What to Eat at the New Citizen Cake, Opening Really Soon

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Photo: Courtesy Elizabeth Falkner

It's been big news the past few months that Elizabeth Falkner decided to shutter her Civic Center/Hayes Valley flagship restaurant and move it up to Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights. Citizen Cake's remodel and move-in at the former Vivande Porta Via space is coming along, but as Elizabeth tells us today, as per uje with these things, it's not all happening as fast as planned. "I don't think we will have a 3/15 opening, but hopefully it will happen a week or so after." She also tells us that in addition to the full lunch and dinner menus below, the new café will be serving a selection of new cakes and confections, as well as beer floats (!), sodas made with gum syrups, and ice cream made to order using liquid nitrogen.

Citizen Cake's popular brunch, as we noted earlier, already shifted over to Orson as of last weekend.

Citizen Cake Fillmore - Lunch Menu

Arepas with gravalax, ancho crema, cucumber and pepitas 6

Escargots with green garlic, yuzu and miso butter 8

Cheese, nuts and fruit 12

Fra Mani dry chorizo 5

Clam chowder 10

Butter lettuce salad, dates, red onion, pecans, blue cheese, maple vinaigrette 9

Shaved fennel, celery, citrus salad with black beldi olives and ricotta 10

Radish and arugula salad with shaved mushrooms, roasted lemon vinaigrette and Parmesan 9

Roasted carrot salad with avocado, walnuts, agretti and cumin vinaigrette 9

Beet salad with mache, grilled beef heart and horseradish crème fraiche 11

Spinach lardon salad with roasted Yukon gold potatoes, slow poached egg and mustard vinaigrette 12

Elizabeth’s Chinese chicken salad with citrus vinaigrette, peanut emulsion and crispy wonton 14

Mussels with chorizo, white wine and scallion served with grilled bread 14

Classic tuna salad sandwich 9

Josh’s pastrami and swiss 10

Curry roasted eggplant with chutney, cilantro and raita 9

Cobb chicken sandwich, egg salad, roasted chicken, bacon, avocado, blue cheese mayo,romaine12


Pizza

Parmesan, chili flake and olive oil 10

Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil 11

Fennel salami, tomato sauce, chevre, artichoke hearts, pine nuts 12

Proscuitto, pesto, mozzarella, walnuts, arugula 15


Citizen Cake Fillmore - Dinner Menu

Arepas with gravalax, ancho crema, cucumber and pepitas 6

Escargots with garlic, yuzu and miso butter 8

Cheese, nuts and fruit 12

Fra Mani dry chorizo 5

Clam chowder 10

Butter lettuce salad, dates, red onion, pecans, blue cheese, maple vinaigrette 9

Shaved fennel, celery, citrus salad with black beldi olives and ricotta (orange blossom vinaigrette) 10

Radish and arugula salad with shaved mushrooms, roasted lemon vinaigrette and Parmesan 10

Roasted carrot salad with avocado, walnuts, agretti and cumin vinaigrette 9

Beet salad with mache, grilled beef heart and horseradish crème fraiche 11

Pork spareribs with soy-black sugar glaze and chili spiced bok choy 17

Fettuccini Carbonara with shaved egg and bacon 16

Ricotta gnudi, pan fried with caponata 15

Cioppino, crab, clams, mussels, pimenton, saffron aioli and grilled bread 24

Chicken marsala with crisp sweetbreads, mushrooms, hazelnuts and foie cream 23

Steak Frites with sautéed spinach and onion agrodolce 26

Citizen Cake Fillmore - 2125 Fillmore Street - Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, beginning on or around March 22nd.