Hinterhof on York Boulevard is set to offer 12 German beers on tap as well as vegan omelets, buckwheat pancakes, waffles, schnitzel, vegan cheese, potato pancakes, bratwurst, currywurst, wienerschnitzel. Vegan sausages will be made on site.
The concept is the brainchild of first-time restaurant owners Eric Funk and Matthias Brandt, a native German. After spotting the space while riding his bike, Brandt and business partners took over the Taco Treat space and eventually demolished it, keeping only the George Jetson-ish green arrow from the original Taco Treat sign, which was repurposed for the signature Hinterhof sign.
“We are naming the space Hinterhof, after the inner courtyards of residential pre-war apartment buildings in Berlin,” Brandt told The Eastsider last year. “These spaces are where Berliners casually meet with their neighbors in the evenings and on weekends to eat, drink and catch up.”
While Brandt has a retail shop in San Francisco, Hinterhof will be his first foray into the restaurant world. “I have been building a great team, however, and have been working on the menu for some time with a very talented German chef, herself vegetarian, who co-owned a successful German restaurant in Santa Barbara with her family.’
Initial plans for the restaurant called for a 2,100-square-foot space with 87 indoors seats and 36 outdoor seats.
Hinterhof is at 4939 York Blvd. in Highland Park.
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