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Build the Perfect Sandwich at Lou’s Cafe

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I almost don’t want to write about Lou’s Cafe because the more people who know about it, the more people will check it out and inevitably come back again and again — that’s how good the sandwiches are.  But then I thought about the fact that Lou’s is in the Richmond and that even if I sing its praises, it’s not super likely anyone other than those who live/work in close proximity will go out of their way to hit it up.

Of course, that’s a huge mistake because Lou’s is one of those cafes that has a real neighborhood-y vibe, an almost annoyingly nice staff and really good food.  I’m a sucker for sandwiches, but I’m also kind of a douche when it comes to ordering them (“No onions or tomatoes.  Add pepperoncinis and pickles.  Only mustard on the bread”).  That’s why I love the build-your-own option at delis, which Lou happens to offer.  For under $6, I get a big sandwich with incredibly fresh ingredients exactly the way I want it without feeling like a penis wrinkle, complete with some magical house jalapeno spread.  The week (okay, two days) I swore off bread of any kind, I tried the Greek salad, which was also fresh and tasty.

Do be aware if you get a craving for jalapeno spread that Lou’s closes at 4pm on Saturdays and is closed completely on Sundays.  Cafe owners have lives too, you know.

Lou’s Cafe 5017 Geary Blvd. (btwn 14th & 15th Ave.) [Central Richmond]

Photo courtesy of Yelper Timothy B.

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