SOMA café The Creamery
(685 Fourth St. at Townsend) is nearing a launch date for its adjacent taqueria, The Iron Cactus (683 Fourth St.), which has been rumored since March
. A restaurant spokesman cited Wednesday, October 14, as the target opening date. Today, workers moved through the soaring, concrete-walled space, a former dairy. The building's original wooden barrel ceiling (with huge skylight) will remain exposed; the original walk-in door will open up to create access to The Creamery (the café space originally served as a dairy refrigeration vault). There'll be a dining patio behind The Iron Cactus, bordered with Brazilian ipe wood fencing, while the building's façade incorporates wooden doors (with heavy iron hardware) reclaimed, reportedly, from a hacienda in Argentina.
The kitchen team includes veterans of Taqueria Pancho Villa, and the menu offers standard taqueria fare -- tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and salads, plus daily specials. Expect a wine and beer license (The Creamery itself should begin selling wine and beer as early as next week). More photos after the jump.