White peach bellini – Universal Cafe

White peach bellini - Universal Cafe

I had to look this up, but a bellini is traditionally made with white peaches (pureed and strained) and sparkling wine (prosecco because of its Italian origin). This is different from mimosas that use citrus (usually orange juice) and champagne (because of its French origin) with or without Grand Marnier to accentuate the citrus flavors. Geez, I love the internet! 🙂 $9
Universal Cafe, San Francisco CA

Pink bougainvillea flowers (Nyctaginaceae)
Pink bougainvillea flowers (Nyctaginaceae) and lion statue, Church Street.

Fried egg sandwich – Universal Cafe

Fried egg sandwich - Universal Cafe
House-made sourdough English muffin, house-made porchetta, spicy tomato confit, yellow cheddar, mixed greens salad. $14.50
Universal Cafe, San Francisco CA

When the side salad is the best part of your meal, there’s something wrong. The housemade English muffin was dense, doughy and undercooked, the tomato confit was on the sour side, and the porchetta was too fatty and extremely difficult to chew.

Sugar salt and pepper - Universal Cafe
Sugar, salt and pepper.

Random house vent, Noe Street
Random house vent, Noe Street. I really liked the color combination of this house.

Poached eggs and charcoal-grilled king salmon hash – Universal Cafe

Poached eggs king salmon hash - Universal Cafe
With leeks, onions, fennel, creme fraiche, salsa verde. $16
Universal Cafe, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was good. Very delcious and comforting food. I kinda wish the salmon was in bigger chunks but I understand that it was a hash. It was also very pretty with the salsa verde on the poached eggs.

Scouring rush (Equisetum hyemale, Equisetaceae)
Planter of scouring rush, rough horsetail or snake grass (Equisetum hyemale, Equisetaceae) in front of the restaurant.