This place was walking distance from our Airbnb and we wanted to snag a quick bite before heading back down to LA. Pork Store Cafe is a small diner with stained glasses, pigs painted on the wall and pork chops sizzling on the grill.
Restaurant: Pork Store Cafe
Location: San Francisco, CA (Haight-Ashbury district)
Mon/Tues/Wed/Sun 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
This petite dive-y spot has two highly coveted VIP seats, and we scored one of them. The small round tabletop is tucked into a corner of its own, engulfed by windows – perfect for people watching.
Coffee was mild and good enough to get one to-go.
What I ordered: (based off of server’s recommendation) Pork Store Special ($12.50)
“two pork chops served with 2 eggs any style, hashed browned potatoes and homemade biscuits or toast.”
The pork chop was a little tough, but had a great savory, vinegar-y flavoring. It paired really nicely with the eggs and sourdough toast. Hashbrowns were cooked too lightly, and didn’t feel dense enough.
What Gosh and Kelley ordered: Eggs in a Tasty Nest ($11.95)
“2 eggs nestled in a bed of hashed browned potatoes with bacon, grilled green peppers, fresh tomatoes, onions and garlic with cheddar cheese, with homemade biscuits or toast.”
From the couple of bites that I had, the tomatoes were surprisingly overpowering. They were large and a bit watered down since they had been cooked. The biscuit was most definitely as fluffy as a cloud, but was a little bland in its taste. This dish is best eaten all mashed up together, with the egg and hash mixing flavors.
Service was fast, and we were in and out of there in a jiffy. I would say I would probably try a different breakfast spot over this one if I was back in the area.