In an unexpected and delightful twist, a beloved San Francisco restaurant is reopening instead of closing.
The diner, on 9th and Irving in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, will reopen after closing in 2020.
Art’s Cafe is opening Friday after closing its doors in July 2020, photos of signage at the restaurant reveal. A tweet from Tablehopper shows a sign outside the restaurant with the hours 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. listed. The photos, credited to @clairespratt, show new menus displayed in the window that still have a mix of American and Korean dishes, including the restaurant’s famous hash brown melt. A screenshot from the tweet says that Art’s is reportedly reopening with new owners who plan on continuing with a similar menu as before.
The diner on 9th and Irving in the Inner Sunset neighborhood had previously closed when the original owners Sarah and Hae Ryong Youn decided to retire from the restaurant business after 30 years. After the July 2020 closure, customers expressed their disappointment about losing the restaurant.
One Yelp reviewer said, “Hey Art’s family, if you’re reading this, please know how much you are missed. You have friends and fans around the world! From SF to Portland to New Zealand, to name a few. The inner Sunset will forever have a hole in its heart.”
Art’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment by SFGATE.