Divisadero Restaurant Updates: Zaytoon, Sightglass, Boba Guys, More

Last week, we updated readers on the status of Namu Stonepot, the spinoff of the Mission's Namu Gaji that's been in the works since 2015, and is now set to open in March.

In the comments, several readers asked for updates on some of the other forthcoming Divisadero eateries that have been in the works for some time. Here's the latest on each of them.

Zaytoon (605 Divisadero St.)

The long-blighted space next to Bean Bag at 605 Divisadero has been under construction since the summer of 2014, when we first caught wind that the team behind Valencia Street Mediterranean restaurant Zaytoon were planning to open a second location there. 

We followed the restaurant's progress for a while, confirming in mid-2015 that it would be renamed "Juliette" and serve similar fare to the original, along with beer and wine. But Zaytoon didn't respond to follow-up inquiries last year. 

This week, we were able to get in touch with proprietor Chris Totah, who confirmed the restaurant will open in the first week of March, with a menu very similar to the Mission location's. The name "Juliette" has been scrapped, and the new location will now also be called Zaytoon.

Totah didn't want to get into the details of the delay, but said it had to do with a long list of complications with multiple partners in the business. He's now running the location with just his brother, Paul.

"I'm looking forward to getting the place open," Totah said. "Divisadero is one of my favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco. The people here are great, and I'm looking forward to making them good food."

Totah said Zaytoon will offer beer, wine and soju cocktails, and will be open from 11am-11pm.

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Sightglass Coffee (301 Divisadero St.)

The former KJ Produce space at Page and Divisadero has been vacant since October 2012. In December 2014, SoMa-based Sightglass Coffee announced that it would be opening a location at the address, but ever since, it's been very tight-lipped on its plans.

This week, spokesperson Justin Morrison confirmed to us that Sightglass intends to move in in the spring, but declined to offer any further information.

Green Bean to Bar (621 Divisadero St.)

The former Health Haven space is still set to become Japanese chocolatier Green Bean to Bar. We reached out to the owners for comment, but they declined to provide any further details.

Che Fico and Boba Guys (838 Divisadero St.)

The former auto body shop at 838 Divisadero is set to house upscale Italian restaurant Che Fico (announced in September 2015) on the top floor, and a Boba Guys location on the ground floor (announced in September 2016). But neither Che Fico chef David Nayfeld nor the staff at Boba Guys responded to our request for an update.

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