Caffe Bianco: Tiny Portion for Tiny Price
39 Sutter Street
(between Montgomery St & Sansome St)
San Francisco, CA 94104
I’ve greedily eyed this place as frequent morning stops at the end of the 2, 3, and 4 bus lines have me staring at this glass-windowed cafe facing Sutter Street.
But grubgirl is always grubgirl, no matter what time of the day. Around this area I have not yet found a grub-worthy breakfast joint. That is, huge portions, cheap prices, good food. These folks listed a healthy burrito (3 egg whites, cheese, salsa, lavash bread) for $3.50.
I decided to give it a shot. It’s not Elena’s in the Rincon Center, which provides delicious, fresh Mediterranean food and breakfast wraps but…I can’t be that picky.
It took about 10 minutes to prepare (points for fresh cooking). And you know what the size of this wrapped up lavash reminded me of? A slightly longer, but similarly-circumferenced piece of toilet paper roll cardboard. 🙁 What a buzzkill for me and my stomach. Now, I am going to rationalize this by thinking a larger percentage of the price is going towards paying the employees a little better, and for paying the place’s rent. But I’m a notoriously slow eater, and I gobbled this thing down before the 2.5 ensuing blocks I had to walk to my destination.
Of course, it tasted just right, was hot and fresh and all that. Bu it’s tiny.