Today, I stumbled upon happiness at Mélange Market in the Mission.
Wow! Is there such a thing as love at first sight with a café? Seriously.
I had to scrape myself up off the floor, after falling so instantly
Mélange is quietly perched on the corner of 17th and Shotwell in the ODC building in one of the hippest (and grittiest) neighborhoods in San Francisco. Talk about being smacked with unexpected and overwhelming amounts
of country, artsy, antiquey adorableness in one little creative gem of a café!
Though unassuming from the sidewalk, once inside you’ll discover a casual, colorful, inspiring, and eclectic mix of antique café and picnic seating,
imaginative string art with egg beaters,
handwritten chalkboard and glass windowpane signs,
an impressive pastry case, De La Paz coffee,
and no shortage of country-inspired floral arrangements and
tiny, sweet details everywhere.
The staff, who raved about owners Matt Semmelhack of AQ and
former AQ pastry chef Maya Erickson, are also the artists who contribute to
adorning the space with their creativity.
Mélange Market is by far my favorite new spot to stop in for a
Parisian pastry and a little latté love.
P.S. Jessie pointed out that Mélange Market and I have the same initials, so I guess it’s Melanie and Mélange (MM + MM) 4ever. ;)
– Enjoy! Melanie