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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
In the days before baguettes were popularized as day-old jousting batons, the dignified breadform was utilized as a sandwich vessel. To preserve the antiquity of the baguette, the friendly bakers at Cocola fetch them straight from the oven on a daily basis and build graspable sandwiches of the highest quality, such as the albacore tuna nicoise (with a lemon vinaigrette, $9.90) and the hearty grilled eggplant (with fresh veggies, mozzarella, and an olive oil and balsamic blend, $9.90). A sandwich is an intelligent way to get the hunger ball rolling down the hill until it crashes into an array of sweet menu treats. Indulge in tri-colored mousse cups ($4.60) and whipped and stacked hazelnut cakes ($4.60), or nourish your petite palate with pear tarts ($2.80) or bite-sized tiramisu ($3.10).
As he reported to Sheridan Road Magazine , Charles Ifergan took the first steps to establishing his hair styling empire at the age of 13, when he talked his way into a job at the chic Paris salon where his older brother worked. Just a decade later, he settled down in the Chicago area to establish the first of four salon locations and try to convince the Hancock Building to do something about its two glaring cowlicks. His continually educated stylists keep their deft fingers on the pulse of fashion trends, which they transform into edgy hairstyles for women and men. In addition to drenching hair in deep hydration with Moroccan Oil and texturing coifs with Redken products, aestheticians venture to other corners of the body with a concise menu of spa services.
We are small cafe located in Park Merced San Francisco.
We cater to the fine community of Park Merced as well as the many students at SF State that we offer a discount to.
We exclusively serve Blue Bottle coffee and espresso as well as various homemade pastries and free wi-fi.
• For $20, you get $40 worth of cafe fare and drinks. • For $650, you get a private party for up to 35 people (a $1,300 value).
There are a lot of good Mexican joints in San Francisco–but not many that have inspired a hip-hop album. Electric-pop and hip-hop duo The Cataracs loves Gordo Taqueria so much that they named an album after it. They’re not alone in their adoration, as Gordo Taqueria has expanded to six locations in the East Bay area. After ordering at the counter, guests watch staff move at a methodical pace as they stuff chicken into burritos and scoop flavorful carnitas into taco shells. The dining area at the Berkley location stars a vibrant mural and stools with woven seats crafted from leather and fossilized tortillas.
Sunrise Deli pleases palates with award-winning Middle Eastern cuisine, concocting falafels lauded by SF Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle. For more than a quarter century, chefs have grilled kebabs, stuffed pita envelopes with love letters, and loaded dishes with hummus, fresh yogurt, and olives. Sunrise Deli acquires its meat from local ranches and picks its vegetables from local farms to ensure fresh, earth-friendly sustenance. Every day, round loaves of sesame bread pop out of the oven alongside piping-hot armenian pizzas and spinach pies. Sunrise Deli also caters platters laden with baba ghanouj and meat kebabs to family gatherings or teddy-bear picnics.
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.
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.
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.
While You’re Waiting: Get your taste buds tingling with anticipation by checking out the glass display cases stocked full with paninis, baked goods, and other treats.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Play pinball and shop for shirts at Free Gold Watch (1767 Waller Street).
After: Buy a painting at Creativity Explored (3245 16th Street), which helps artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell their works.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Trade paninis for the classic reuben sandwiches at Blue Front Cafe (1430 Haight Street).
The giant genie outside the Blue Front grants customers a wealth of largely Mediterranean menu items, including the falafel burrito, a super-powered combination of garbanzo, hummus, lentils, and rice, sidekicked with avocado and tahini sauce in a lavash bread fortress ($7.99). The kebob plate is flanked with rice, hummus, and a tomato-feta cucumber salad in addition to falafel and pita bread ($10.99), while other eats include basic sandwiches such as the fresh-baked turkey sandwich with melted havarti ($7.75) and pastrami ($7.75). A number of breakfast options are on hand to de-grumble your fuel tank, such as the three egg Greek omelet, made with organic eggs ($8.99), bagels (with toppings, $1.75+), and the hangover breakfast wrap, a reviving punch of sausage, mushroom, and jalapenos scrambled with eggs and melted cheese in lavash bread with potatoes ($8.75). Freshly brewed organic coffee ($1.60–$2) and freshly squeezed orange juice ($2.25) perk up tongue buds, and beer on tap ($3.50) quenches brew-thirsty palates.
Where to Sit: Head to the window seats, where you can look out onto 9th Avenue through the hole of french cruller.
When to Go: Whenever the urge for a donut strikes; Donut World stays open 24 hours a day.
Inside Tip: Bring cash—Donut World doesn’t accept credit cards.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Pick up a few used novels from The Great Overland Book Company (345 Judah Street).
After: Buy rice paper for creating Chinese Calligraphy at Oriental Art Gallery (1340 9th Avenue).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Eat a couple of donuts at Uncle Benny’s (2049 Irving Street).
The Story: Loving Hut serves up wholesome, plant-based vegan food at more than 200 locations in 26 countries across the globe. The catch? Each location serves a unique menu, allowing chefs to create dishes that showcase local produce and tastes.
When to Go: Each Loving Hut
location offers a reasonably priced lunch special throughout the week.
Pho: Vietnamese soup consisting of broth and rice noodles, often topped with meat or another protein and served with garnishes such as basil, sprouts, lime, and jalapeños.
Tofu: pressed soybean curds often used as a substitute for meat. Because of its mildness, tofu easily absorbs flavors from marinades and other ingredients.
Consistently considered one of America’s best cycling shops, this Cole Valley/Upper Haight mainstay is perfectly suited for getting a set of wheels tuned up to cruise around Golden Gate Park, which is (thankfully) just downhill. A neighborhood presence since racer Oscar Juner opened it in 1941, American Cyclery stocks the full spectrum of bikes, from Bianchi road racers to fixed-gear street rides, all spiffed up and shiny beneath black-and-white pictures of the founder’s glory days. Unpretentious and ever-helpful, American Cyclery might smell a bit like spent grease but its efforts to install a public parklet out front and a plaza in the vacant lot next door reveal its commitment to a safe, clean city. Complete with lots of bicycles, of course.
While You’re Waiting
Crema: The brownish foam that sits atop a good cup of espresso
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Work up an appetite by hiking the Vulcan Staircase (1 Vulcan Stairway), which winds its way past some of the city’s hidden gardens and Victorian homes.
After: Commemorate your visit to Spike’s by hunting down a coffee-scented candle at ZGO (600 Castro Street)