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Concept Closeup: Pronto Café & Bakery

Breakfast, lunch or dinner — and a dance — that's the new concept from the owners of the popular Bar Bambino café and wine bar in San Francisco.

Bar-BambinoSlated to open in August, sister restaurant Pronto Café & Bakery will form part of the newly renovated $9 million ODC theatre, a renowned Bay Area arts and cultural institution for dance performances. Pronto plans to capitalize on various dayparts and retail opportunities, offering breakfast during pre-theatre hours for regular foot traffic, as well as lunch and light dinner for matinee and evening shows. The café alongside the theatre offers seating for 40, including 20 seats inside and heated outdoor seating for 25–30. The restaurant also features a grab-and-go program with boxed lunches as well as coffee and espresso drinks to go via a take-out window. In addition, a mobile kiosk will be able to be moved around the theatre for intermission and pre-show refreshments.