Hong Kong-style cafe opens in Ingleside

Photo: K K./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 07, 2018.

A new Hong Kong-style eatery has opened across the street from City College of San Francisco. Called Orchids Cafe, the new addition is located at 1031 Ocean Ave. (between Harold and Lee avenues) in Ingleside.

Diners can expect complimentary hot tea to accompany dishes like the salted egg and prawn fried rice, oxtail in red wine sauce and baked seafood over fried rice. Note: there is a $25 minimum for credit card purchases.

Orchids Cafe has earned an enthusiastic response thus far, with a five-star rating out of 19 reviews on Yelp.

"I've been craving baked rice dishes since my trip to Hong Kong and Cafe Orchids really hit the spot," said Natalie L. "Usually places have too much rice and not enough cream, but this place got it just right. It was so good I ordered another two to go to bring back to my parents! Their soup dumplings are so juicy with a satisfying pop without burning my mouth with molten lava."

"Simple menu. Delicious food. Reasonably priced. Nice interior. Friendly staff," Yelper Shirlene K. summarized of the new spot on April 17.

"I had the baked pork chop with spaghetti," she said. "It was delicious and unlike at other restaurants, there's actually enough sauce to cover the spaghetti all the way through." 

Orchids Cafe is open from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. daily.

Jan 22, 2021
San Francisco Twin Peaks

SFMTA proposes reopening most of Twin Peaks to vehicle access

SFMTA staff are recommending reopening more than half of Twin Peaks to cars, despite broad public embracement of the park for non-vehicle recreation. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Chinatown

$1.9 Million Chinatown relief measure passes Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a relief measure that would pay ailing Chinatown restaurants nearly $2 million to serve up meals for their neighbors in need. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

The Tenderloin used to have a bar where a woman was convalescing in a bed behind a curtain in back

An autobiographical essay titled "The Hard Crowd" by novelist Rachel Kushner, published in last week's New Yorker, offers some vivid snapshots of several long-gone Tenderloin bars, including one with a convalescing person in a bed in back. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Milk Club holds MLK Day tribute at Castro's 'Hibernia Beach' honoring community leaders

Yesterday the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club (Milk Club) held a Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute at Castro's Bank of America (501 Castro St.), commonly referred to as 'Hibernia Beach,' honoring the civil rights icon and the passing of recent community members. Read More