Cafes in San Francisco, CA


Gaslamp Cafe: $12 for $20 Worth of Happy-Hour Specials or Sunday Brunch with Drinks for Two at Gaslamp Cafe

$12 for $20 Worth of Happy-Hour Specials or Sunday Brunch with Drinks for Two at Gaslamp Cafe

Gaslamp Cafe

SoMa

Chicken wings, shrimp tacos, Anchor Brewing Co. beer, and global wines at happy hour; veggie scrambles, burgers, and bloody marys at brunch

$20 $12

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Kate's Kitchen: American Dinner for Two or Four at Kate's Kitchen (Up to 46% Off)

American Dinner for Two or Four at Kate's Kitchen (Up to 46% Off)

Kate's Kitchen

Central North San Francisco

Popular brunch spot expands into dinner with updated comfort-food classics, such as Niman Ranch meatloaf and fried chicken

$45 $25

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All Star Cafe: Two or Four Groupons for Comfort Cuisine and Drinks, Valued at $10 Each at All Star Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

Two or Four Groupons for Comfort Cuisine and Drinks, Valued at $10 Each at All Star Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

All Star Cafe

SoMa

Dine from a menu of breakfast and lunch items such as donuts, veggie omelettes, fried chicken, and bacon cheeseburgers

$10 $6

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Three Bees Coffee House: Coffee Beans and Café Drinks at Three Bees Coffee House (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Coffee Beans and Café Drinks at Three Bees Coffee House (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Three Bees Coffee House

San Mateo

San Mateo hots pot serves up hot and cold café favorites alongside Torrefazione Italia whole-bean coffee for at-home caffeine fixes

$20 $12

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Coffee Marvel: Pack of 72 "Cake Boss" Single-Serve Coffee Cups from Coffee Marvel (54% Off). Two Options Available.

Pack of 72 "Cake Boss" Single-Serve Coffee Cups from Coffee Marvel (54% Off). Two Options Available.

Coffee Marvel

 

Single-serve coffee cups developed in partnership with “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro include flavors like Dulce De Leche and Chocolate Cannoli

$85 $39

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Marin Coffee Roasters: 25% Off Your Purchase of $100 or More In Gift Cards at Marin Coffee Roasters

25% Off Your Purchase of $100 or More In Gift Cards at Marin Coffee Roasters

Marin Coffee Roasters

San Anselmo

For $2, receive 25% Off Your Purchase of $100 or More In Gift Cards

$25 $2

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Sal's Deli: $17 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Comfort Food at Sal's Deli ($28 Total Value)

$17 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Comfort Food at Sal's Deli ($28 Total Value)

Sal's Deli

Clinton

Menu includes macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, fresh donuts, chili fries, hot pastrami sandwiches, hot dogs, and chile verde burritos

$7 $4.25

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Grand Lake Coffee House: Up to 25% Off Coffee & Tea — Grand Lake Coffee House; Valid Every Day 2 PM - 5 PM

Up to 25% Off Coffee & Tea — Grand Lake Coffee House; Valid Every Day 2 PM - 5 PM

Grand Lake Coffee House

Oakland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$8 $6

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Jus by Julie: Six-Pack, 12-Pack, or 18-Pack of Probiotic Cold Brew Coffee from Jus by Julie (31% Off)

Six-Pack, 12-Pack, or 18-Pack of Probiotic Cold Brew Coffee from Jus by Julie (31% Off)

Jus by Julie

 

Vegan, probiotic, cold-brew coffee helps to regulate digestive systems with added nutrients and vitamins

$48 $33

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Moschetti: $5 Buys You a Coupon for a Free Pound of Coffee with a Purchase of Five or More Pounds of Coffee at Moschetti

$5 Buys You a Coupon for a Free Pound of Coffee with a Purchase of Five or More Pounds of Coffee at Moschetti

Moschetti

Vallejo

For $5, receive a coupon for a free pound of coffee with the purchase of five or more pounds of coffee.

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Granola's Coffee House: $3 for $5 Worth of Coffee — Granola's coffee house

$3 for $5 Worth of Coffee — Granola's coffee house

Granola's Coffee House

Half Moon Bay

Hot coffee, fresh granola, and homemade baked goods. Tea available as well!

$5 $3

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Cafe Bellini: European Cuisine at Café Bellini (50% Off). Two Options Available.

European Cuisine at Café Bellini (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cafe Bellini

San Francisco

Lavazza coffee, made-from-scratch pastries, and European dishes such as veggie crepes, croque madame sandwiches, and mushroom ravioli

$50 $25

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Peoples Cafe:  Breakfast or Lunch for Two or Four at PEOPLES Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Breakfast or Lunch for Two or Four at PEOPLES Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Peoples Cafe

The Haight

Fluffy pancakes, classic egg dishes, hearty burgers, and even ramen round out an eclectic menu

$20 $12

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Melody : Mediterranean Brunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Melody  (Up to 50% Off)

Mediterranean Brunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Melody (Up to 50% Off)

Melody

Bernal Heights

Enjoy Mediterranean classics such as falafel wraps and lamb musakaa, or classic brunch dishes

$30 $15

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Cafe Bastille: $49 for a Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Cafe Bastille ($70 Value)

$49 for a Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Cafe Bastille ($70 Value)

Cafe Bastille

Downtown

Three-course dinner for two includes soup or salad, a French special, and a dessert

$70 $49

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Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro: Italian Dinner at Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Italian Dinner at Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro

Downtown

Enjoy a selection of Italian dishes full of fresh ingredients, such as penne gorgonzola, pork tenderloin scallopini, and calzones

$40 $24

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Baladie Gourmet Cafe: $12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Toward Mediterranean Food at Baladie Gourmet Cafe ($21 Value)

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Toward Mediterranean Food at Baladie Gourmet Cafe ($21 Value)

Baladie Gourmet Cafe

Chinatown

Mediterranean cuisine such as shawarma and gyros; featured on Check, Please!

$7 $4

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Mosley’s Cafe: $16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Cafe Fare and Drinks at Mosley’s Cafe ($28 Value)

$16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Cafe Fare and Drinks at Mosley’s Cafe ($28 Value)

Mosley’s Cafe

Alameda

Waterside cafe with great views serves up sustainable coffee, crepes, and sandwiches made with local ingredients to pedestrians and boaters

$7 $4

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My HomeStyle Cafe: $12 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Fried Chicken, and Sandwiches at My HomeStyle Cafe

$12 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Fried Chicken, and Sandwiches at My HomeStyle Cafe

My HomeStyle Cafe

Vallejo

Cooks fry southern-style chicken and cod, toast buns for burgers, and nestle all-beef hot dogs on buns before dishing up peach cobbler

$20 $12

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Lilly's New Orleans Cafe: Cajun Cuisine at Lilly's New Orleans Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

Cajun Cuisine at Lilly's New Orleans Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

Lilly's New Orleans Cafe

Southwest Annex

A chef with 20 years of culinary experience channels his late grandmother’s cooking at this old-fashioned Cajun eatery

$20 $12

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Raphael's Shutter Cafe: Diner Fare for Two or Four People at Raphael's Shutter Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Diner Fare for Two or Four People at Raphael's Shutter Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Raphael's Shutter Cafe

El Cerrito

All-day breakfast, burgers, and sandwiches at venerable cafe with weekend jazz and gallery artwork

$20 $12

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475 Cafe: American and Mediterranean Breakfast for Two or More at 475 Cafe (40% Off)

American and Mediterranean Breakfast for Two or More at 475 Cafe (40% Off)

475 Cafe

Downtown

American comfort foods and Mediterranean eats like omelets, hummus, and breakfast sandwiches

$20 $12

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Johnny Rockets: American Fare for Two or Four at Johnny Rockets (Up to 38% Off)

American Fare for Two or Four at Johnny Rockets (Up to 38% Off)

Johnny Rockets

Fisherman's Wharf

Chefs in ’50s diner getups create American staples such as burgers and melts for dine-in or take-out service

$20 $13

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The Flame: Two or Five Groupons, Each Good for $12 Towards Asian Hot Pot Dinner at The Flame (Up to 42% Off)

Two or Five Groupons, Each Good for $12 Towards Asian Hot Pot Dinner at The Flame (Up to 42% Off)

The Flame

Central Richmond

Hot soup speciality restaurant, now celebrating its one-year anniversary, serves up customized pot dinners with 10 soup bases to choose from

$12 $7

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Hanami Brasserie: Dine-In Sushi and Japanese Food for Two or Four at Hanami Brasserie (Up to 52% Off)

Dine-In Sushi and Japanese Food for Two or Four at Hanami Brasserie (Up to 52% Off)

Hanami Brasserie

Inner Sunset

Hand-rolled sushi made from ocean-fresh seafood anchor menu of Japanese cuisine that includes a number of traditional styles of Ramen

$30 $15

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Papa John's: $12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Papa John's

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Papa John's

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

$20 $12

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Sakesan Sushi & Bistro: $15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner for Two at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner for Two at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Bistro

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

$30 $15

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El Gran Taco Loco: $12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at El Gran Taco Loco

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at El Gran Taco Loco

El Gran Taco Loco

Mission

Veggie burritos, shrimp fajitas, and other Mexican favorites paired with imported beers at a go-to late-night spot

$20 $12

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Goood Frikin Chicken: Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 50% Off)

Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 50% Off)

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

$30 $15

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Blue Fin Sushi: $25 for $40 Worth of Japanese Food at Blue Fin Sushi

$25 for $40 Worth of Japanese Food at Blue Fin Sushi

Blue Fin Sushi

Central Richmond

Try creative fusion rolls like the Hawaiian with macadamia nuts or the Mexicano topped with avocado sauce; hot entrees include foie gras

$40 $25

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Arabian Nights Restaurant: Mediterranean Cuisine at Arabian Nights Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mediterranean Cuisine at Arabian Nights Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

Romantic restaurant recalls the Mediterranean with beaded wall sconces and traditional Lebanese dishes

$30 $18

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Million Thai Restaurant: Dine-In or Take-Out at Million Thai Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

Dine-In or Take-Out at Million Thai Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

Million Thai Restaurant

94102

Noodles, curries, and rice dishes are made with tender pork and chicken alongside crisp vegetables and sauces both savory and spicy

$20 $12

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Arashi Sushi House: $15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food at Arashi Sushi House

$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food at Arashi Sushi House

Arashi Sushi House

Inner Richmond

Classic Japanese dishes including sashimi, pork-belly ramen, tempura, and miso soup

$30 $15

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Swamp: Cajun Dinner Cuisine for Parties of Two or Four at Swamp; Valid Sunday–Thursday (Up to 42% Off)

Cajun Dinner Cuisine for Parties of Two or Four at Swamp; Valid Sunday–Thursday (Up to 42% Off)

Swamp

Central Richmond

Cajun dinner cuisine includes crab in garlic butter boil, lobster in signature hurricane sauce, and oysters on the half shell

$25 $15

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Gaspare's Pizza House & Italian Restaurant: Pizza and Italian Food or Take-Out at Gaspare's Pizza House & Italian Restaurant (Up to 38% Off)

Pizza and Italian Food or Take-Out at Gaspare's Pizza House & Italian Restaurant (Up to 38% Off)

Gaspare's Pizza House & Italian Restaurant

Richmond District

Native Sicilian smothers thin-crust pizzas with mozzarella and pairs those with classic Italian pastas

$40 $25

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Bayshore Taqueria: Mexican Food for Two or $7 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food for Takeout at Bayshore Taqueria

Mexican Food for Two or $7 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food for Takeout at Bayshore Taqueria

Bayshore Taqueria

Bayview

Minutes from the bay, eatery serves Mexican street food, including stuffed burritos, tacos, soups, and tortas

$12 $7

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Three Twins Ice Cream: Ice Cream, Shakes, and Ice-Cream Sandwiches at Three Twins Ice Cream (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Ice Cream, Shakes, and Ice-Cream Sandwiches at Three Twins Ice Cream (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Three Twins Ice Cream

Fisherman's Wharf

Ice cream made with local, organic ingredients is used to create hand-rolled cones, sundaes, shakes, and more

$10 $6

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Mango's Taqueria & Cantina: Mexican Food at Mango's Taqueria & Cantina (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Mexican Food at Mango's Taqueria & Cantina (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Mango's Taqueria & Cantina

Fisherman's Wharf

Jalisco-style Mexican food such as marinated pork tacos, burritos with housemade mango sauce, fajitas, and guacamole made tableside

$40 $20

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Burger House: Food and Drinks for Two or More or Four or More at Burger House (40% Off)

Food and Drinks for Two or More or Four or More at Burger House (40% Off)

Burger House

San Francisco

100% certified Angus beef from Niman Ranch stars in nearly 10 burger varieties; other options include crepes, waffles, and fresh juice

$25 $15

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Lightning Tavern: Bottomless Mimosa Brunch for Two or Four or Two Moscow Mule Pitchers at Lightning Tavern (Up to 50% Off)

Bottomless Mimosa Brunch for Two or Four or Two Moscow Mule Pitchers at Lightning Tavern (Up to 50% Off)

Lightning Tavern

Cow Hollow

Sip bottomless mimosas while enjoying a classic pub brunch or knock back two pitches of moscow mules

$62 $35

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Killer Shrimp: Seafood, Steaks and Specialty Cocktails at Killer Shrimp (Up to 50% Off)

Seafood, Steaks and Specialty Cocktails at Killer Shrimp (Up to 50% Off)

Killer Shrimp

Killer Shrimp

Enjoy fresh oysters, juicy steak, & the signature Killer Shrimp - a secret family recipe with deep flavor from a sauce simmered for 10 hours

$50 $25

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Yuubi Japanese Restaurant: $15 for $25 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Yuubi Japanese Restaurant

$15 for $25 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Yuubi Japanese Restaurant

Yuubi Japanese Restaurant

San Francisco

Steak teriyaki and sushi rolls packed with fresh seafood delight diners inside traditional Japanese eatery

$25 $15

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Mrs. Fields SF: $12 for Four Groupons, Each Valid for $5 Worth of Cookies at Mrs. Fields SF ($20 Value)

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Valid for $5 Worth of Cookies at Mrs. Fields SF ($20 Value)

Mrs. Fields SF

San Francisco State University

Freshly baked cookies made with real butter, whole eggs, and special chocolate blends

$5 $3

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PantaRei: $25 for $40 Worth of Roman–Italian Cuisine for Two or More at PantaRei

$25 for $40 Worth of Roman–Italian Cuisine for Two or More at PantaRei

PantaRei

North Beach

Traditional Roman recipes and other Italian specialities paired with prosecco, wine, or specialty cocktails

$40 $25

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Michelangelo Caffe: Italian Cuisine at Michelangelo Caffe (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Italian Cuisine at Michelangelo Caffe (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Michelangelo Caffe

North Beach

Chef Salvatore Cortara prepares Italian-style seafood along with homemade gnocchi and other authentic Italian dishes

$40 $25

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Mura Sushi & Ramen: Sushi and Japanese Food for Two, Four, or More at Mura Sushi & Ramen (40% Off)

Sushi and Japanese Food for Two, Four, or More at Mura Sushi & Ramen (40% Off)

Mura Sushi & Ramen

Telegraph Hill

An extensive Japanese menu features chili-garlic edamame, rich tonkotsu ramen, beef teriyaki, sashimi, and inventive specialty sushi rolls

$20 $12

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Al-Masri: $15 for $30 Worth of Egyptian Cuisine at Al-Masri

$15 for $30 Worth of Egyptian Cuisine at Al-Masri

Al-Masri

Outer Richmond

Chefs season traditional Egyptian recipes in atmosphere inspired by King Tut's royal tomb alongside belly-dance performances.

$30 $15

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Chouchou: French Bistro Dinner or Lunch for Two with Dessert at Chouchou (Up to 37% Off)

French Bistro Dinner or Lunch for Two with Dessert at Chouchou (Up to 37% Off)

Chouchou

Forest Hill

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé, ending with sweets such as banana flambé

$101.90 $69

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The San Francisco Chocolate Factory: Gourmet Chocolate and Sweets at The San Francisco Chocolate Factory (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Gourmet Chocolate and Sweets at The San Francisco Chocolate Factory (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

The San Francisco Chocolate Factory

SoMa

Customers can choose from a multitude of all-natural, gourmet chocolate products including organic and rainforest-certified items

$20 $10

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  • Lou's Cafe
    Lou’s Cafe: A User’s Guide Generously Stacked Sandwiches | Toasted to Order | Housemade Sauces and Spreads Sample Menu Sandwich: LLB Special—roast beef, turkey, ham, swiss, provolone, and Lou’s Special Sauce on dutch crunch Side: new england clam chowder Beverage: iced caffe mocha About the Owners: After 19 years in a delicatessen catering department, Ramana Brodeth knew her way around a sandwich. In 2010, she and her sons, TJ and Mark, opened Lou’s Cafe. One of them is always behind the counter, crafting inventive, satisfying sandwiches and topping them with Lou’s Special Sauce, a housemade garlic-and-herb aioli. From the Press “This family run cafe in San Francisco's Richmond District is exactly what a good sandwich shop should be - incredibly welcoming, with fresh, filling sandwiches at honest prices.” — SFGate “The fixings are primo, to be sure, but its Lou’s sauces and breads that separate them from the San Francisco sandwich pack.” — The Daily Meal “We're partial to the LLB Special on Dutch Crunch, but we think the breakfast sandwich is the most rave-worthy item here.” — SF Weekly Inside Tips Because seating is sparse, most customers take their orders to go. Don’t be daunted by a long line—it moves pretty quickly. To minimize your wait, download GoPago to order from your phone. When you get to Lou’s, skip the line and go straight to the GoPago pickup spot. Vocab Lesson Dutch crunch: also called “tiger bread,” this roll features a mottled exterior that hides a soft, chewy center. Bakers use sesame oil to lend it a distinct aroma, and paint the top with rice paste before baking it to create a cracked appearance and salty-sweet flavor. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Take a stroll through Clement Nursery (1921 Clement Street), the oldest in SF, housed in lovingly restored farm buildings. After: Make a picnic of it and let the kids run around the renovated Argonne Playground (18th Avenue & Geary Boulveard); three picnic tables sit alongside the tennis courts.
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    5017 Geary Boulevard
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Buena Vista Cafe
    The Buena Vista Cafe: A User’s Guide Historic Irish Coffee | Aged Cream | All-Day Breakfast | Cable Car Access | Well Bar Spirits Sample Menu Breakfast (served all day): dungeness crab omelet Side: corn beef hash Sandwich:fFrench dip with au jus Drink: Irish coffee A Sip of History: When it opened in 1916, Buena Vista was a saloon. It wouldn’t become a true cafe unti travel writer Stanton Delaplane drank some Irish coffee at Ireland’s Shannon Airport. He was hooked, and Mr. Delaplane worked with Buena Vista’s owners to start serving Irish coffee in 1952. According to the cafe’s owners, they were the first to serve the beverage in the United States, and their recipe hasn’t changed since—including cream that’s aged at least 48 hours. The Ingredients: Chefs cook breakfast with cage-free eggs, and baristas source organic coffee from Peerless Coffee & Tea. Behind the Bar: Eight well drinks, including Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. While You’re Waiting Look to the window: Cable cars travel right by the cafe Look to the bar: In a stunning feat, bartenders might pour up to 10 Irish coffees at once Inside Tips Don’t worry about parking—the Hyde Street Cable car will take you right to Irish coffee's doorstep. The cafe is narrow and often crowded, so don’t be surprised if you don’t get much elbow room. Fun Facts In 2008, bartenders here mixed a 12-gallon Irish coffee in an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Frommer’s notes that The Buena Vista Cafe has poured more Irish coffees than anywhere else in the world. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Pick up a pair of shoes, a scented candle, or a piece of unexpected home decor at Jackson & Polk (900 N Pointe, Ste E206). After: View (and possibly buy) the paintings at Art Attack SF (2722A Hyde St). If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Fiddler's Green (1333 Columbus Ave), a nearby Irish pub.
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    2765 Hyde Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • The Plant Cafe Organic
    The Plant Cafe Organic: A User’s Guide Organic Cuisine | Local, Seasonal Ingredients | Sustainable Meat and Seafood | In-House Desserts | Herbivore Options Sample Menu Breakfast: breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs or basil pesto tofu scramble, chipotle black beans, avocado, and cheddar Lunch: Korean-style BBQ chicken or tempeh with daikon and carrot pickle Dinner: Crispy citrus muscovy duck breast with polenta, greens, and roasted carrots Vegan option: quinoa bowl with sauteed seaesonal veggies ang ginger miso sauce Beverage: Sambazon C smoothie, with bananas, berries, and apple-orange juice blend (non-alcoholic); Plant punch, with vodka, St. Germain, jalapeno, lime juice, and basil Know Your Ingredients When they mean local, they mean local. They work with at least a dozen area farms to procure the best produce of the season. They also serve free-range poultry and sustainable seafood. Customers have been so satisfied that the eatery won the Nature Conservancy’s Nature’s Plate People’s Choice Award 2013. Inside Tips Don’t skip dessert—they’re all made in-house. Not all locations serve all four meals. Yes, four. Some of the six locations only do lunch and dinner, while others, such as the Pier 3 and Burlingame spots, also serve breakfast and brunch. They can help you flush toxins. The staff also concocts juice cleanses made from 100% organic ingredients to help reset digestive systems. Vocabulary Açai berry: dark purple fruit, originating in Central and South America, called a superfood because of its high level of antioxidants Tempeh: like tofu, this vegetarian meat substitute is made from soybeans. A fermentation process forms the soybeans into a cake that firms up as it ages. If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Daily Health Food & Deli (1235 9th Ave), which serves up plant-based food in the form of sandwiches, salads, and wraps made with fresh, organic ingredients.
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    3 Pier
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Piccino
    Piccino: A User’s Guide Seasonal Contemporary Italian Cuisine | Thin-Crust Pizzas | 60 Artisanal Wines | Sightglass Espresso Sample Menu Primi: burrata with heirloom polenta, wild arugula, and asparagus Secondi: braised lamb shank with spring-pea ragu, confit garlic, and olive-applemint salmoriglio Pizze: thin-crust salsiccia pizza with housemade sausage, mozzarella, and red onion What to Drink: The wine list carries roughly 60 small-batch varieties from Italy, France, and America. This expertly curated selection is surprisingly accessible, playfully organized by flavor profile from “Bubbles” to “Softer, More Voluptuous Whites” to “Reasonably Serious Reds.” Where to Sit If you’re feeling social: Grab a spot at one of the two cypress communal tables. If you’re on a date: Enjoy a private table with chocolate-colored dowel-and-metal chairs. If you’re culinarily curious: Post yourself at the black-oak bar to get a glimpse into the open kitchen. While You’re Waiting People watch through a glass wall connected to MAC boutique next door. Enjoy relatively quiet conversation thanks to the sound-dampening recycled denim panels on the ceiling. Inside Tips The adjoining Piccino Café serves up espresso from Sightglass Coffee, a local roaster. The café has its own entrance on 22nd Street. The menu changes frequently based on seasonal inspiration and the number of mozzarella trees planted that month. Don’t skip the pizza. The San Francisco Chronicle says that Piccino has “some of the best pizzas in the city if you like a thin golden crust.” While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Check out exhibits that meditate on design ethics and the environment at the Museum of Craft and Design (2569 Third Street) After: Swing by Piccino’s neighbor, DIGWineSF (1005 Minnesota Street) to pick up a bottle of Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph 2011 syrah.
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    1001 Minnesota Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Goody Goodie Cream & Sugar
    Goody Goodie Cream & Sugar: A User’s Guide Nostalgia-Inducing Sweet Treats | Original-Recipe Cookies | Handmade Small Batches Sample Selections Old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie—milk chocolate and semisweet wafers and chips Peanut butter circus—classic peanut butter cookie with kettle-cooked popcorn baked inside Olive cocoa nib wafer—paper-thin wafer made with oil-cured olives About the Owners: People often wonder whether Remi Hayashi-Girouard and Mary Moran are sisters, and the two former pastry chefs certainly understand why. They’re not only business partners, but close friends, and this kinship extends to their staff and customers. Though they’ve outgrown the original location on Folsom—with the beloved Gold Window that once framed their wares—they remain committed to crafting every batch with care. Awards and Accolades SFWeekly’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie One of SFWeekly’s five best new pastries in 2010 for the olive cocoa nib wafer The Bold Italic raved about the namesake cookie, calling attention to its “chocolate to dough ratio of 4:1” and the cacao nibs that give it an “addictive crunch” Inside Tips Savory teeth can be sated here too. Besides sweets, the café also serves breakfast and lunch. The shop’s closed on Sundays. Share the love with a Goody Bag, hand-sewn upcycled bags stuffed with cookies and milk. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Shop for the makings of an organic, healthy dinner at the worker-owned co-op Rainbow Grocery (1745 Folsom Street). After: Break a sweat during a boxing class at The Park Gym (1960 Harrison Street).
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    1830 Harrison Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Greenhouse Cafe
    The Greenhouse: A User’s Guide Organic, Fair-Trade Coffee | Local Ingredients | Sandwiches and Salads | Patio | Eco-Friendly Sample Menu Drink: french press coffee or a fresh-fruit smoothie Breakfast: sun-dried-tomato pesto and feta on a choice of bagel Lunch: the vegan soup of the day, and the Oracle, which pairs honey-smoked ham with French brie Dinner: Greenhouse salad—spinach with housemade candied pecans, avocado, and blue cheese Sweet snack: gluten-free peanut-butter cookie Inside Tips Lattes perform double pick-me-up duty: there’s the caffeine, but baristas also swirl some inspiring art into the foam. Vegan? Gluten-free? There are plenty of dishes to choose from, from soups and sandwiches to cookies and donuts. Take advantage of a nice day and post up on the lush back patio. Origin Stories The bread was baked at San Francisco's iconic Boudin Bakery (except for the gluten-free slices). Sandwich eaters choose between sourdough and multigrain. The coffee, certified fair trade and organic, has a variety of homes. Beans in the mellow Equator Blend hail from Brazil, Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Central America. The creamy Tigerwalk Espresso comes from Mexico, Guatemala, and Rwanda. The tea hails from all across the globe. For example, the jasmine petal-laced pouchong green tea is from Fuzhou, China, and the citron of the citron-honey tea is from Geoje, South Korea. The produce is sourced from local and organic farmers whenever possible. The silverware and packaging come from an eco-friendly supplier, so the forks, spoons, cups, lids, and straws are all compostable. Who's in the Kitchen? Husband-and-wife team Sam and Queenia cofounded Greenhouse Cafe because they love coffee, community, and creativity. The duo may own the joint, but they can often be found behind the counter. Queenia, in fact, is the artist behind many of a latte's foam picture. Some items on the menu are even named after their children, Jeanie and Chuckie.
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    329 West Portal Avenue
    San Francisco, CA US

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