i need a vacation. badly! i can usually tell it’s time for a holiday when i’m immediately drawn to all things beachy on pinterest. i’ve been dreaming of heading back to tulum and realized i’ve been pinning all these images that have that sophisticated beach vibe — and for some reason lately, anytime i see ‘fringe’ — i think beach. i think it must have something to do with those palm frond beach umbrellas lined up along the shoreline in tulum. it was about a year ago that i was there, and i think it may be time to look into trip part two! in the meantime, let’s create our own beach pad, shall we? bring on the fringe and everything else that gets my brain back to the beach.
a little bit of cuba and miami just landed in san francisco’s mission neighborhood. introducing media noche, a lovely new fast-casual dining spot offering counter-service cuban food, including warm cubanos, hearty rice and bean bowls, ensaladas and snacks like plaintain chips and ceviche.
brought to you by madelyn markoe and jessie barker (both hailing from tres, as well as other popular city spots like tacolicious, nopa and boxing room), media noche packs in plenty of tasty bites and so much style. the space was designed by hannah collins and includes mural art by local street artist fnnch.
from floor to ceiling, there are gorgeous details throughout. be sure to visit the loo—even if you don’t have to. it’s literally bananas in there.
and save room for a moon bar at the end. these are filled with either guava cheesecake or cafe con leche ice cream. they are super delicious.
media noche is open wednesday through moday from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM. they are closed on tuesdays.
• all photography by leslie santarina.