san francisco

Last visit: September 2014


The Mill
736 Divisadero Street

Why we like it
They make toast, chunky slices of toast made from flavourful sourdough loaves, and let you choose from a few simple toppings like honey, cream cheese and jams. it's so simple and just so perfect. The space is light and inviting, bring a book and take your time.

Also worth a visit
Linnea Caffe
For the potato waffle.


Four Barrel Coffee
375 Valencia Street

Why we like it
Obviously the coffee is good, or it wouldn't be on the list, but what we really like about this cafe in the Mission is the atmosphere. They roast there own coffee in the back of the café, and you can watch while you sip your coffee from local made ceramic cups.

Also worth a visit
Sextant Coffee


3621 18th Street

Why we like it
Tasty italian thin-crust pizza with enough variations to keep the menu interesting. Why not put broccoli on a pizza? Besides the pizza obviously being tasty enough to top our list, you can order the pizzas as take-out and enjoy them in Dolores Park on sunny days.


Dusty Buns
428 11th Street

Why we like it
You might think Dusty Bun's burgers are all about the bun, and although the buns are some of the best we've ever had, what's between them is nothing to be ashamed of either. We ate our burgers from the truck in Soma Streetfood Park, a great place for hungry foodies. 


Mikkeller Bar
34 Mason Street

Why we like it
Mikkeller makes good beer and at their bar in San Francisco they have 42 taps with both their own brews and others from around the world. The bars' interior is kept in Scandi style with wood finishing, and although it's quite big it still feels intimate.

Also worth a visit
City Beer Store




Bi-Rite Market & Creamery
3692 18th Street

Why we like it
We love to hit grocery stores when travelling to new cities, and Bi-Rite Market is a gem. Buy whatever you need for breakfast, or fill up a bag with chocolates and beer, whatever tickles you fancy. Across the street is the creamery where we get our ice-cream fix. The menu changes often, but if the bergamot olive oil is available you should give it a try!