. Till next time, Nomsters!