This establishment has closed. This page remains for historical records.
25Forty Bistro and Bakehouse
- 2540 Congress Street, San Diego, CA 92110 | Directions
Nobody expected that these guys would last. An East Village–type bistro in Old Town? For starters, it’s not on San Diego Avenue, or in the Plaza, but on less-traveled Congress Street. The house is old (1917), and everything around it has that Old Town atmosphere: pink walls, red tile, cactus, yellow stucco, old wagon wheels, purple bougainvillea drooping in the drowsy heat. 25Forty, on the other hand, is all black and white, with a glass barrier protecting gray marble tables, and glinty metal chairs with black woven plastic backs sitting on a big hillside terrace. It looks way upscale. But it turns out that Mark Pellicia, the chef-owner, wants this to be a true bistro, a “small and unpretentious restaurant.” And just look at the menu: breakfasts, all $7. Lunch salads or sandwiches, $8. Snacks, like pissaladière (like a mini-pizza), all $3. Prices at night are pretty much the same, though entrées can be a bit higher. Pasta runs $13, meat dishes, $16.
|Sunday||10 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Monday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
- "Sudden closure of 25Forty Bistro and Bakehouse" · June 27, 2013
- "Happy Hour: Silver linings of a down economy" · April 3, 2013
- "25Forty on Thursdays" · Jan. 25, 2013
- What the Chef Eats: Basil Pesto · April 27, 2011
- Tin Fork: "25Forty Bistro and Bakery Is an Island of Modernity" · Sept. 22, 2010