Scandinavian in The Castro

Brunch is served with a side of hygge (cozy happiness) at Kantine. Take your pick of five to seven seasonal Scandinavian-inspired dishes – velvety bay-shrimp-egg salad, lemony pickled herring – or hearty smørrebrød (open-faced sandwich) on nutty, toothsome, just-baked sprouted rye. Chef-owner Nichole Achettola turns local, sustainable, organic ingredients into decadent, curative, clean fare that honors Castro's Scandinavian heritage and Kantine's location in an ex-laundromat (love the laundry-bagged lights).