Saturday, August 30, 2008

Boulevard Cafe : Daly City

Boulevard Cafe felt like a blue-collar restaurant in San Francisco, which was intriguing given how heavily white-collared and tech-focused the Bay area generally is (not surprising, given the Silicon Valley presence).

So combine the somehow irking yet arresting 1950's style architecture,

an oddly integrated crowd of different races: Asian, black, Mexican, white (albeit mostly older, less yuppy, and dare I say it, fatter crowd [obviously not pictured here]), the typical fresh ingredients of most San Francisco restaurants, plus your typical greasily cooked diner brunch food... and you've got Boulevard Cafe.

As for the food, well, while I appreciated the fresh ingredients, some of their food was just cooked too heavy-handedly.

Eggs "Vincent" - Poached eggs over creamed spinach and artichoke hearts with hollandaise sauce. The hollandaise was just way too heavy on the creme and the accompanying hash browns were too dry.

Corned Beef Hash - As seen in the picture, overgrilled.

Swedish Pancakes - Served with lingonberry butter. Decent, light pancakes. Far from memorable but certainly acceptable.

All in all, I don't think I'd return or recommend the place, but it certainly was a different experience from the more youthful, yuppy experience (or Asian) experiences I had in the San Francisco area.

Boulevard Cafe
2 Poncetta Dr Daly City, CA 94015 (map)
(650) 755-3400
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