The pastries at Marla are excellent and the back garden area is even better, provided you are cool with the permanent Richmond fog/cloud cover. You can easily grab pastries to go, but we like to stay for brunch and get some pastries to share as well as some bigger plates - go for the baked eggs or trout plate.
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Violet’s in the Richmond is a good neighborhood date stop for cocktails and a light bite.
Hong Kong Lounge II
Hong Kong Lounge II is a Chinese spot in the Richmond ideal for eating all the dim sum in sight.
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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.
Nook is a solidly on-price, reliable neighborhood hang in Russian Hill. Even if they do weird things with granola.
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The only reason you need to know about Arsicault Bakery in the Richmond is croissants, but their other pastries are amazing, too.
BStar Cafe in the Richmond serves the same Burmese food as its sibling, Burma Superstar, but a shorter wait.
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