Robins Terrace Guidebook

Don & Kayko
Don & Kayko
Robins Terrace Guidebook

Food scene

Halal, Mediterranean, Lunch and dinner. In Haight Ashbury Area, 15 min. walk Our usuals are stuffed Falafel wrap and Mosbaha (warm hummus). Super friendly staff. Homemade Baklava...yum! Parklets outside.
Abu Salim Middle Eastern Grill
1599 Haight Street
Halal, Mediterranean, Lunch and dinner. In Haight Ashbury Area, 15 min. walk Our usuals are stuffed Falafel wrap and Mosbaha (warm hummus). Super friendly staff. Homemade Baklava...yum! Parklets outside.
Coffee, breakfast, lunch. 2 min. walk--around the corner from us! This is the refueling station for the famous Bacon Bacon food truck where you can grab all kinds of culinary creations made with bacon. It’s literally around the corner from our house; you can almost get there in your pajamas! Their breakfast sandwich smothered with bacon jam will keep you going all day long! Open 7AM-3PM weekdays, 8AM-3PM weekends.
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Bacon Bacon
205A Frederick St
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Coffee, breakfast, lunch. 2 min. walk--around the corner from us! This is the refueling station for the famous Bacon Bacon food truck where you can grab all kinds of culinary creations made with bacon. It’s literally around the corner from our house; you can almost get there in your pajamas! Their breakfast sandwich smothered with bacon jam will keep you going all day long! Open 7AM-3PM weekdays, 8AM-3PM weekends.
Very pleasant Italian fare and great pizza! Only a 5 min walk, outside seating too.
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Bambino's Ristorante
945 Cole St
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Very pleasant Italian fare and great pizza! Only a 5 min walk, outside seating too.
Lebanese, Mediterranean. Lunch and dinner. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk This cozy Arabic restaurant serves flavorful “mom’s cooking” with a fun and relaxing atmosphere. (Curbside tables available)
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Beit Rima
138 Church St
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Lebanese, Mediterranean. Lunch and dinner. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk This cozy Arabic restaurant serves flavorful “mom’s cooking” with a fun and relaxing atmosphere. (Curbside tables available)
Coffee, breakfast, lunch, and light dinner. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk With a bit of bohemian flair, Cafe Reverie has also been a neighborhood cafe for many years. It has a charming patio tucked in in the back with heaters.
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Cafe Reverie
848 Cole St
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Coffee, breakfast, lunch, and light dinner. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk With a bit of bohemian flair, Cafe Reverie has also been a neighborhood cafe for many years. It has a charming patio tucked in in the back with heaters.
Cajun/Creole. 7 min. walk A burst of flavors and yet relatively light for southern cuisine. On Frederick at Stanyan (Curbside tables available)
CreoLa
900 Stanyan Street
Cajun/Creole. 7 min. walk A burst of flavors and yet relatively light for southern cuisine. On Frederick at Stanyan (Curbside tables available)
Coffee, breakfast, lunch, casual dinner. Families. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk Down to earth, casual eatery with ample seating. It has outside seating.
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Crepes On Cole
100 Carl St
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Coffee, breakfast, lunch, casual dinner. Families. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk Down to earth, casual eatery with ample seating. It has outside seating.
Great Bahn-mi sandwiches, quick and inexpensive. 15 min. walk to Haight Street.
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DragonEats
520 Gough St
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Great Bahn-mi sandwiches, quick and inexpensive. 15 min. walk to Haight Street.
Burritos, tacos, plus a wide variety of authentic Mexican food including vegetarian. About a 15 min. walk to Haight Street.
El Rancho Grande
Burritos, tacos, plus a wide variety of authentic Mexican food including vegetarian. About a 15 min. walk to Haight Street.
Local bar, pool and outside garden, 5 min walk.
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Finnegans Wake
937 Cole St
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Local bar, pool and outside garden, 5 min walk.
If you’re headed west to Ocean Beach, take the N-Judah out to 46/47 Avenues and walk one block to Irving for great fresh caught Fish and Chips, Poke and more. Good beer too…
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Hook Fish Co
4542 Irving St
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If you’re headed west to Ocean Beach, take the N-Judah out to 46/47 Avenues and walk one block to Irving for great fresh caught Fish and Chips, Poke and more. Good beer too…
Great Italian wine selection, small plates and personal pizzas. Very close with a 5 min walk.
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InoVino
108-B Carl St
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Great Italian wine selection, small plates and personal pizzas. Very close with a 5 min walk.
Take the N Judah all the way to the beach for this famous cafe, eatery and surfer hangout.
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Java Beach Café
1396 La Playa St
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Take the N Judah all the way to the beach for this famous cafe, eatery and surfer hangout.
If you’re up for a slightly longer walk, this place is just across the Panhandle from Haight Street and has a great selection of pastries and breakfast options as well as juices and smoothies. Great decorations too!
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Karma
1901 Hayes St
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If you’re up for a slightly longer walk, this place is just across the Panhandle from Haight Street and has a great selection of pastries and breakfast options as well as juices and smoothies. Great decorations too!
Our favorite northern style noodle and dumpling house
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King of Noodles
1639 Irving St
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Our favorite northern style noodle and dumpling house
Coffee, pastries, breakfast, lunch. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk. A local favorite, this traditional French bakery has a long presence in San Francisco. Family-friendly and has outside seating. Open daily 7AM-5PM. This is where we usually buy baguettes! Tables and parklet outside.
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La Boulangerie de San Francisco
1000 Cole St
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Coffee, pastries, breakfast, lunch. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk. A local favorite, this traditional French bakery has a long presence in San Francisco. Family-friendly and has outside seating. Open daily 7AM-5PM. This is where we usually buy baguettes! Tables and parklet outside.
If you’re a Peet’s fan, this is your local watering hole. Small inside, but sidewalk seating. 5 min. walk.
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Peet's Coffee
2080 Chestnut St
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If you’re a Peet’s fan, this is your local watering hole. Small inside, but sidewalk seating. 5 min. walk.
Fresh and delicious standard fare Vietnamese plus many vegetarian and vegan options. A quick hop on the N-Judah MUNI Streetcar.
Sunflower Garden Authentic Vietnamese Food
1368 9th Ave
Fresh and delicious standard fare Vietnamese plus many vegetarian and vegan options. A quick hop on the N-Judah MUNI Streetcar.
Coffee, breakfast. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk Yet another cafe on the same block as Cafe Reverie! You may get to meet a white parrot “Santos” and interact if you are lucky. He belongs to the owner.
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Wooden Cafe
862 Cole St
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Coffee, breakfast. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk Yet another cafe on the same block as Cafe Reverie! You may get to meet a white parrot “Santos” and interact if you are lucky. He belongs to the owner.
French. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk from our house. This traditional French restaurant is our favorite place for special dinners. Tried and tested menu with an excellent wine list. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly. We try to grab a table on the patio whenever we can. Not to worry, it has heated lamps and throws for those foggy SF evenings. And, it’s romantic! The menu is not extensive but reliable and has never disappointed us. Our favorites are trout munier, coq au vin, cheese plate and charcuterie. They now have more tables on the sidewalk and in the parklets. Warning: For brunch Friday-Sunday, Zazie gets extremely popular and busy, with wait times for a table as much as 30-45 minutes. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please check the hours on Yelp. Vegetarian options are also available. *Last checked, they are not taking reservations for lunch.
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Zazie
941 Cole St
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French. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk from our house. This traditional French restaurant is our favorite place for special dinners. Tried and tested menu with an excellent wine list. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly. We try to grab a table on the patio whenever we can. Not to worry, it has heated lamps and throws for those foggy SF evenings. And, it’s romantic! The menu is not extensive but reliable and has never disappointed us. Our favorites are trout munier, coq au vin, cheese plate and charcuterie. They now have more tables on the sidewalk and in the parklets. Warning: For brunch Friday-Sunday, Zazie gets extremely popular and busy, with wait times for a table as much as 30-45 minutes. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please check the hours on Yelp. Vegetarian options are also available. *Last checked, they are not taking reservations for lunch.

Bars

Local bistro and bar with great food and drink. 5 min walk.
Cole Valley Tavern
900 Cole Street
Local bistro and bar with great food and drink. 5 min walk.
In Haight Ashbury, 15 min. walk Don’s favorite, offering extensive whiskey selection, and great beer choices. Serves small plates. Closed Mondays
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The Alembic
1725 Haight St
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In Haight Ashbury, 15 min. walk Don’s favorite, offering extensive whiskey selection, and great beer choices. Serves small plates. Closed Mondays
Italian wine bar with casual dining. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk. Relatively new to Cole Valley, this Italian wine bar quickly became our favorite place for an aperitif. Very friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Serves light dinner/accompaniment to wines including delicious pizzette. It’s a small but cozy place with few tables outside. Curbside dining available.
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InoVino
108-B Carl St
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Italian wine bar with casual dining. In Cole Valley, 5 min. walk. Relatively new to Cole Valley, this Italian wine bar quickly became our favorite place for an aperitif. Very friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Serves light dinner/accompaniment to wines including delicious pizzette. It’s a small but cozy place with few tables outside. Curbside dining available.

Sweets and Desserts

Ice cream, frozen yogurt. In Haight Ashbury Area, 15 min. walk. Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop is located at an iconic intersection of Haight and Ashbury. For self-indulgence.
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Ben & Jerry’s
1480 Haight St
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Ice cream, frozen yogurt. In Haight Ashbury Area, 15 min. walk. Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop is located at an iconic intersection of Haight and Ashbury. For self-indulgence.
The Ice Cream Bar. 7 min. walk The old-fashioned soda fountain is making a comeback! On Cole Street between Frederick and Wallter (towards Haight).
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The Ice Cream Bar
815 Cole St
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The Ice Cream Bar. 7 min. walk The old-fashioned soda fountain is making a comeback! On Cole Street between Frederick and Wallter (towards Haight).

Live Music

Jazz bar in Haight Ashbury Area. 15 min. walk Check out the local jazz scene! They also serve pizza. https://www.clubdeluxe.co/
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Club Deluxe
1511 Haight St
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Jazz bar in Haight Ashbury Area. 15 min. walk Check out the local jazz scene! They also serve pizza. https://www.clubdeluxe.co/
Small but awesome concert venue and bar.
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The Independent
628 Divisadero St
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Small but awesome concert venue and bar.

Neighborhood Walks

Nearby and easy access vistas, trails and points of interest.
Beautiful and very close wooded area with lots of trails and vista from the highest points. Both level and uphill trails available.
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Buena Vista Park
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Beautiful and very close wooded area with lots of trails and vista from the highest points. Both level and uphill trails available.
Restored Victorian greenhouse and gardens. Admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month. Lovely grounds great for picnics.
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Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F Kennedy Dr
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Restored Victorian greenhouse and gardens. Admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month. Lovely grounds great for picnics.
Local vista point requiring short climb, with the nearby Randall Children’s Museum with picnic area.
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Corona Heights Park
Museum Way
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Local vista point requiring short climb, with the nearby Randall Children’s Museum with picnic area.
Community accessible outdoor stadium, great for walking or running around its tracks.
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Kezar Stadium
670 Kezar Dr
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Community accessible outdoor stadium, great for walking or running around its tracks.
Well hidden, local trails that can be a challenge to hike and find the multiple entrances. Check out the website for the trail maps - Google ‘Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve’
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Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
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Well hidden, local trails that can be a challenge to hike and find the multiple entrances. Check out the website for the trail maps - Google ‘Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve’
Tank Hill is a local favorite vista point with panoramic views of the city, the bay and Golden Gate Bridge typically very quiet and not known to tourists.
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Tank Hill
Twin Peaks Boulevard
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Tank Hill is a local favorite vista point with panoramic views of the city, the bay and Golden Gate Bridge typically very quiet and not known to tourists.

Neighborhoods

Starting at Arguello and heading west towards the ocean, this street is famous for its countless asian eateries, shops, Bohemian bars, coffee shops and bookstores. Visit the farmers market on Sunday morning.
Clement Street
Clement Street
Starting at Arguello and heading west towards the ocean, this street is famous for its countless asian eateries, shops, Bohemian bars, coffee shops and bookstores. Visit the farmers market on Sunday morning.
Cole Valley is a small, family-friendly community in the geographical center of the city. Tree-shaded streets are lined with well-kept Victorian homes, and a variety of mom-and-pop shops and relaxed restaurants, including a 1930s-inspired soda fountain. The neighborhood offers hiking at the compact Tank Hill Park, with its panoramic views, or through the dense eucalyptus forest of the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve. It's also only a 10-15 min. walk to the east entrance of Golden Gate Park.
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Cole Valley
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Cole Valley is a small, family-friendly community in the geographical center of the city. Tree-shaded streets are lined with well-kept Victorian homes, and a variety of mom-and-pop shops and relaxed restaurants, including a 1930s-inspired soda fountain. The neighborhood offers hiking at the compact Tank Hill Park, with its panoramic views, or through the dense eucalyptus forest of the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve. It's also only a 10-15 min. walk to the east entrance of Golden Gate Park.
Lots or stores, shops, eateries and bakeries catering to residents and UCSF students.
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Inner Sunset
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Lots or stores, shops, eateries and bakeries catering to residents and UCSF students.

Sightseeing

Famous city park with iconic Victorian row house view of downtown San Francisco.
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Alamo Square Park
Hayes Street
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Famous city park with iconic Victorian row house view of downtown San Francisco.
Across from the de Young art museum, a modern science museum with a living rooftop garden.
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California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
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Across from the de Young art museum, a modern science museum with a living rooftop garden.
Fabulous views of the Golden Gate, fantastic beach on the bay, and lengthy trails for walking, hiking, running or biking. Not within walking distance, but worth the bus or ride share.
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Crissy Field
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Fabulous views of the Golden Gate, fantastic beach on the bay, and lengthy trails for walking, hiking, running or biking. Not within walking distance, but worth the bus or ride share.
Across from the science museum, spend the day at this contemporary art museum. Visit the cafe separately from the museum.
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de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
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Across from the science museum, spend the day at this contemporary art museum. Visit the cafe separately from the museum.
Take the N Judah to Embarcadero and spend the day starting at the Ferry Building. Visit the Farmers Market on weekends or walk west to Pier 39 and further on to Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square for chocolate and sweets!
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Ferry Building
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Take the N Judah to Embarcadero and spend the day starting at the Ferry Building. Visit the Farmers Market on weekends or walk west to Pier 39 and further on to Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square for chocolate and sweets!
Historical traditional Japanese garden and tea, near the museums.
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Japanese Tea Garden
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
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Historical traditional Japanese garden and tea, near the museums.
Huge park and open space near the Mission, great for picnics with wonderful city views.
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Mission Dolores Park
19th Street
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Huge park and open space near the Mission, great for picnics with wonderful city views.
Magnificent redwood grove in Marin, reservations required if driving to the park, but convenient to take shuttle from Mill Valley with free parking. Check the National Park Service website for details under Muir Woods.
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Muir Woods National Monument
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Magnificent redwood grove in Marin, reservations required if driving to the park, but convenient to take shuttle from Mill Valley with free parking. Check the National Park Service website for details under Muir Woods.
Endless sand and surf, but be careful of the strong and dangerous currents and waves even when dipping your feet!
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Ocean Beach
La Playa St
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Endless sand and surf, but be careful of the strong and dangerous currents and waves even when dipping your feet!