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A lovely little neighborhood bistro, Chez Maman serves up a nice selection of French favorites like French Onion Soup, Croque Madame, Les Moules Frites, Savoyarde and much more. The menu focuses on home-style comfort cooking, while the ambiance is warm and cozy paying homage to it's rustic French roots. Step in for a nice meal, accompanied of course by the perfect glass of French wine for a convivial and social experience. A nice place for a relaxed dinner out with friends or a casual date. It can get quite busy, especially on the weekends so booking a table is a good idea.
Casual, bright and cheerful, Papito West is a nice little Mexican eatery serving a selection of delicious Mexican fare, open for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is not you're usual fast-food spot, rather it takes pride on the freshness and quality of its ingredients and even features a raw bar where you can enjoy fresh cevice, crudo and oysters. With a great selection of mouth-watering gourmet burritos, try out combinations like the duck confit burrito, papa con chorizo prepared with homemade Mexican chorizo and vegetariano with crispy tofu and wild mushrooms. The interesting wall mural adds a unique touch of character to the space. The restaurant is a popular lunch spot, with office goers crowding it for their mid-day dose of Mexican fare.
Lively, bright and quick; Proposition Chicken as the name suggests, features a nice, but limited selection of customizable chicken dishes. You can have your dish either fried or roasted as either a sandwich, salad or a main dish depending on how hungry you are and what you're in the mood for. Great for a quick lunch time meal or mid-day snack, you can also choose from their selection of beers and wine. Vegetarians can try their Tofu option, served the same way.
Chantal Guillon serves up a delectable selection of macarons that are crisp, light and delicate with just the right amount of chew. This charming little bakery offers a selection of creative and unique macaron flavors like jasmine green tea, earl grey, lavender & blackcurrant and persian rose, alongside classics like coffee and dark chocolate. Each macaron is made by hand and prepared using only natural ingredients. These delicious little baked gems can be purchased individually or in boxes of six, twelve and twenty-four that are perfect for gifting. Beautifully crafted and elegantly presented made-to-order macaron towers are also available for events and parties.
An elegant Parisian bistro meets a casual San Franciscan eatery at this Hayes Valley establishment. Located on Gogh Street, Monsieur Benjamin is a handsome affair with contemporary dark-wood furniture and butcher-paper-topped tables illuminated by suspended light bulbs. Once you're done taking in the simplistic glory that the bistro glows with, order up a pommes gaufrette, then proceed to something like the duck confit or go for the Mediterranean seabass, if you're a fan of seafood. You should pair these gorgeously plated preparations with something from their well-considered wine list. And, finish the meal with one of their divine desserts, perhaps the Palmier ice cream or gateau marjolaine - you'd be soon coming back for more!
Mercury Cafe is a bright and cheerful place that offers diners a place to sit and relax with one of their individually brewed cups of coffee. The cafe prides itself for sourcing most of it's ingredients from local producers. Their coffee is purchased from the city's own De La Paz micro roaster which supplies fresh, roasted coffee on a weekly basis. The cafe also offers a selection of house-made soups, made-to-order sandwiches, and baked treats that are prepared in small batches. Organic ingredients are used wherever possible, and every cup is served with a genuine smile. A selection of whole beans, blends and single-origin coffees are available for purchase in case you would like to enjoy the cafe's delicious coffee in the comfort of your home.