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Jason

Guidebook for San Francisco

Food Scene
The Mill has great handcrafted espresso drinks from Four Barrel Coffee and SF's famous $4 artisanal toasts from Josey Baker Bread. (The toast is worth splurging for.) The Mill also hosts a Pizza night on Mondays (6-9PM) and Grilled Cheese & Soup night on Wednesdays (6-9PM).
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The Mill
736 Divisadero St
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The Mill has great handcrafted espresso drinks from Four Barrel Coffee and SF's famous $4 artisanal toasts from Josey Baker Bread. (The toast is worth splurging for.) The Mill also hosts a Pizza night on Mondays (6-9PM) and Grilled Cheese & Soup night on Wednesdays (6-9PM).
Just around the corner is Alamo Square Cafe. Alamo Square Cafe doesn't have the best coffee, but it does the job. Come here for a pastry and cuppa joe on your way to the office in the morning.
Alamo Square Cafe
711 Fillmore Street
Just around the corner is Alamo Square Cafe. Alamo Square Cafe doesn't have the best coffee, but it does the job. Come here for a pastry and cuppa joe on your way to the office in the morning.
Alamo Square Seafood Grill serves consistently good food, and is located just around the corner. In case you're wanting to eat-in, call ahead and your meal will be ready for pickup within 15 minutes. Free corkage on Wednesdays!
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Alamo Square Seafood Grill
803 Fillmore Street
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Alamo Square Seafood Grill serves consistently good food, and is located just around the corner. In case you're wanting to eat-in, call ahead and your meal will be ready for pickup within 15 minutes. Free corkage on Wednesdays!
Open since 1999, Foreign Cinema is a staple of both San Francisco and The Mission. This truly special restaurant features a covered outdoor dining area where they screen foreign films. Foreign Cinema has helped shaped the City’s inventive food scene since its opening. You’ll most likely need a reservation to get a table here, so plan ahead for a special night out or brunch. And do not skip on the Sesame Fried Chicken! (Sunday–Wednesday: 5:30-10:00PM, Thursday–Saturday: 5:30-11:00PM, Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00AM-2:30PM)
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Foreign Cinema
2534 Mission St
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Open since 1999, Foreign Cinema is a staple of both San Francisco and The Mission. This truly special restaurant features a covered outdoor dining area where they screen foreign films. Foreign Cinema has helped shaped the City’s inventive food scene since its opening. You’ll most likely need a reservation to get a table here, so plan ahead for a special night out or brunch. And do not skip on the Sesame Fried Chicken! (Sunday–Wednesday: 5:30-10:00PM, Thursday–Saturday: 5:30-11:00PM, Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00AM-2:30PM)
Locanda is Delfina’s sister restaurant, so it’s no surprise that this trendy, Roman-inspired restaurant’s innovative pasta dishes are absolutely delicious! (I mean, look at that picture. Mouth watering.) Roman classics, cocktails, and a formidable wine list round out the menu at this local favorite. (Sunday–Thursday: 5:30-10:00PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:30-11:00PM)
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Locanda
557 Valencia Street
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Locanda is Delfina’s sister restaurant, so it’s no surprise that this trendy, Roman-inspired restaurant’s innovative pasta dishes are absolutely delicious! (I mean, look at that picture. Mouth watering.) Roman classics, cocktails, and a formidable wine list round out the menu at this local favorite. (Sunday–Thursday: 5:30-10:00PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:30-11:00PM)
Whether you’re looking for a place to grab brunch, dinner, or happy hour drinks, West of Pecos has got you covered. Swinging saloon doors lead to chile-spiced, smoky flavors at this eatery in the heart of The Mission. Inspired by the tastes and vibes of Santa Fe, New Mexico, West of Pecos offers four types of margaritas — including two spicy variants, punch bowls, and a list of signature cordials. (Monday–Thursday: 5:00-10:00PM, Friday: 5:00-11:30PM, Saturday: 11:00AM-11:30PM, Sunday: 11:00AM-10:00PM)
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West of Pecos
550 Valencia Street
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Whether you’re looking for a place to grab brunch, dinner, or happy hour drinks, West of Pecos has got you covered. Swinging saloon doors lead to chile-spiced, smoky flavors at this eatery in the heart of The Mission. Inspired by the tastes and vibes of Santa Fe, New Mexico, West of Pecos offers four types of margaritas — including two spicy variants, punch bowls, and a list of signature cordials. (Monday–Thursday: 5:00-10:00PM, Friday: 5:00-11:30PM, Saturday: 11:00AM-11:30PM, Sunday: 11:00AM-10:00PM)
Something about The Mission’s unique history and cultural identity makes us crave margaritas when we’re out there. Tacolicious happens to have some of the best in town, on top of tacos, small plates, and other tequila-based cocktails. Neighboring Mosto features over 300 types of tequila and mescal, plus small bites served in a space lit by mason jars.
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Tacolicious
741 Valencia Street
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Something about The Mission’s unique history and cultural identity makes us crave margaritas when we’re out there. Tacolicious happens to have some of the best in town, on top of tacos, small plates, and other tequila-based cocktails. Neighboring Mosto features over 300 types of tequila and mescal, plus small bites served in a space lit by mason jars.
Craftsman & Wolves… ’nuff said, TBH. Pastry wizard William Werner opened Craftsman & Wolves in 2012. The modern patisserie serves up muffins, bonbons, coffee, and more. Pictured is The Rebel Within, the patisserie’s famous muffin baked with asiago, sausage, and green onion, filed with a soft-cooked egg.
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Craftsman and Wolves
746 Valencia Street
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Craftsman & Wolves… ’nuff said, TBH. Pastry wizard William Werner opened Craftsman & Wolves in 2012. The modern patisserie serves up muffins, bonbons, coffee, and more. Pictured is The Rebel Within, the patisserie’s famous muffin baked with asiago, sausage, and green onion, filed with a soft-cooked egg.
Treat yourself to something sweet (or bittersweet) at Dandelion Chocolate‘s shop and factory in the heart of The Mission. Don’t just satisfy your sweet tooth — book a tour or class to get the full Willy Wonka experience! Dandelion recently opened a new location in Tokyo, joining Blue Bottle, Tartine, A16, and others in San Francisco’s culinary exodus to Asia.
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Dandelion Chocolate
740 Valencia St
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Treat yourself to something sweet (or bittersweet) at Dandelion Chocolate‘s shop and factory in the heart of The Mission. Don’t just satisfy your sweet tooth — book a tour or class to get the full Willy Wonka experience! Dandelion recently opened a new location in Tokyo, joining Blue Bottle, Tartine, A16, and others in San Francisco’s culinary exodus to Asia.
Monsieur Benjamin is the second project from chef Corey Lee, who has earned three Michelin stars for his other restaurant, Benu. This modern restaurant and bar was inspired by Parisian bistro culture and the great traditions of French cooking. What to Order: Duck Confit or Arctic Char. (Dinner: Monday–Sunday: 5:00PM–12:00AM; Brunch/Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM–2:30PM) Reservations: OpenTable
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Monsieur Benjamin
451 Gough Street
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Monsieur Benjamin is the second project from chef Corey Lee, who has earned three Michelin stars for his other restaurant, Benu. This modern restaurant and bar was inspired by Parisian bistro culture and the great traditions of French cooking. What to Order: Duck Confit or Arctic Char. (Dinner: Monday–Sunday: 5:00PM–12:00AM; Brunch/Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM–2:30PM) Reservations: OpenTable
Located inside the Inn at the Opera, Pläj is one of Hayes Valley’s hidden gems. With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients, Pläj brings the rustic flavors and simple elegance of the New Nordic cooking movement to San Francisco. If you though IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs were good, prepare to have your mind blown.
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Pläj
333 Fulton Street
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Located inside the Inn at the Opera, Pläj is one of Hayes Valley’s hidden gems. With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients, Pläj brings the rustic flavors and simple elegance of the New Nordic cooking movement to San Francisco. If you though IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs were good, prepare to have your mind blown.
Suppenküche is an authentic German restaurant serving up traditional Bavarian fare, including brezels (pretzels) and schnitzels (fried cutlets). Open since 1993, Suppenküche is a Hayes Valley staple. If you’re looking for a warm, friendly atmosphere and great beer, Suppenküche is the place to go.
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Suppenküche
525 Laguna Street
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Suppenküche is an authentic German restaurant serving up traditional Bavarian fare, including brezels (pretzels) and schnitzels (fried cutlets). Open since 1993, Suppenküche is a Hayes Valley staple. If you’re looking for a warm, friendly atmosphere and great beer, Suppenküche is the place to go.
Having just opened in December 2015, Little Gem is one Hayes Valley’s newest and buzzed-about arrivals. This fast-casual café offers complex, quality meals that are free of refined sugars, dairy and gluten. Little Gem has 75 seats and is a great spot to grab a quick, delicious, no-regrets meal.
Little Gem on Grove
400 Grove St
Having just opened in December 2015, Little Gem is one Hayes Valley’s newest and buzzed-about arrivals. This fast-casual café offers complex, quality meals that are free of refined sugars, dairy and gluten. Little Gem has 75 seats and is a great spot to grab a quick, delicious, no-regrets meal.
Souvla is a fine-casual Greek sandwich shop and wine bar located in the heart of Hayes Valley. Inspired by souvlaki joints found all over Greece, Souvla has some of the best lamb sandwiches and falafels on this side of the Aegean (or at least Van Ness Ave.).
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Souvla
517 Hayes Street
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Souvla is a fine-casual Greek sandwich shop and wine bar located in the heart of Hayes Valley. Inspired by souvlaki joints found all over Greece, Souvla has some of the best lamb sandwiches and falafels on this side of the Aegean (or at least Van Ness Ave.).
Réveille Coffee began in 2010 when brothers Thomas and Christopher Newbury began selling coffee out of a repurposed delivery truck. Six years and four locations later, Réveille serving up some of San Francisco’s tastiest coffee and espresso drinks.
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Réveille Coffee Co.
4076 18th St
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Réveille Coffee began in 2010 when brothers Thomas and Christopher Newbury began selling coffee out of a repurposed delivery truck. Six years and four locations later, Réveille serving up some of San Francisco’s tastiest coffee and espresso drinks.
On quiet Lawton Street in the Outer Sunset lies Andytown Coffee Roasters, known for their Snowy Plover iced expresso drink. It’s a concoction of iced espresso, sparkling water and brown sugar syrup, topped off with delicious house-made whipped cream that gives Cool Whip a run for their money. This drink is just one of the reasons for the long lines that often file out the door. (That, and the fact that Andytown packs in a coffee shop, roastery and bakery all within its 600 square foot shop!) Don’t skip on the Northern Irish soda bread and scones. Added bonus: it’s just a few blocks from Ocean Beach.
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Andytown Coffee Roasters
3655 Lawton St
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On quiet Lawton Street in the Outer Sunset lies Andytown Coffee Roasters, known for their Snowy Plover iced expresso drink. It’s a concoction of iced espresso, sparkling water and brown sugar syrup, topped off with delicious house-made whipped cream that gives Cool Whip a run for their money. This drink is just one of the reasons for the long lines that often file out the door. (That, and the fact that Andytown packs in a coffee shop, roastery and bakery all within its 600 square foot shop!) Don’t skip on the Northern Irish soda bread and scones. Added bonus: it’s just a few blocks from Ocean Beach.
Papa November is a coffee truck permanently at the corner of 15th Street and Kansas in San Francisco’s Design District, across the street from the Design Center and Design Within Reach. While there’s no seating, the coffee makes up for it. Serving Stumptown coffee, the truck rotates a selection of beans each week. They also sell homemade baked goods which change daily. What should you order at Papa November? The Claris — cold milk cream with espresso. Obviously, there’s no seating at Papa November’s coffee truck, so grab a cup to go on your way to the office or to get you ready for a day of furniture shopping.
Papa November
201 Kansas Street
Papa November is a coffee truck permanently at the corner of 15th Street and Kansas in San Francisco’s Design District, across the street from the Design Center and Design Within Reach. While there’s no seating, the coffee makes up for it. Serving Stumptown coffee, the truck rotates a selection of beans each week. They also sell homemade baked goods which change daily. What should you order at Papa November? The Claris — cold milk cream with espresso. Obviously, there’s no seating at Papa November’s coffee truck, so grab a cup to go on your way to the office or to get you ready for a day of furniture shopping.
Ritual Coffee Roasters sparked a coffee renaissance in San Francisco after opening in 2005. Based out of The Mission, Ritual has expanded to include four locations including Bayview’s Flora Grubb Gardens and Napa’s Oxbow Public Market. Our favorite is the outpost at Hayes Valley’s PROXY — a modified shipping container that’s positively hipsteriffic. Get caffeinated with their delicious Gibraltar Coffee, San Francisco’s version of a Cortado, and head over to Chantal Guillon to pick up a sweet pairing.
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Ritual Coffee Roasters
432b Octavia Street
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Ritual Coffee Roasters sparked a coffee renaissance in San Francisco after opening in 2005. Based out of The Mission, Ritual has expanded to include four locations including Bayview’s Flora Grubb Gardens and Napa’s Oxbow Public Market. Our favorite is the outpost at Hayes Valley’s PROXY — a modified shipping container that’s positively hipsteriffic. Get caffeinated with their delicious Gibraltar Coffee, San Francisco’s version of a Cortado, and head over to Chantal Guillon to pick up a sweet pairing.
Another Bay Area original (Oakland, to be precise), you can never go wrong at Blue Bottle Coffee. With unique locations around the world (Blue Bottle recently opened shop in Tokyo), coffee lovers everywhere flock to Blue Bottle for delicious, handcrafted beverages — especially their famous iced coffee drinks: the chicory-flavored New Orleans Iced Coffee and creamy Vietnamese Iced Coffee. Our favorite Blue Bottle outpost is without a doubt the semi-hidden Linden Alley shop in Hayes Valley which operates out of a garage, and surrounded by graffiti art. A perfect pit stop before or after a day of shopping Hayes Valley’s many boutiques.
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Blue Bottle Coffee
315 Linden Street
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Another Bay Area original (Oakland, to be precise), you can never go wrong at Blue Bottle Coffee. With unique locations around the world (Blue Bottle recently opened shop in Tokyo), coffee lovers everywhere flock to Blue Bottle for delicious, handcrafted beverages — especially their famous iced coffee drinks: the chicory-flavored New Orleans Iced Coffee and creamy Vietnamese Iced Coffee. Our favorite Blue Bottle outpost is without a doubt the semi-hidden Linden Alley shop in Hayes Valley which operates out of a garage, and surrounded by graffiti art. A perfect pit stop before or after a day of shopping Hayes Valley’s many boutiques.
Trouble Coffee Co. is the little coffee shop that could. With its original location based out of a tiny shop in the far reaches of the Outer Sunset, Trouble Coffee sparked San Francisco’s artisanal toast craze with $4.00 cinnamon-sugar toast on thick bread. (Hey, the name just started to make sense to us — because you’ll be in trouble with their bread — calorie-wise, and possibly financially, too.) Founded by Giulietta Carrelli, Trouble has expanded its little coffeehouse’s (and coconut club) reach with two new locations in Bayview and Oakland — along with its toast offerings.
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Trouble Coffee
4033 Judah Street
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Trouble Coffee Co. is the little coffee shop that could. With its original location based out of a tiny shop in the far reaches of the Outer Sunset, Trouble Coffee sparked San Francisco’s artisanal toast craze with $4.00 cinnamon-sugar toast on thick bread. (Hey, the name just started to make sense to us — because you’ll be in trouble with their bread — calorie-wise, and possibly financially, too.) Founded by Giulietta Carrelli, Trouble has expanded its little coffeehouse’s (and coconut club) reach with two new locations in Bayview and Oakland — along with its toast offerings.
This hipster-chic cafe is located on upper Polk Street in Russian Hill. With soaring ceilings, abundant natural lighting, clean lines and minimalistic, white and oak interior, Saint Frank will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Copenhagen. As you might have guessed, Saint Frank is named after our beloved City. The menu is small, and the coffee is on the lighter side (in true Scandinavian form). Our favorite creation at Saint Frank is the Almond Macadamia Latte.
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Saint Frank Coffee
2340 Polk St
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This hipster-chic cafe is located on upper Polk Street in Russian Hill. With soaring ceilings, abundant natural lighting, clean lines and minimalistic, white and oak interior, Saint Frank will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Copenhagen. As you might have guessed, Saint Frank is named after our beloved City. The menu is small, and the coffee is on the lighter side (in true Scandinavian form). Our favorite creation at Saint Frank is the Almond Macadamia Latte.
The Perennial, which just ranked as one of GQ's best restaurants in the US, focuses on locally sourced, eco-friendly and sustainable ingredients, earning it the title of “most environmental restaurant in the world.” Located on the cusp of Mid-Market, this industrial chic, New American bistro is helmed by noma (yes, that noma) alum Chris Kiyuna. The restaurant has an incredible bar program, so don’t skip on their tasty house cocktails. /// What to Order: Pumpkin Bisque and Cauliflower Toast to start, then Stemple Cured Beef, finished off with Bourbon Chocolate Ganache. /// Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:30PM–10:00PM
The Perennial
59 9th St
The Perennial, which just ranked as one of GQ's best restaurants in the US, focuses on locally sourced, eco-friendly and sustainable ingredients, earning it the title of “most environmental restaurant in the world.” Located on the cusp of Mid-Market, this industrial chic, New American bistro is helmed by noma (yes, that noma) alum Chris Kiyuna. The restaurant has an incredible bar program, so don’t skip on their tasty house cocktails. /// What to Order: Pumpkin Bisque and Cauliflower Toast to start, then Stemple Cured Beef, finished off with Bourbon Chocolate Ganache. /// Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:30PM–10:00PM
Volta is the third restaurant from Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje, the team behind Perbacco, serving up modern French–Scandinavian fusion cuisine in the space that formerly housed ‘wichcraft. This Nordic-chic brasserie will dramatically change how you feel about IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs. /// What to Order: Start with a taste of the best of both worlds with Herring Five Ways and Escargot to share, followed by Kötbullar (Swedish Meatballs), finished off with an Éclair or Princess Cake for dessert. /// Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11:30AM–10:00PM
Volta Modern Brasserie
868 Mission St
Volta is the third restaurant from Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje, the team behind Perbacco, serving up modern French–Scandinavian fusion cuisine in the space that formerly housed ‘wichcraft. This Nordic-chic brasserie will dramatically change how you feel about IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs. /// What to Order: Start with a taste of the best of both worlds with Herring Five Ways and Escargot to share, followed by Kötbullar (Swedish Meatballs), finished off with an Éclair or Princess Cake for dessert. /// Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11:30AM–10:00PM
One of our favorite go-to restaurants in the City, Bar Agricole serves New California cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients from organic and biodynamic farms. The beautifully designed tavern features an outdoor patio — making it the perfect place to enjoy the warm weather over a low-key dinner. Bar Agricole serves up some of the best cocktails in the nation, with its bar program being recognized as a nominee for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program. Whether you come here to eat or just to drink, you can’t go wrong. /// What to Order: The Brown Derby cocktail to start, then order the Avocado and Red Beet Salad, followed by Little Lamb and Pork Meatballs. The Olive Oil Cake will be the cherry on top of a fantastic meal. /// Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 6:00–10:00PM, Friday-Saturday: 5:30–11:00PM. Closed Sundays.
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Bar Agricole
355 11th St
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One of our favorite go-to restaurants in the City, Bar Agricole serves New California cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients from organic and biodynamic farms. The beautifully designed tavern features an outdoor patio — making it the perfect place to enjoy the warm weather over a low-key dinner. Bar Agricole serves up some of the best cocktails in the nation, with its bar program being recognized as a nominee for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program. Whether you come here to eat or just to drink, you can’t go wrong. /// What to Order: The Brown Derby cocktail to start, then order the Avocado and Red Beet Salad, followed by Little Lamb and Pork Meatballs. The Olive Oil Cake will be the cherry on top of a fantastic meal. /// Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 6:00–10:00PM, Friday-Saturday: 5:30–11:00PM. Closed Sundays.
The Yard at Mission Rock is a unique neighborhood gathering spot which activates part of the Giants parking lot, open year-round, 7 days a week. A cluster of repurposed shipping containers, The Yard’s tenants include Anchor Steam’s beer garden, Crêperie Saint-Germain, Belcampo and Street Soccer Park USA. Come here to enjoy a savory morning crêpe or a beer on your way to a Giants game. /// Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 11:00AM–9:00PM, Thursday: 11:00AM–10:00PM, Friday-Saturday: 11:00AM–11:00PM, Sunday: 11:00AM–9:00PM
The Yard at Mission Rock
100 Terry A Francois Blvd
The Yard at Mission Rock is a unique neighborhood gathering spot which activates part of the Giants parking lot, open year-round, 7 days a week. A cluster of repurposed shipping containers, The Yard’s tenants include Anchor Steam’s beer garden, Crêperie Saint-Germain, Belcampo and Street Soccer Park USA. Come here to enjoy a savory morning crêpe or a beer on your way to a Giants game. /// Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 11:00AM–9:00PM, Thursday: 11:00AM–10:00PM, Friday-Saturday: 11:00AM–11:00PM, Sunday: 11:00AM–9:00PM
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4505 Burgers & BBQ
705 Divisadero Street
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Essentials
Bi-Rite is my go-to neighborhood market. Whether you want something from the deli counter, a premade meal, fresh produce, flowers, small-production wines, hard-to-find spirits, craft beer, or delicious ice cream (Salted Caramel or Honey Lavender!), Bi-Rite is the place to go!
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Bi-Rite Market
550 Divisadero St
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Bi-Rite is my go-to neighborhood market. Whether you want something from the deli counter, a premade meal, fresh produce, flowers, small-production wines, hard-to-find spirits, craft beer, or delicious ice cream (Salted Caramel or Honey Lavender!), Bi-Rite is the place to go!
Located just around the corner is Tim's Market, our neighborhood corner store. This market has everything you would expect at a corner store, plus organic milk. It's a great place to stop when you're in pinch or need to satisfy a Ben & Jerry's craving. Tim's is open late night, in case you need to pick up a little snack after coming home from the bar.
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Tim's Market
667 Fillmore Street
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Located just around the corner is Tim's Market, our neighborhood corner store. This market has everything you would expect at a corner store, plus organic milk. It's a great place to stop when you're in pinch or need to satisfy a Ben & Jerry's craving. Tim's is open late night, in case you need to pick up a little snack after coming home from the bar.
Parks & Nature
Alamo Square is located just up the block from us. Head here for iconic views of the famous Painted Ladies ("the Full House houses" — though, not at all the Full House house) with the SF skyline in the background.
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Alamo Square
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Alamo Square is located just up the block from us. Head here for iconic views of the famous Painted Ladies ("the Full House houses" — though, not at all the Full House house) with the SF skyline in the background.
Dolores Park is EVERY reason to come to The Mission. Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, weekend or weekday, you’ll always find people relaxing in this park. With a $20.6 million renovation recently completed, San Francisco’s favorite park is completely reopened with new restrooms, renovated tennis and basketball courts, improved disability access, and a new overlook in the southwest corner. Locals of all ages gather at this outdoor hotspot for picnics, tanning, and people-watching.
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Mission Dolores Park
Dolores Street
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Dolores Park is EVERY reason to come to The Mission. Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, weekend or weekday, you’ll always find people relaxing in this park. With a $20.6 million renovation recently completed, San Francisco’s favorite park is completely reopened with new restrooms, renovated tennis and basketball courts, improved disability access, and a new overlook in the southwest corner. Locals of all ages gather at this outdoor hotspot for picnics, tanning, and people-watching.
Shopping
Tanner Goods is an atelier crafting leather accessories, pet supplies, wallets, bags, belts, guitar straps and chairs. This boutique also offers hard-to-find clothing (menswear) from brands like Norse Projects, A Kind of Guise, Rogue Territory, and more.
Tanner Goods Flagship Store
651 Divisadero Street
Tanner Goods is an atelier crafting leather accessories, pet supplies, wallets, bags, belts, guitar straps and chairs. This boutique also offers hard-to-find clothing (menswear) from brands like Norse Projects, A Kind of Guise, Rogue Territory, and more.
Rare Device is the perfect spot to shop for gifts for yourself or a friend. This store/gallery features housewares, art objects, books, zines, soaps, perfumes, and more from local designers, artists and artisans. (For whatever reason, Airbnb keeps changing this to Rare Device's Noe Valley location. There is a location on the corner of Divisadero and Hayes, just on the other side of Alamo Square Park at 600 Divisadero Street, SF, CA 94117.)
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Rare Device
600 Divisadero St
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Rare Device is the perfect spot to shop for gifts for yourself or a friend. This store/gallery features housewares, art objects, books, zines, soaps, perfumes, and more from local designers, artists and artisans. (For whatever reason, Airbnb keeps changing this to Rare Device's Noe Valley location. There is a location on the corner of Divisadero and Hayes, just on the other side of Alamo Square Park at 600 Divisadero Street, SF, CA 94117.)
Azalea is a trendy boutique offering upscale clothing items, accessories, and shoes for men and women. It’s our go-to spot for retail therapy, and has a second location Valencia Street.
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Azalea Boutique
411 Hayes Street
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Azalea is a trendy boutique offering upscale clothing items, accessories, and shoes for men and women. It’s our go-to spot for retail therapy, and has a second location Valencia Street.
Fiddlesticks is a children’s boutique with a wide variety of stylish apparel and outerwear, shoes and accessories. On top of Fiddlesticks’ inventory of high quality, well-made clothing, it also has a selection of childrens’ toys and books.
Fiddlesticks
540 Hayes Street
Fiddlesticks is a children’s boutique with a wide variety of stylish apparel and outerwear, shoes and accessories. On top of Fiddlesticks’ inventory of high quality, well-made clothing, it also has a selection of childrens’ toys and books.
gather is a trendy independent retailer based in Hayes Valley that aims to connect local designers and consumers through its curated inventory of handcrafted apparel, jewelry, housewares and more.
gather
541 Octavia St
gather is a trendy independent retailer based in Hayes Valley that aims to connect local designers and consumers through its curated inventory of handcrafted apparel, jewelry, housewares and more.
440 Brannan is a studio which sells custom men’s & women’s clothes by local designers. With the showroom doubling as a factory, most of the apparel sold at 440 Brannan is created in-house. You won't find these clothes anywhere else.
440 Brannan St
440 Brannan St
440 Brannan is a studio which sells custom men’s & women’s clothes by local designers. With the showroom doubling as a factory, most of the apparel sold at 440 Brannan is created in-house. You won't find these clothes anywhere else.
Entertainment & Activities
Sundance Kabuki is a great spot to catch a movie in nearby Japantown. Kabuki theatre features a 21+ balcony where you can imbibe while watching the latest blockbuster.
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AMC Kabuki 8
1881 Post Street
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Sundance Kabuki is a great spot to catch a movie in nearby Japantown. Kabuki theatre features a 21+ balcony where you can imbibe while watching the latest blockbuster.
While I love Sundance Kabuki, the newly opened Alamo Drafthouse is my new favorite movie theatre in SF. If you plan to catch a movie during your stay, try to come here. Servers come to your seat to take food and drink (and cocktail) orders during the movie.
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2550 Mission St
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While I love Sundance Kabuki, the newly opened Alamo Drafthouse is my new favorite movie theatre in SF. If you plan to catch a movie during your stay, try to come here. Servers come to your seat to take food and drink (and cocktail) orders during the movie.
AT&T Park is home to the San Francisco Giants, and can seat over 40,000 people. The Giants have one three of the past World Series titles, and we’ve got a feeling this season will be a great one! Every other year, baby!
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Oracle Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
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AT&T Park is home to the San Francisco Giants, and can seat over 40,000 people. The Giants have one three of the past World Series titles, and we’ve got a feeling this season will be a great one! Every other year, baby!
Sightseeing
Built by Spanish missionaries in 1776, Misión San Francisco de Asís, or Mission Dolores, is San Francisco’s oldest surviving structure. It has witnessed the rapid transformation of San Francisco, from a small Pueblo with a Presidio, to Gold Rush boomtown, to the bustling city it is today. The opulent church was constructed in an old Spanish style with lush gardens and a unique, historic cemetery. Admission to the Mission is $5.00, and totally worth it. Just try not to be possessed by Carlotta Valdez.
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Misión San Francisco de Asís
3321 16th St
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Built by Spanish missionaries in 1776, Misión San Francisco de Asís, or Mission Dolores, is San Francisco’s oldest surviving structure. It has witnessed the rapid transformation of San Francisco, from a small Pueblo with a Presidio, to Gold Rush boomtown, to the bustling city it is today. The opulent church was constructed in an old Spanish style with lush gardens and a unique, historic cemetery. Admission to the Mission is $5.00, and totally worth it. Just try not to be possessed by Carlotta Valdez.
Arts & Culture
The new SFMOMA is amazing. You need to go. Here's everything you need to know about the recently reopened museum, which is the largest of its kind (modern art) in the United States: http://www.49miles.com/2016/sfmoma-back-better-ever/
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd St
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The new SFMOMA is amazing. You need to go. Here's everything you need to know about the recently reopened museum, which is the largest of its kind (modern art) in the United States: http://www.49miles.com/2016/sfmoma-back-better-ever/
The Contemporary Jewish Museum was founded in 1984 in San Francisco, California. Its current mission is to make the diversity of the Jewish experience relevant for a twenty-first century audience through exhibitions and educational programs. Last year there was a great Amy Winehouse exhibit.
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Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St
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The Contemporary Jewish Museum was founded in 1984 in San Francisco, California. Its current mission is to make the diversity of the Jewish experience relevant for a twenty-first century audience through exhibitions and educational programs. Last year there was a great Amy Winehouse exhibit.