Cat Cora SF

Hello T2 [Terminal 2 of SFO for those not familiar] and your superior dining options! Since Ryan and I were early for our flight to Seattle earlier in the month, we decided to stop in at Cat Cora San Francisco because of 1) its proximity to our gate and 2) the menu.

Cat Cora SF - Menu

Do you see what I see? Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese!

Cat Cora SF

I didn’t get a chance to take photos of the space because I was so focused on the food, so the one above was borrowed from epiro. There were fewer people, fancy cloth napkins, an oyster bar, and a tarmac view.

When the Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese arrived, I was very happy to find that there were chunks of lobster throughout the dish. There’s no skimping at Cat Cora SF!

Cat Cora SF - Lobster Mac 'n Cheese Staring at the Lobster Mac 'n Cheese

Rich, creamy, and delectable. They used cavatappi, which is a corkscrew-shaped macaroni.

We also ordered the Slider Trio with Sweet Potato Fries – wagyu beef, lamb burger, spicy pork. The lamb and spicy pork [pictured left and middle] were outstanding with just enough flavor to entice you in for another bite. The wagyu beef, however, was nothing special.

Cat Cora SF - Slider Trio

Finally, airport dining options that don’t make me cringe! Cat Cora gives me a reason to take a few extra hours off work to get to the airport WAY too early for my flight. The next time I’m in T2, I’ll also have to check out Napa Farms Market, which boasts a 5,000 square foot space dedicated to local foods.

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  • Suburban Sweetheart

    This is from an airport?! Man, my hometown airport just has an Arby’s.

    • The big airports are getting fancier! My go-to meal in the past was McDonald’s because at least the Chicken McNuggets and fries were always made fresh and piping hot.

  • Wrong post to read when my stomach is already rumbling. I didn’t know she had her own restaurant there. Big bummer since I used to fly into there all the time when my sis lived in CA. Officially on the hunt for lobster mac n cheese.

    • It just opened earlier this year with the terminal’s renovations. If you ever fly Virgin into SFO, you’ll get a chance to try it. :)

  • We went to Cat Cora when we went to Chicago in May, and sadly all the sliders were the wagyu that evening :(. The cocktails were pretty good, but expensive as they were airport booze. 

    It is nice to have different options, for sure!

    • Yeah, booze was more than what I wanted to spend, so I just didn’t drink. If they were HALF the price, I would have considered, but these drinks were more than the individual dishes. I saw a menu with Surf Sliders with crab cakes, shrimp, and fried oyster! That’s the one I hope I make it back for the next time. :P

  • you look so happy with that bite. :)

    • P.S. I went to a decent Korean Fusion restaurant in that airport!

    • I also look cross-eyed from staring at the lobster. :P

  • Wow, that looks amazing. What a nice meal before a flight!

  • That’s amazing. Our airport, while small and friendly and super easy to get through, is limited in the food department, for sure. It’s nice to see an airport stepping it up.

  • OMG! Want! All of it! I miss mac n’ cheese so much. And cavatappi noodles really are the best way to go. Yum.