Here's another cafe to where Mijo and I enjoy going. Mission Pie, as their name suggests, sells savory and sweet pies. I've tried a lot of their pies but one that stands out for me is their banana creme pie.
We also enjoy going to their cafe because of their good coffee and welcoming cafe scene. It truly is a neighborhood gathering place.
The earliest dated picture I have of Mission Pie is January 2011 so this is probably when Mijo and I started coming to Mission Pie. We've been enjoying their Banana Cream pies and their Taylor Maid Farm coffees since then. We usually go to Mission Pie when our dinner happens to be in a restaurant around the Misison District.
Their Banana Cream pie is what I call a well balanced sweet pie. Just the right amount of pie crust, flavor of banana, cream with hints of vanilla. It goes perfectly well with coffee and perfect to reset your palate after a savory dinner.
There were times when Mijo and I would go to Mission Pie after our modest dinner at home. They're open until 10pm even on Sundays so we would also go pick up a couple of slices even late on Sundays.
I also enjoy the neighborhood feel of this cafe. The crowd is also pretty eclectic just like the Mission District itself.
Another thing I like about this cafe is its accessibility from BART. It is only a block away from the 24th St. BART station.
The cafe is also well lit with floor to ceiling glass windows. The tables and chairs are conducive to catching up with friends, studying, or people watching.
The last time I was at the cafe which was a couple of weeks ago, they're still a cash-only establishment.
Although not a written rule, I noticed that people only grab an empty table only after they've ordered. On the long table, I also noticed that sharing the table with other people is golden.
Here, I was enjoying one of their sweet galletes and coffee while seating by their front window one sunny winter afternoon.
Mission Pie is located on 25th and Mission Sts.