Herb & Eatery
San Diego, CA 92101
From celebrity chef Brian Malarkey, Herb & Eatery is a casual Little Italy cafe and market that sprung up adjacent to its mother restaurant Herb & Wood -- success begets success, after all. The bright and airy white-walled space functions equally as a store and eatery: beer, wine, and fresh flowers are for sale alongside the coffee counter, and salads are served at the nearby deli section. It's a touch more elegant than your average lunch stop though, with poke or charcuterie as salad toppers, and seductive sandwiches featuring combinations like fried chicken with kimchee. When you can hunker down at one of the wooden tabletops with a Bloody Mary or mimosa, suddenly a sandwich stop becomes so much more than a sandwich stop: it becomes a place to pass an afternoon.