Also noteworthy are pakoras, cheese, chicken or catfish encased in a golden chickpea batter. Partners Nick Cho and Trish Rothgeb are now offering their award-winning coffee in a full-service shop, after operating as a pop-up for several years. It houses our sample roaster, which we use to roast and evaluate each green coffee we source from origin. The Fourth Street Bridge, erected in 1917 and also known as the Peter R. Cole Valley La Boulangerie de San Francisco The bakery formerly known as La Boulange is one of your few options for grab-and-go coffee in the neighborhood.
These days the industry most associated with South of Market has to do with that other Gold Rush: the dot com boom. This tiny rustic French bakery got put on the national spotlight after Bon Appétit named it the best bakery in America in 2016. Look for the bright red banner with a hammer and sickle. Write up your order and a clerk will fetch your purchases from the shelves behind the counter. Alas, they are a SoMa cliché, too.
My computer recognizes it, but rarely connects while in the coffee shop. I ordered a mocha for here which only comes in one size and appeared to be either 8 or 10 ozs. Smoked ham with green beans and country-style vegetables have just enough heat to tease the palate, but not enough to call the fire department. The sunny interior will make you want to cozy up with your drip coffee for a little while, and here, that's okay. The Mission Where else can you get Turkish coffee, beer, wine, and even Moroccan beef stew all under the same roof? You'll also find stylish dishware, linens and flatware. I was meeting a friend upon my most recent visit, so I ordered a Gibraltar and a Kouign-Amann while I waited. Live music is featured some evenings.
The flaky pastries can be purchased by the piece, half-dozen or dozen, and puffs are filled to order, ensuring freshness. Open late Thursdays until 9 p. It was a great morning snack and the Sightglass space itself is super cool. The new store has six times the retail space of the original market and a larger variety of natural and specialty groceries, organic produce and vegetarian offerings. This is also one of the few spots in the neighborhood that has a full menu, wine selections, and pastries. There's plenty of seating up there and a little more light than the downstairs area.
They also played really good music. General Bead: Prepare to be overwhelmed: the walls of this funky bead shop are paved with sheets of all the beads and beading supplies in its extensive stock. Ranging from old to newish, they offer a variety of beans, roasted on-site or selected from great roasters all over the country. Since I haven't been in awhile, I confirmed that the chocolate used in their mocha is vegan. I like the Sightglass roasts since it typically has the right amount of acidity and is balanced really well.
Great place to get productive! Bread was slightly too burnt for me - a good brown would've been nicer. There's also a bowling alley, an indoor ice-skating rink with huge windows looking onto the downtown skyline and a painstakingly restored carousel from San Francisco's old amusement park, Playland-at-the-Beach. I love the shop itself. While not in the best part of San Francisco, this place is worth a visit. It's much quieter now, but still a good place sit on a sunny day, get a cup of coffee and do a little shopping. It was a delicious brew that I nursed as I watched hipsters focus on their texting.
My husband thought his cappuccino was ok, but it did not have enough foam. The best part of the coffee shop-cum-club: no one will bother you if your laptop is still out by the time you order your second cocktail. There are brass ornaments and curlicues painted onto the windows and mirrors, and a nice natural wood tone at all turns. You can be in and out with an incredible cup of coffee in under 5 minutes, which is unheard of for a specialty coffee shop in San Francisco. I had an almond milk latte and my husband had a regular cappuccino. Their flavors are more on the bitter side with a perfect hint of sweetness, which I love! There are very few options in the Presidio beyond this spot.
Jeremy's: You never know what treasure you might uncover at Jeremy's, a purveyor of marked-down designer clothing. It has a bohemian undercurrent, with the museums, several independent bookstores, the line of artsy clubbers waiting to get into the gallery and club 111 Minna, and students from the Academy of Art slouching around the Utrecht art supply store on New Montgomery. Meaning the staff use these restrooms and I wouldn't feel comfortable ordering food here. And despite all that, it's the daily happy hour from 4-7pm that discounts beer, wine, sangria, and delicious pita pizzas that's really worth staying for. Hey, did you find this post informative? I grabbed my drink and headed to find an empty spot. Linea also offers small bites and a damn good nitro cold brew. So they know their shit.
We ordered through an app as we walked over so we didn't have to wait in line and they prepared everything perfectly on time! South Park: Once upon a time, South Park was built as an upscale residential square, modeled on London's Berkeley Square. Also visit the outlet a few doors down. And fancy toast is like, a San Francisco classic. The staff is cool, but welcoming. I've enjoyed their Espresso, Cappuccino and Gibraltars. Our roasters work to determine the best roast profile for each offering, employing all senses in the process. Try the roast chicken with macaroni and cheese.