My Boozy Pleasure at Cassava
By: Crystal Sykes
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I've found my Mecca and to my surprise, it's in the Outer Richmond.
While creeping around on the internet, I discovered Cassava, a tiny cafe on Balboa Street between 36th and 37th avenues. While the entire menu looks incredible, reading the words "Bourbon Vanilla Honey Mocha" had me paying a visit at 8 a.m. the next morning. What can I say? I'm a sucker for booze-infused treats.
The second I walked in, I was immediately greeted by Yuka Ioroi and Kristoffer Talia, the recently married couple/owners. The place is tiny, with enough seating for about a dozen people, and on the verge of being unbearably cute. I won't say too much about it but I will note that there were terrariums and a Star Wars children's book. Like I said, it's my Mecca.
Back to the mocha, Yuka was kind enough to bring the drink to my table since she saw me fumbling with my camera. Now, I'm no food critic but this. was. the. shit. Chocolate goodness mixed with coffee from Ritual topped off with the punch of bourbon. Just amazing.
I also ordered a croissant sandwich with egg, ham and white cheddar. It was practically inhaled within seconds. I left Cassava feeling like The Grinch after his heart grew three sizes. Faith in humanity restored. If you don't usually chill in the Outer Richmond, definitely plan a morning around this cute little cafe. Perhaps for their weekend Japanese breakfast?
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