With its cute scooter logo, and a hip navy-and-red paint job, it's a far cry from the dirtier bánh mi slingers we've grown to know and love, like Saigon Sandwich in the Tenderloin. Heck even the name is smartly spelled so non-Vietnamese speakers will pronounce the sandwich the right way.
According to Bun Mee staff, they're serving up "traditional and modern takes on street food and bánh mi-inspired sandwiches".
The Sloppy Bun, which 7x7 called one of the best dishes of 2011:
It's a twist on the classic: "Stuffed with red curry ground pork and a fried egg, plus the usual toppings including Thai basil and jalapeños."
In the mood for something sweet? check out Fraiche, one block south. They serve up organic frozen yogurt with a wide range of toppings and Blue Bottle coffee.
"The pork belly sandwich with egg is pretty amazing.
Also, try the homemade strawberry lychee drink. It is awesome."
"I ordered the Vietnamese style coffee, which was terrific."
Go the sandwich route with classic (steak with lime-pepper aioli, pickled veggies, and jalapenos) and not-so-classic (the Sloppy Bun with curry ground pork, shaved onion, and Thai basil) Vietnamese variations.
Opened by Denise Tran, a former lawyer with no personal experience in the restaurant world, Bun Mee is a tribute to the classic sandwich Tran grew up eating, even after moving to Louisiana from Vietnam in the '70s as a 13-year-old refugee.