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Nestled in the bustling Financial District neighborhood, Mazarine Coffee is named after an iconic Paris library. Expect heavenly Ritual & Klatch coffee, while you get to devour some piquant tidbits at this quaint cafe found on Market Street. The decor is interestingly done, with trendy accents adorning its walls. Fine wines and chilled beers lure drinkers throughout the day, even as farm-to-knife salads and homemade subs offer great company, as the sun goes down the horizon.
Sightglass is an independently owned coffee company that has come to be known for its quality, roasted coffee. Quality of this level can only be achieved through an active involvement in the sourcing and processing of the beans; a feature that is sometimes lost in larger companies. The Sightglass cafe at SoMa is set within an open, bright and spacious industrial building, that encompasses the company's headquarters, roaster and flagship coffee bar, where delicious brews are hand-crafted daily. With the aroma of freshly brewed premium roasts, friendly service and a pleasant ambiance, Sightglass is a haven for all who appreciate coffee that is crafted with passion and care. The cafe also stocks a selection of coffee from all around the world that is available for purchase.
A venture by Trish Rothgeb and Nick Cho, Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters a Pacific Heights fix for green coffee choices. A speck of white on Union Street, the little cafe offers a great range of teas and coffees that are acquired in sustainable and ethical ways. The coffeehouse serves aromatic, refreshing and totally awesome brews that will have you coming back for more. To nosh along with these amazing cuppas, they have a small selection of accompaniments such as cookies, muffins, scones and such as well. The prices are comparable to the quality offered and the service is good too, definitely worth a stop by.
As you step through the unassuming and virtually unadorned pale yellow door through to b.patisserie, you may be unprepared for the artistry about to meet your eyes. It's no exaggeration, each delectable dessert is perfectly crafted, beautifully prepared and displayed to perfection. Row upon row of delicate pastries and hearty breads greet you as you step in. While virtually everything is worth a try, the true stand outs are the specialties like Kouign Amann, a buttery Breton cake and the 10 hour Apple Tart. Stop by to treat yourself to something really special.
Breakfast is undeniably the most important meal of the day, and no one does it better than Sweet Maple. With a menu composed of fluffy scrambled eggs and omelets, steaks, pizzas, sandwiches and more, breakfast at this restaurant is sure to leave you feeling happy and content all day long. Their lunch menu is just as impressive, with salads, panini, burgers and cheesesteaks that are sure to satisfy your appetite and comfort your soul. No matter what you choose to eat, be sure to try some of their Millionaire's Bacon, and you will surely not be disappointed. A favorite amongst locals, Sweet Maple is the perfect place to grab a hearty meal before a long day, or enjoy a leisurely brunch with family and friends.
This little cafe in the heart of the Tenderloin has a host of delicious breakfast options offered at reasonable prices. Favorites include the variety in omelets, eggs, sausages, hash browns and other vegetarian options. Wonderfully presented fresh fruit is also served with almost everything and the service is friendly. There are also sandwiches and other lunch options. Come early if you want to avoid the wait.
Pat's Café serves delicious American cuisine in a charming setting by Bay Taylor Cable Car turnaround, between North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf. Munch on mouthwatering omelets layered with meat, cheese and vegetables, crepes, pancakes with eggs and bacon, fresh waffles, bagels and granola for breakfast. Lunch is an elaborate affair with soup, sandwiches, stuffed quesadillas and a choice of grilled, roasted or baked vegetables. Mouthwatering desserts make for hearty dinner fare even as you gorge on creamy mashed potatoes with meat pasta, burgers and fries. Fine wine, beer, lattes, teas and fruit juices make for a perfect complement to the delectable fare. A must-visit!
On November 10, 1952, United States of America was exposed to the enigmatic aroma of the Irish Coffee by the Buena Vista Cafe, San Francisco. Located in Ghirardelli Square and overlooking the beautiful Fisherman's Wharf, this charming cafe, till date is said to have served over 30,000,000 cups of this Irish staple. In 2008, the cafe also bagged a spot in the Guinness Worlds Records for the Worlds Largest Irish Coffee. With an incredible history as such, this iconic cafe warrants a visit when in the city.
Mama's on Washington Square has long queues that will keep you waiting on the sidewalk for half an hour. But once you are inside and seated, be prepared for a great breakfast that puts the wait in perspective. Mama's has been around for almost 50 years and it has aged gracefully to say the least. On the menu you will find many different omelets and French toasts made from different types of bread. Make sure you try their home-made jams. Mama's also serves lunch, also in generous quantities. Try the Monte Cristo which has turkey, ham, cheddar cheese in bread dipped in egg white and grilled.
Envisioned over a span of many years and brought to life in 2010, Plow is now an integral part of the Potrero Hill neighborhood. The incredibly popular brunch venue manages to create a homespun atmosphere in its small and cozy location. You may have to wait a bit for a table, but the fresh, hearty food is definitely worth the wait. With dishes such as lemon ricotta pancakes, summer squash soup, Dungeness crab scramble and their famous fried chicken sandwich, there are plenty options for everyone, including a special menu for kids. With both outdoor and counter seating as well as large windows that let in plenty of sunlight, Plow ensures that diners feel at home--just be sure to come early to snag a seat.
The lines for brunch wind around the street corner at Home Plate. Regular patrons at this sunny spot rave about the fresh homemade scones. In addition, the restaurant serves a wide variety of gourmet brunch items, including eggs topped with smoked salmon, frittatas, short stacks and granola mixed with fresh fruit. The service is quick and the staff is friendly. rReservations are advised for brunch on the weekends.
This tiny diner in Civic Center serves up Chef-Owner Brenda Buenviaje's idea of soul food, which is a combination of French cooking styles and Creole soul. The wait gets very long, so come at opening time to be seated right away. For brunch, try the much-loved stuffed beignets (sweet, with chocolate or apples, or savory, with crawfish, scallions, and cheddar), the Grillades & Grits, the French Toast, or one of many egg dishes. Lunch options include tempting salads and sandwiches, all at an affordable price. Wash it all down with a refreshing glass of Brenda's special Sweet Watermelon Tea.