Open until midnight, this Chinatown spot is huge and the menu is full of crepes, waffles, pancakes, and plenty of mango-themed sweets. As a plus, they’ve got a big upstairs lounge area to seat a crew, which is perfect when everyone’s had a few drinks, or if it’s a weeknight and the whole group just wants dessert.
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Tai Lake Restaurant
Tai Lake is a Chinatown staple with lots of big, round tables and dishes served family-style.
Rangoon is a Burmese place in Chinatown that’s good for sharing a bunch of family-style dishes with a big group.
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Mayflower Bakery Cafe
Mayflower is a small, cash-only bakery in Chinatown with 90-cent chicken curry turnovers that you need to try.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Bloomsday is an all-day cafe that turns into a wine bar at night and has an attached bottle shop with a great wine selection.
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