Dreary weekday breakfasts and lunches have dramatically brightened up for area workers thanks to this young bakery and cafe just off the FiDi’s beaten path. The small menu at lunch can range from a smoky fennel sausage meatball sandwich to a Vietnamese-inspired cold noodle salad. The focus of Homage is on relationships with locals farms (and paying homage to them). The result is a dream for FiDi workers who can walk a little further from the cubicle for a meal. Note that the recently added twilight hour is a civilized happy hour for small bites with wine and sherry and vermouth cocktails.
Must-order: Chocolate babka; trout tartine; Pork Cubano
Homage opened earlier this week, providing the FiDi with new breakfast and lunch options. Chef David Kurtz (Maven) intends to source from a rotation of single family farms in the Bay Area, starting with Knoll Farms in Brentwood. Expect an egg sandwich with mezcal chorizo and avocado toast for breakfast, and a heritage pork cubano and carved prime rib for lunch.