…is not your average coffee shop. HRD Coffee Shop is this wonderful, tiny place in the SOMA district of San Francisco that serves delicious food. The menu consists of items with a Korean-Chinese-American fusion such as kimchee burritos (with bits of kiwi!), firecracker shrimp po boy sandwiches, bibimbaps, and hamburgers. Plus so much more.
This is the fried oyster kimchee po boy sandwich…
The portions are crazy, the fries are delicious, and I must be rolled home after each meal.
HRD was featured on the Food Network a while ago so the line is really insane if you go anytime between 11:30 and 1. However, I’ve found that if I get there around 1:15, there’s barely any line at all! Aw, yeahhh.
The owners? THEY ARE THE SWEETEST. As busy as they are, they take time to greet you with a smile and make sure that you are as satisfied as possible with the food and service, a quality that is becoming extremely rare these days.
This dish is called the Japanese Loco Moco. A hamburger patty and 2 sunny side up eggs are served over a bed of kimchee fried rice, and then a ladle of Japanese curry is poured over the top of everything. Um, did I just say that correctly? I think I did :) This dish is a must!
If you’re ever in SF this would be a great place to try out. Come hungry.