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BALBOA CAFÉ

www.balboacafe.com

3199 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 921-3944


The brunch-time Bloody Marys are the best. So are the burgers on baguettes.
 
 

BIERGARTEN

www.biergartensf.com

424 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-9289


Located in the trendy Hayes Valley neighborhood, this raucous outdoor spot serves up enormous pretzels, bratwurst and other traditional German foods that can't be beat.
 
 

BI-RITE CREAMERY & BAKESHOP

www.biritecreamery.com

3692 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 626-5600


We love the family-owned feel of Bi-Rite Creamery. We love their coffee toffee ice cream even more.
 

BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE

www.bluebottlecoffee.net

66 Mint Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 495-3394


The New Orleans-style iced coffee and chicory is the best we’ve ever tasted.
 

BOB’S DONUT & PASTRY SHOP

1621 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 776-3141


With fresh batches made every 30 minutes, these are the tastiest doughnuts in town.
 

BOULETTES LARDER

www.bouletteslarder.com

1 Ferry Building Marketplace
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 399-1155


A great place to get breakfast or lunch on the go, right by the scenic ferry terminal.
 

CHEZ PANISSE

www.chezpanisse.com

1517 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 548-5525


Just across the Bay Bridge in Berkeley, Alice Waters’ culinary mecca is famous for its use of organic ingredients.
 

 

FISH

www.331fish.com

350 Harbor Drive
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-3474


Order the crab roll, a West Coast take on the East Coast lobster roll.
 

MIETTE CAKES

www.miette.com

Ferry Building Marketplace

Shop 10
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 837-0300


The eight-inch Scharffen Berger chocolate cake is the perfect dessert for a dinner party.
 

PUERTO ALEGRE

546 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 255-8201


Great, authentic Mexican food. Also on hand: a mariachi band.
 

ROSE’S CAFÉ

www.rosescafesf.com

2298 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 775-2200


Perfect little restaurant for a quiet weeknight dinner.
 

SWENSEN’S ICE CREAM

www.swensens.com

1999 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-6818


It looks like it's straight from 1974, and—fittingly—it serves all old-fashioned flavors.
 

THE SLANTED DOOR

www.slanteddoor.com

1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 861-8032


A Vietnamese restaurant with great views of the Bay and an even better pre-fixe menu for lunch.