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Leland Tea Company offers custom-blended tea tins that guests can create themselves in store. First, choose a tea base. Add another tea or an herbal blend, then pick a canister size. Those three steps are all it takes. A loose leaf tea bar invites customers to explore and smell fragrant varieties, whether they want to craft their own blend or purchase one of the shop's pre-blended favorites for afternoon cups or particularly decadent baths. The signature Tiffany's mix features black tea leaves from Sri Lanka and China, while offerings such as Blue Eyes unite flowers with sweet fruit. Still other teas promote wellness; Argentinean Yerba mate, for instance, is renowned for its invigorating effects and healthful amino acids.

Should patrons wish to linger, they can relax over a steaming cup and a selection of handmade truffles, scones, and sandwiches in the tea room. The room also hosts regular special events such as chocolate tastings and sets from live musicians.

1223 Donnelly Avenue
Burlingame,
CA
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As Charles Kusuma was coming up in the restaurant and hotel industry, his mother?who had long hoped to own her own cafe?kept him grounded with a simple piece of advice: always treat your guest as your friend. When she passed away, Charles decided to pursue her dream in her honor. He rescued a local cafe from closing, and reopened it on his mother's birthday in 2010 as Never Too Latte, complete with a business mantra that would make her proud: "Enter as strangers, leave as friends."

From the red-velvet mochas to the boxes of macarons baked by Charles's wife, Sheila, most things at Never Too Latte have a personal touch. You can even stay well into lunch and dinnertime, as the menu features chicken-apple sausages, kettle chips, and sandwiches.

486 San Mateo Avenue
San Bruno,
CA
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At most drinking establishments, the interaction with the customer begins and ends at ordering, save for a question about adding a vague amount of milk or sugar. Not at Raging Boba—here, the drink makers ask guests to taste their bubble tea before being served and offer suggestions. This allows the shop to tweak each serving to a visitor's particular taste for sweetness, flavor, and straw thickness. This care extends to Raging Boba's snow ice, a Taiwanese fruit concoction topped with jellies and boba pearls.

719 Camino Plaza
San Bruno,
CA
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Making a good sandwich, like removing a child’s head from between stair balusters, requires delicate handling and a lot of mayonnaise. Marvel at skilled condiment usage with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of sandwiches and bagels at Izzi's To-Go East-Coast Bagels & Smokehouse in Redwood City.

528 Woodside Road
Redwood City,
CA
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Five Things to Know About Sausalito Cafe

Sausalito Cafe serves up a mix of American classics and Middle Eastern specialties. Read on to learn more about this popular breakfast and lunch spot.

  • The Qura family (pronounced "koora") runs things. They emigrated from Ramallah, Palestine, in 1989, bringing with them Mediterranean culinary traditions that are vital to the café.
  • There are three Sausalito Cafe locations. That includes the first Sausalito on 1st and Mission, which opened in 2006.
  • Some menu items are a fusion of American and Mediterranean cuisines. The gyro breakfast burrito, for instance, is stuffed with grilled lamb and beef, tzatziki sauce, eggs, black beans, and cheese.
  • You can place an order for pickup online. However, this option is only available at the 100 First Street location.
  • If you can't make it, check out Celebrity Cafe. It's stationed in San Mateo and is actually the Qura family's first venture, opened in 2001.

100 1st St
San Francisco,
CA
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If you ask Juicey Lucy?s founder, Miss Lucy, what 1 million ounces of juice can do, she?ll tell you it makes for radiant health, clear skin, and improved digestion in those looking to add vitality to their diet. For 20 years, she?s been changing the lifestyles and lives of San Franciscans for the better with 100% organic, fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices.

Miss Lucy now focuses on infusing bodies with fresh juice that is always organic, seasonal, sustainable, and locally sourced from farmers' markets and farms within a 200-mile radius. Instead of relying on standardized recipes with the same ingredients, Juicey Lucy's shops by the bounty of the season year-round. The goal is to provide a top quality product that is beneficial for customers. Juices may be purchased by themselves or as part of a cleanse program and can be found at various farmers' markets, special events, or in one of Lucy?s delivery fleets.

2425 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco,
CA
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