Operated by the owner of La Note, the cafe features salads, sandwiches, organic coffees, and sweet and savory pastries, served in a traditional French ambiance with a modern twist.
With its savory Vietnamese pork sandwiches and occasional pig roasts, the Chop Bar is a favorite neighborhood eatery in the warehouse district. The owners are adamant about locally sourcing their food, and they also offer drafts from several Bay Area breweries, including the beloved Linden Street.
This neighborhood sports bar and restaurant dates back to the early-20th century, but has been the Connecticut Yankee since 1989. Located on the corner of Connecticut and 17th streets in Potrero Hill, it hosts live blues and funky jam bands about three or four nights a week. It has a dark, woody feel, perfect for seeking refuge on days when dreary fog blankets the city. A sports-lover's paradise, the bar has large-screen TVs, and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner.
This nine-table, twelve-tap family-friendly brewpub offers updated takes on American standards, as well as a full slate of beers, both brewed in-house and elsewhere.
Founded in 1894, the creamery continues to serve up signature ice creams like creamy caramel almond crunch and toasted almond. It's the cure-all spot for anyone with a hankering for something sweet, and also a good place to grab a burger.
While the chain restaurant is a veritable hamburger haven, you can also overindulge on its offerings of brain-freezing milkshakes, boneless chicken wings, monster-sized nachos, and other gut-wrenching delights.
It might sound odd to hear that Golden Tea Garden offers a selection of straw paper hats to wear, but after spending some at this Hayward cafe, you realize it's all part of their lavish attention to detail. The eponymous garden features a lush fountain, beautiful white iron chairs and tables, and a flower mural that enchants without distracting. With more than three hundred different teas to choose from, and delicious cakes like Red Velvet and Champagne to accompany, the Golden Tea Garden offers the perfect respite from the chaotic, overgrown field of life. No wi-fi, but that shouldn't matter, with everything else to catch your attention.