This spot in Hayes in easy to miss since it’s on a bit of a random corner of Gough. Don’t miss it. The food is “eastern European” and includes sauerkraut on sandwiches, knishes, and pierogies, but the bagels with lox and cake (Russian honey cake specifically) are where 20th Century really nails it. It’s one of our go-tos in the neighborhood for an easy brunch or lunch or a quick coffee and pastry pick me up.
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Rich Table is the neighborhood restaurant every neighborhood wishes they have. Lucky Hayes Valley
The seafood and vegetable-focused Mexican food at Cala is some of the best in San Francisco.
Barcino, a Spanish spot in Hayes Valley, serves tasty but expensive tapas. Come for drinks and a snack, but probably not dinner.
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Judahlicious is a raw vegan spot in the Outer Sunset. Surprisingly, it’s also pretty great.
Arlequin is a cute Hayes Valley cafe and garden that you just might miss if you walk by too fast. Don't make that mistake.
Acme Bread Company
Head to Acme Bread Company in the Ferry Building for some of the best bread in the city.
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The Lunchpad, inside the Noir Lounge in Hayes Valley, serves all-day breakfast and some truly massive sandwiches.
Straw serves carnival-inspired food (like a burger with donuts for buns) in Hayes Valley. We like the omelets and scrambles here,
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