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Guidebook for San Francisco

Food Scene

Terrible location, incredible baker. Salted chocolate cookies. Beautiful morning buns. Great sandwiches. Great eggs.
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L'acajou Bakery and Cafe
498 9th Street
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Terrible location, incredible baker. Salted chocolate cookies. Beautiful morning buns. Great sandwiches. Great eggs.
Not revamped, not chic, not hipster. Old school tacos made on a cart by the guy up near the front.
Taqueria Vallarta
2022 Mission Street
Not revamped, not chic, not hipster. Old school tacos made on a cart by the guy up near the front.
Famous and extraordinary. Kung-pao pastrami is a must. Huge lines. Go early.
98 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Mission Chinese Food
2234 Mission Street
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Famous and extraordinary. Kung-pao pastrami is a must. Huge lines. Go early.
Great food while you watch movies projected on a wall.
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Foreign Cinema
2534 Mission St
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Great food while you watch movies projected on a wall.
Cheap good shwarma.
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Truly Mediterranean
3109 16th St
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Cheap good shwarma.
Super cheap amazing noodles. Truly. Six-seat noodle house -- feels like Bladerunner. Get the cold noodles.
60 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Yamo
3406 18th Street
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Super cheap amazing noodles. Truly. Six-seat noodle house -- feels like Bladerunner. Get the cold noodles.
Nuevo rustic french / California cuisine. The food SF is famous for. Order the pork chop, it will change your life. Seriously. And sunshine fix cocktail. Guillotine if adventurous.
369 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Nopa
560 Divisadero Street
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Nuevo rustic french / California cuisine. The food SF is famous for. Order the pork chop, it will change your life. Seriously. And sunshine fix cocktail. Guillotine if adventurous.
The quality coffee and hipster ambience you came here for. People watch in the parklet. My friend's husband supplies the pastries. They're great.
205 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Four Barrel Coffee
375 Valencia Street
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The quality coffee and hipster ambience you came here for. People watch in the parklet. My friend's husband supplies the pastries. They're great.
Great potato & sweet potato fries with good sauces. Pick up a batch and eat in the Elbo Room one block south, or enjoy walking down Valencia with a hot bag of greasy starch.
560 Valencia St
560 Valencia St
Great potato & sweet potato fries with good sauces. Pick up a batch and eat in the Elbo Room one block south, or enjoy walking down Valencia with a hot bag of greasy starch.
Beautiful renovated high-ceilinged turn-of-the-century space. Best mocha in the city (real chocolate), good wine selection, deep comfy booth, great place to watch Market Street.
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Mavelous Coffee Bar & Little Griddle
1400 Market Street
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Beautiful renovated high-ceilinged turn-of-the-century space. Best mocha in the city (real chocolate), good wine selection, deep comfy booth, great place to watch Market Street.
Every sandwich involves bacon and every sandwich is great.
Bite Me Sandwiches
4230 18th Street
Every sandwich involves bacon and every sandwich is great.
Great space to sit and get your bearings. There's wifi, coffee, sandwiches, beer, donuts, but only the wifi is any good. Less than a block from our door. Hard to beat.
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Flying Pig Bistro Pub
433 South Van Ness Avenue
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Great space to sit and get your bearings. There's wifi, coffee, sandwiches, beer, donuts, but only the wifi is any good. Less than a block from our door. Hard to beat.
Serious whiskey bar, serious Japanese food. Happy hour is affordable.
31 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Nihon Whisky Lounge
1779 Folsom Street
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Serious whiskey bar, serious Japanese food. Happy hour is affordable.
Swanky baking operation. A semi-savory muffin with crumbly bacon and a runny egg baked in the exact center. Great brioche. Great coffee. Beautiful clean (Brooklynesque) aesthetic.
93 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Craftsman and Wolves
746 Valencia Street
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Swanky baking operation. A semi-savory muffin with crumbly bacon and a runny egg baked in the exact center. Great brioche. Great coffee. Beautiful clean (Brooklynesque) aesthetic.
Good tacos.
75 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
El Metate
2406 Bryant St
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Good tacos.
Designed by one of SF's most famous architecture firms, this place is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat in. Incredible cocktail program, one of the best in the city. Classy deconstructed dishes.
42 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Bar Agricole
355 11th St
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Designed by one of SF's most famous architecture firms, this place is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat in. Incredible cocktail program, one of the best in the city. Classy deconstructed dishes.
The only reason to come out to the Sunset. Incredible bread (baked in-house), killer food. Braised pork shoulder open-faced sandwich. Hot cider with Buffalo Trace bourbon.
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Outerlands
4001 Judah St
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The only reason to come out to the Sunset. Incredible bread (baked in-house), killer food. Braised pork shoulder open-faced sandwich. Hot cider with Buffalo Trace bourbon.
Excellent independent coffee roaster/house with big windows facing the park.
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Flywheel Coffee Roasters
672 Stanyan Street
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Excellent independent coffee roaster/house with big windows facing the park.
You can't get in here anymore, the lines are prohibitive, but they make all their jams and pastries in-house, the eggs benedicts, seafood omelets, monte cristo sandwich, pain d'or - all truly amazing.
90 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Mama's On Washington Square
1701 Stockton Street
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You can't get in here anymore, the lines are prohibitive, but they make all their jams and pastries in-house, the eggs benedicts, seafood omelets, monte cristo sandwich, pain d'or - all truly amazing.
Great Chinese fusion food on the water watching ferries arrive, killer cocktail program. Hard to get into -- sit at the community table / lounge with your cocktail by the windows.
70 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
The Slanted Door
One Ferry Building
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Great Chinese fusion food on the water watching ferries arrive, killer cocktail program. Hard to get into -- sit at the community table / lounge with your cocktail by the windows.
Burmese food that will change your handwriting. Fermented tea-leaf salad, samusa soup, key-lime iced tea.
33 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
B Star
127 Clement Street
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Burmese food that will change your handwriting. Fermented tea-leaf salad, samusa soup, key-lime iced tea.
Killer cream puffs.
Beard Papa's
99 Yerba Buena Lane
Killer cream puffs.

Arts & Culture

Movies are expensive but this place is a great spectacle. Overlooks the park, has La Boulange coffee & pastries down below, and of course Target.
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Metreon
135 4th Street
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Movies are expensive but this place is a great spectacle. Overlooks the park, has La Boulange coffee & pastries down below, and of course Target.
Art house movie theatre. We have very few.
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Landmark Theaters Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue
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Art house movie theatre. We have very few.
Dancing. Like, serious nightclub dancing.
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DNA Lounge
375 11th St
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Dancing. Like, serious nightclub dancing.

Drinks & Nightlife

Longest happy hour in the city. Pint-sized dark & stormys. Allows outside food, so get a basket of fries from frijtz and spend the evening playing pinball or pacman on real sit-down table games.
59 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
The Valencia Room
647 Valencia Street
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Longest happy hour in the city. Pint-sized dark & stormys. Allows outside food, so get a basket of fries from frijtz and spend the evening playing pinball or pacman on real sit-down table games.
Reasonably priced cocktails of reasonable quality. I learned to salsa dance here on a Wednesday. Their happy hour is pretty good and so is the art and DJ.
93 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Madrone Art Bar
500 Divisadero St
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Reasonably priced cocktails of reasonable quality. I learned to salsa dance here on a Wednesday. Their happy hour is pretty good and so is the art and DJ.
Cheapest martinis in town and they always come with a sidecar (which makes them really 2.5 martinis).
32 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Blondies' Bar
540 Valencia Street
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Cheapest martinis in town and they always come with a sidecar (which makes them really 2.5 martinis).
Great noodles, full bar.
49 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Basil Thai Restaurant & Bar
1175 Folsom Street
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Great noodles, full bar.
Great noodles, full bar, beautiful red brick landmark building.
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Basil Canteen
1489 Folsom Street
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Great noodles, full bar, beautiful red brick landmark building.
Great cocktails, delicious small plates. One of the saving graces of an otherwise touristed-out Haight-Ashbury.
89 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
The Alembic
1725 Haight Street
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Great cocktails, delicious small plates. One of the saving graces of an otherwise touristed-out Haight-Ashbury.

Essentials

Cheap large items. Butcher, on-site bakery, cheap (good) whiskey, cheap (good) champagne, incredibly cheap polish hot dogs, and chicken-bakes. If you're into that.
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Costco Wholesale
450 10th Street
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Cheap large items. Butcher, on-site bakery, cheap (good) whiskey, cheap (good) champagne, incredibly cheap polish hot dogs, and chicken-bakes. If you're into that.
Heaven. Everything organic, bulk, medicinal, fresh, and wonderful is here. Costly, but high quality and worker owned. Best fromager in the city. No joke. Vegan. (except cheese).
187 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Rainbow Grocery
1745 Folsom St
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Heaven. Everything organic, bulk, medicinal, fresh, and wonderful is here. Costly, but high quality and worker owned. Best fromager in the city. No joke. Vegan. (except cheese).
Sometimes if Rainbow Grocery seems too expensive, I shop here. And it's incredibly cheap. But the lines are terrible. And there's no good cheese.
11 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Foodsco
1800 Folsom Street
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Sometimes if Rainbow Grocery seems too expensive, I shop here. And it's incredibly cheap. But the lines are terrible. And there's no good cheese.

Everything Else

Transport: this is how you will get to the airport. It's a block away, it's wonderful. But the crowd is colorful and lively. Connects with all BART lines to East Bay and the Peninsula.
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16th St Mission BART Station
2000 Mission Street
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Transport: this is how you will get to the airport. It's a block away, it's wonderful. But the crowd is colorful and lively. Connects with all BART lines to East Bay and the Peninsula.
Closest MUNI subway station to our house. Connects with all other MUNI lines.
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Van Ness MUNI Metro Station
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Closest MUNI subway station to our house. Connects with all other MUNI lines.
Some great exhibitions come thru here -- climb the twisty steel tower for great views.
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M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
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Some great exhibitions come thru here -- climb the twisty steel tower for great views.
A safe bet for great clam chowder.
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Boudin Bakery Cafe
160 Jefferson St
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A safe bet for great clam chowder.

Shopping

Most bizarre/wonderful ice cream. Flavors include "Elvis (the fat years)" banana peanut butter chocolate, "Secret Breakfast" bourbon cornflakes cream. Featured in NYTimes Magazine. Amazing place.
110 lokalinvånare rekommenderar
Humphry Slocombe
One San Francisco Bay Trail
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Most bizarre/wonderful ice cream. Flavors include "Elvis (the fat years)" banana peanut butter chocolate, "Secret Breakfast" bourbon cornflakes cream. Featured in NYTimes Magazine. Amazing place.
Dynamo Donut. Enough said.
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Dynamo Donut & Coffee
2760 24th Street
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Dynamo Donut. Enough said.
My favorite bookshop in America. The staff-chosen book tables and displays are indispensable -- nothing directs my reading habits more. Beats poetry room upstairs. Cinema/philosophy downstairs.
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City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
261 Columbus Ave
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My favorite bookshop in America. The staff-chosen book tables and displays are indispensable -- nothing directs my reading habits more. Beats poetry room upstairs. Cinema/philosophy downstairs.
Massive farmer's market Saturday and great trendy eating shops week-long.
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Ferry Bldg Marketplace
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Massive farmer's market Saturday and great trendy eating shops week-long.
Closed for expansion but beautiful.
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd St
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Closed for expansion but beautiful.
Rare and amazing spirits and knowledge.
Cask
17 3rd Street
Rare and amazing spirits and knowledge.

Sightseeing

Great fun.
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Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street
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Great fun.
Go up to the parabolic living roof -- and wait in line for the planetarium -- great stuff. Super high quality science museum.
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California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
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Go up to the parabolic living roof -- and wait in line for the planetarium -- great stuff. Super high quality science museum.