A recent office relocation has meant a lot more lunch hours for me in San Francisco’s mid-market district. With Twitter and Yammer’s somewhat recent move to the neighborhood, new restaurants have been popping up to keep up with new traffic.
I had been wanting to check out Machine Coffee and Deli since the Big Eat 2013 list had been released to try the ‘Crankshaft’ tuna melt. Of course I geeked out and did a little research before heading over. Machine Coffee and Deli is a small shopfront (blink and you’ll miss it!) by the people behind neighboring Show Dogs and Foreign Cinema. They serve Four Barrel coffee, breakfast goods and are known for their sandwiches.
It was a sunny Friday afternoon and I was craving some time in the sun. I ordered my Crankshaft tuna melt and the server said he would bring it over to me if I wanted to sit outside at Show Dogs. The sandwich was pretty heavy for lunch and I would definitely share it with someone if I go again. Not only was it a mayonaise based tuna salad, but there was cheese melted on both sides of the roll to tie it together. I liked the freshness of the arugula and the pickled bite of capers. If you are hungry and love tuna melts, go for it. A bit steep at $10 for the neighborhood but worth a try.
Machine Coffee and Deli
1024 Market St @ 6th St
San Francisco, CA
Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm