Bernie’s is the gold standard of neighborhood coffee shops. If you find yourself sitting here working on your latest novel about Jane Goodall’s secret life as a house DJ, you’ll notice that everyone seems to know each other. But this place isn’t just a community meet-and-greet. Aside from the strong coffee, the wifi is undoubtedly better than your own home’s, so you’re all set when you inevitably need to research what Jane would use as a stage name.
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Vive La Tarte
Vive La Tarte in Noe Valley has you covered for all your fancy breakfast pastry needs.
Saru Sushi Bar
Saru Sushi Bar in Noe Valley is tiny and one of our favorite neighborhood sushi spots in town.
Easy Breezy in Noe Valley is another yogurt shop that puts enough faith in people to serve their own frozen yogurt.
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Kate’s Kitchen in the Lower Haight is a breakfast spot with oddly-named dishes like the Flanched Flarney Garney.
There’s always a line at Boba Guys in the Mission, but it’s worth waiting a few minutes for their boba tea.
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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Nook is a solidly on-price, reliable neighborhood hang in Russian Hill. Even if they do weird things with granola.
Verve Coffee Roasters
Verve has a very nice space in the Castro and solid coffee and sandwiches too.
When you need a break from your cubicle in the Financial District, take solace in avocado toast or a salad from Mazarine.
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