Wooden Spoon is the new and sunny Castro neighborhood destination within the Swedish American Hall building, offering up eggs benedict, sandwiches, and salads, along with brunch and midday cocktails.

This fresh restaurant located at 2172 Market St. comes from the brothers behind Woodhouse Fish Co. and West of Pecos, Dylan and Rowan MacNiven, and partner/chef August Shuchman. The trio also leads operations at downstairs Cafe du Nord, and because of the combined buildings, they’re thankfully able to share a liquor license with Wooden Spoon.


Photos via Patricia Chang

The bright space was the former home of Spanish restaurant Aatxe, but after a quick remodel, Wooden Spoon is now the new occupant, operating as an ideal daytime gathering place. Cocktails are available at all hours, including Bloody Marys, spritzes, mimosas, along with non-alcoholic options like Sightglass coffee. Exquisite dishes include Swedish pancakes (in shout out to the building owner, Swedish American Hall) with huckleberries, plus open-faced sandwiches with topped gravlax and Creme Fraiche.

Wooden Spoon is currently open on select days, but in a few weeks, it will stay open seven days a week.

Wooden Spoon
2172 Market St., San Francisco
Wednesday-Sunday from 8am-3pm