Aquitaine: French chef Laurent Manrique's wine bar is inspired by his home region in southwestern France, and will heavily feature wines from that area. In addition to the vin, there is a food menu that includes duck confit and oysters with bordelaise sausage salad. 175 Sutter, 402-5290. AquitaineSF.com.
Coffee Cultures: Adjacent to the lobby of 225 Bush, this new coffee bar and frozen yogurt vendor is exclusively making coffee with Counter Culture beans from North Carolina, as well as serving Bay Chai, Five Mountains tea, and Straus fro yo. 225 Bush, 788-7011. Coffee-Cultures.com.
The Crème Brûlée Shop: The Crème Brûlée Cart now has a second brick-and-mortar cousin at 24th and Mission. Expect to find a menu of crème-filled foil ramekins with flavors including s'mores, Nutella with strawberries, toasted coconut, and classic vanilla. 3338 24th St. TheCremeBruleeCart.com.
Kasa Indian Eatery: Lower Polk has been graced with the second location of the Castro Indian restaurant, and brings kati rolls, thali plates, and plenty of pink, orange, and purple décor to the neighborhood. A late-night window is forthcoming. 1356 Polk, 931-3991. kasaindian.com
Roka Akor: The third U.S. location of London-based Roka Akor has found a home in Jackson Square. The robata grill will also offer plenty of sushi options, with fish flown in from Japan. Roka Bar downstairs serves cocktails focusing on Japanese flavors. 801 Montgomery, 362-8887. RokaAkor.com.
Tierra Mia Coffee: This L.A. based, Latin-centric coffee bar now has a location open on the corner of Mission and Valencia. For now the beans are roasted in L.A. and shipped same day to the shop. Menu items include Mexican chocolate mochas and horchata lattes, and they are working on bringing pastries to the shop. 3188 Mission, TierraMiaCoffee.com.
Virgil's Sea Room: Taking up residence next to El Rio, this new bar is naming cocktails after local heroes including the Brown Sisters, Sugar Pie Desanto, and Frank Chu. A back patio is still being renovated, and there's a jukebox on premises. 3152 Mission, 829-2233. VirgilsSF.com.
The Willows: Brother and sister team Tim and Liz Ryan have taken a fun approach to their new spot, a spinoff of The Sycamore. Full bar, a beer den with 12 rare selections on tap, American classics for snacking, plus pinball, pool, and video games. 1582 Folsom, 529-2039.