There are only a few places we would happily sit around all day - a park bench with a nice view, a beach, or a movie theater that’s screening all of the Star Wars movies. Cafe St. Jorge is another one. This Porguese-style cafe on Mission serves Stumptown coffee and a menu that’s a mix of pastries like strawberry coffee cake and hot food (get the breakfast sandwich). They also have good wifi if you need to lug your computer in to get work done.
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El Rio in Bernal Heights is one of our old reliables - especially with it’s excellent outdoor space.
Wild Side West
This dive bar is a Bernal Heights community staple that draws in people with reasonably-priced drinks and a lush backyard garden.
Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack
Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack in Bernal Heights does amazing old-school Italian in a space that feels like a 1990s time capsule.
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Duarte’s Tavern in Pescadero makes simple American food, like artichoke soup and pork chops, that’s worth going out of your way for.
Bi-Rite Cafe has sandwiches and soft serve for lunch and a nice patio to sit on if you work around Civic Center.
Stock up for some sort of cheese party at Cowgirl Creamery in the Ferry Building, or go to their stand next door if you want something to eat now.
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Tartine Manufactory in the Mission is a huge operation with excellent pastries, coffee, and ice cream, and dinner as well.
The only reason you need to know about Arsicault Bakery in the Richmond is croissants, but their other pastries are amazing, too.
Vega Pizzeria is a Bernal Heights Italian restaurant serving cheesy baked rigatoni and rich gnocchi boscaiola in an intimate space.
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