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Malaysian- and Singapore-style café tamps robust espresso drinks, sinks sweet pearls into iced boba teas, and a number of Asian snacks
Rockit Swirl’s self-serve fro-yo emporium doles out creamy yogurt in a variety of flavors, fully customized with edible embellishments from the toppings bar. The lineup of cool treats includes nonfat Oreo, mango gelato, and low-fat Ghirardelli chocolate, and the sprawling toppings bar features a medley of fresh fruit, nuts, and candies with which to decorate fro-yo cups or compose blueberry mosaics.
Chefs Jose and Hilario, who both hail from Mexico, treat adventurous palettes to south-of-the-border cuisine at all hours of the day inside Olivia's Brunch & Fine Dining. They grill, sizzle, and sear in an open-air kitchen, from which aromas of signature mole poblano and pork ribs topped with tomatillo fill the eatery. Servers whisk steaming brunch platters and comfort food with Mexican twists to tables draped in white cloths; sweet breakfast treats and California-inspired omelets, fluffier than award show banter, fill out the Sunday morning menu.
Drewes Brothers Meats has charmed carnivores for more than a century with elite meats, premium poultry, and fresh fish. Cleaving all-natural, free-range products, Drewes Brothers promises quality cuts, patties, protein tubes, and more. Meatitarians will mull over noshable nominees such as whole free-range chickens ($3.99/lb.), New York steaks ($16.99/lb.), ground beef from grass-fed cattle ($6.49/lb.), and legs of lamb ($6.99/lb.), and fish-favorers may lure king salmon ($18.99/lb.) into mouthy reservoirs. While nimbly wrapping Niman Ranch, Angus Meyer, and Natural Hill lamb, pork, and beef or Rosie Organic chicken for safe travel, the scholars of succulence will expound on protein particulars and evidence of a 15th planet made entirely of rib eye. If aspiring diners are unable to find their ideal ingestible, Drewes Brothers will shine a meat beacon to the sky, summoning elusive elk flank or wookie bacon with just one day's notice.
Noeteca‘s owners spent their lives looking forward to running their own restaurant, so it’s no surprise that the French-inspired tapas spot feels comfortable in its own skin from early morning meals until late into the night. During the day, Noeteca seems like a cafe, where patrons sip on international coffees from local roasters brewed by the cup or for personal-sized French presses. At brunch menu, familiar dishes share space with ambitious French-inspired offerings—the croque monsieur becomes a croque Napoleon with slices of bread pudding layered with black forest ham and emmantaler. When the weather is nice, guests can wander out to a patio colored by a flower and herb garden to learn the sun’s secret handshake.
As evening falls, candlelight fills the dining room and guests switch their focus to wine. The award-winning list includes more than 30 varieties, each available by the glass or half-glass. For dinner, patrons can build their own cheese plates or share a tarte flambèe, Alsatian flatbreads the San Francisco Bay Guardian said have “a lovely thin, blistered crust that was a bit softer and more luxurious than a typical pizza crust”.
Melody Lounge's meals start with fresh ingredients and daily-baked bread. The menu at the Mission Street café stretches like a bungee cord attached to a falling anvil—from American breakfasts and European coffee to Mediterranean standbys such as the chef's specialties, curry melody, tri-cheeses sandwich, and melody french toast.
The demand for Ginger Springs Day Spa's holistically minded services has sparked a recent expansion resulting in a couple’s massage room and private relaxation area. Wielding botanical-laden European skincare products from Pevonia Botanica and Jan Marini, aestheticians pamper countenances with vitamin-rich ingredients and supplement most sessions with extras such as aromatherapy, a heated neck cozy, or herbal tea. Japanese wall hangings, simple white candles and vases, and live bamboo plants reflect an Asian influence that resurfaces in shiatsu, Eastern acupressure treatments, and the staff's off-hours assembly of a Great Wall of massage tables.
Named in honor of the women in owner Paulo Acosta Cabezas’s life, Mamá Art Cafe creates a local hub for the output of creative energy and the intake of savory snacks. Mamá's baristas brew a lineup of specialty fair-trade organic coffees, with beans culled from Berkeley Coffee and Tea and served up hot and fresh from an array of roasts, flavors, and magic-beanstalk origins. The intimate café setting boasts an interior adorned with local and international artwork—with past art exhibitions showcasing Marta Ayala's paintings and Charles Anselmo's photographs—and the cafe regularly entertains with creative performances, such as dinner tango routines and live jazz music.
Mamá Art Cafe's tireless effort to give back to the community earned the eatery a shout-out from then-Mayor Gavin Newsom with a 2010 Latino Heritage Award for Achievement in Business, as well as honors at the 2011 Annual Hispanic Business Salute.
One of the nicest things about Jump Start Coffee & Whole Foods is the way that the smallish shop interacts with its earlybird customers. Locals freshly roused from their homes in the hills, commuters greeting the newness of the day on their walk to the 24th Street BART station; all are welcome inside for a simple sunrise pick-me-up. A notch above the standard first-thing-in-the-morning café – and more full-service than corner stores that sell liquor, cigarettes and sad produce -- Noe Valley's Jump Start is a simple neighborhood classic. It's a deli that caters to the local work-from-home crowd and a coffee shop where ordering an extra shot of espresso won't get you the evil eye from the purist barista. Any day that starts with a bagel and a schmear from this happy-go-lucky spot is going to be just fine.
Where the Mission meets Bernal Heights, on an interesting corner with lots of odd eye candy, look for the sunny Café Seventy8. It’s a proper laptop farm of a café, where techies gather over great paninis and Noe Valley stroller moms sip mochas at the parklet immediately out front. Look for underemployed twentysomethings hanging out by the giant windows, rounding out the almost archetypal San Francisco coffee house experience. Takeaway treats run the length of the marble counter, and an eclectic selection of juices, sodas and hot drinks are on offer as well. Café Seventy8’s baristas keep the door propped open all the time, too – the better to welcome anyone who needs a break, particularly from the nearby Laundromat, which means you never quite know who is going to wander in.
The infamous porchetta sandwiches at Avedano’s Meats are perfectly grand, but where this Holly Park market truly excels is artisanal whole-animal butchery. That is to say: they prepare the meats with only a handsaw, cleaver and boning knife, which helps explain why such a fairly new business – it wasn't that long ago that Avedano's was merely a meat wagon in Hayes Valley – has instantly become a mainstay for serious home chefs. The 20-plus-lb. Meat Boxes are a carnivore's dream, but this women-owned Bernal Heights butcher shop stocks all manner of produce and dry goods for the larder, too. Clean, approachable and bursting with obscure sausages and local kombuchas, it's a foodie paradise that even gets people living in studio apartments thinking about the viability of a home smoker. Plus, there’s always that porchetta sandwich.
Considering the generally upscale nature of nearly every San Francisco refrigerator and pantry, it’s no wonder that once-humble corner stores have ratcheted up the luxury goods they offer.
At the overstuffed, Berkeley-esque 26th and Guerrero Market, the quality is as obvious as the address. Located in a quiet residential nook of Noe Valley, this place is a haven for organics and green cleaning supplies, as well as vegan and vegetarian foodstuff alternatives, plus fresh produce to rival Whole Foods or Bi-Rite. As the very opposite of those cigarette-and-energy-drink places that exist to extort locals who are too time-crunched to drive to Costco, it not only exudes warmth but possesses that singular amenity: a knowledgeable staff. If any corner store in the city could become a destination for home chefs, 26th and Guerrero Market would be it.
Who's in the Kitchen: Founder and Pastry Chef Mutsumi Takehara
While You're Munching: Create a masterpiece on the chalkboard wall, which contrasts against the all-white brick interior. Sandbox was originally founded as a kid-oriented space, and while its focus has shifted slightly, the bakery remains a place where children—and imaginative adults—can have fun.
Accolades: The croissant landed at number 41 on SF Weekly’s list of the city’s 92 best dishes in 2011. Jonathan Kauffman praised the flakiness of the “crisp curls,” as well as the “gossamer pastry” that protects its center’s “swirl of air and dough.”
Kashi pan a Japanese treat that bundles a topping—traditionally bean paste—inside bread or cake.
Raising the art of butchery and curing to new heights, Beast and the Hare is a haute-carnivore's fantasy come to life. Chef-owners Dylan Denicke and Ian Marks harbor a serious meat fetish, but their Mission restaurant is anything but a slave to the caveman trend; no Neanderthal ever ate food that was this beautifully plated. On this quiet block of Guerrero Street, dark blue walls keep the atmosphere simple, considering the real action is on the charcuterie tray. Beast and the Hare's dedication to craft has won it accolades from the loftiest quarters, and their whole-animal parties, wherein sustainably raised beef, lamb, pig and more are ceremonially roasted for special occasions, celebrate the vital pleasures of being alive in the world, while helping to ensure its future success.
Through the steaming coffee cup painted on the outside window of Charlie's Deli Cafe, visitors can see the little storefront humming with activity. Throughout the day, writers hunch over laptops as local musicians bring down the house from a small performance area. Past all the bustle, the café staff prepares specialty sandwiches such as black-bean burgers, tuna melts, and New Yorkers, which layer hot pastrami, mustard, and pickles between two Broadway _Playbill_s. Charlie's also brews coffee, tops lattes with foam twirled into dogs and other novelty shapes, and blends fruit and yogurt into smoothies.
Crab season is a mercurial thing in San Francisco, but Fresh Meat Market apparently retains a crustacean-whisperer or some kind of pipeline to the murky sea floor, because those in the know understand that this is always a place for Dungeness crab. This beloved butcher and seafood shop with its bright tiles, wall of seasonings and oils, stacks of rice and always-bursting deli case is a Mission mainstay, even when the handwritten “live crab” sign has to hibernate. Year-round, Fresh Meat Market caters to customers of all backgrounds and also stocks sausages, whole fish and other delicacies for the Mission’s most avant-garde chefs.