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Has the KK Cafe really never been mentioned here?

vulber Oct 21, 2009 11:57 PM

Was surprised that a search turned up no results. Yes, it's an awful name, and easy to pass by (It's on 252 Divisadero at Haight, right near King Foot Subs); with an extremely uninviting store front.

However, they have one of the best burgers I've had. I've always felt the key to a good burger is what you mix in with the meat; and it tastes like they mix in cumin (it's owned by a Chinese couple, which would make sense given the use of cumin in authentic Chinese dishes) with the meat, among other things, and it's just a delicious, old-fashioned burger. You can get a cheeseburger and fries for $5.95, too. The fries are good, although perhaps frozen. The meat is likely not organic, or houseground, but it certainly is delicious.

Super-friendly owners, and they also sell peanut milk here, which is one of their own creations and definitely a unique experience.

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  1. wolfe RE: vulber Oct 22, 2009 07:22 AM

    Never say never where Melanie is concerned. Admittedly the search is harder because of a regular poster of the same name but perseverance is rewarded.

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      Cynsa RE: wolfe Oct 22, 2009 07:31 AM


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        wolfe RE: Cynsa Oct 22, 2009 07:59 AM

        "Regardless a small coffeeshop owner on Divisidero is apparantly the only man in the world that can milk peanuts....im impressed."
        Actually it's quite easy if you have a short enough stool.

    2. rworange RE: vulber Oct 22, 2009 09:47 PM


      KK Cafe
      252 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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        vulber RE: rworange Oct 22, 2009 10:24 PM


        it was the space between the Ks that resulted in me not being able to find it

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          grayelf RE: vulber Oct 23, 2009 10:57 AM

          Very cool vulber -- would never have found the old posts. Added to my Hayes Valley/Alamo Square stroll... peanut milk, mmm!

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        lihsiawang RE: vulber Oct 27, 2009 04:18 PM

        For a humble hamburger, try the Vault in Berkeley (MLK or Adeline, one block N of Alcatraz. Really good--juicy and tasty if you don't get it well-done.

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