Cori Pastificio’s Upas and 30th location was once home to the recently retired Café Cardamon owned by Joanne Sherif. Good news for her, Uptown News and the Eater report she has been hired by Matteo Cattaneo to be the inaugural general manager and head baker of Matteo, a non-profit café launched by Cattaneo at 30th and Juniper. Matteo’s will open shortly after the first of the year to serve as a bakery and café. Locals will recall the site once housed Rebecca’s coffee house.
In 1954, the Ramona Theatre was a second-run movie house that sold double and triple feature movie tickets 2 adults 50 cents and kids were free. In 2020, it will morph into a stylish pancake house called Flap Your Jacks (pictured above). This do-it-yourself eatery has table top grills, plenty of imagination and tasty syrups. Recently, it came to life when the sign was installed where the theatre marquee once was. Breakfast should be served after New Years, if not sooner. And, did we say stylish? Yes, indeed.
With Flap Your Jacks added to the pancake mix, University Avenue from Breakfast Republic to North Park Breakfast Company is our hood's Zona Huevos, including delicious crack of dawn places like the Mission, Two Ducks, Swami's and Belgian Waffles & Beer. If you can't find a breakfast in North Park then you've must have slept in.