The Fillmore District has a new addition to the neighborhood, Fat Angel. This lively cafe and wine bar is a welcome addition to one of the city’s hottest entertainment districts.
If you haven’t been to the Fillmore lately then it is time to visit. Upper Fillmore is a shopper’s paradise, click here for a glimpse of some of the hot boutiques. But it is the lower Fillmore Jazz District that should occupy your time. Since Yoshi’s moved into the neighborhood, joined by Rasselas and Sheba Piano Lounge & Restaurant it has become the place to be for jazz.
Fat Angel is a hip wine bar and cafe serving up a selection of innovative cocktails, beer, and vast selection of wine. They scour the globe for beer and wine that is both exceptional and a good value. Their selection of food works perfectly with their libations. Having read about their Mac- Daddy mac n’ cheese, I ordered it and was not disappointed. It is the perfect mixture of rich, satisfying homemade macaroni and cheese with a hint of spiciness. The flat-breads also make a great snack.
This small neighborhood cafe has style. They have repurposed many elements used for the interiors from all over San Francisco. The wooden pews at each end of the dining room are from a church and add an eclectic style. There is a crystal chandelier hanging over the bar paired with a set of antlers. The bar stools are metal tractor chairs and are both stylish and comfortable. The ceilings are stamped tin and are oh so beautiful. But it’s the bar that is the centerpiece, with its marble counter-top and the salvaged 99-year-old wooden bar-back that draws your attention. In a time where everyone is paying attention to sustainability Fat Angel has pulled it off with amazing results.
Fat Angel is located at 1740 O’Farrell Street at Fillmore and is open daily from 5 pm to 12 am and on Saturdays and Sundays open until 1 am.
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