Matcha is incorporated into nearly every item on the menu at this all-day cafe in the Mission. You’ll probably have to wait in line, but it’s worth it to sit down for a snack or some lunch. There are all kinds of matcha drinks, from lattes to cold brew, and food-wise, we like the housemade matcha cream puffs and the pork katsu sandwich, which is worth a trip on its own. Stonemill also collaborates with Tartine on some of its baked goods, like a matcha croissant.
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True Laurel is a cocktail bar and small plates spot in the Mission that’s great for a date.
Son’s Addition is a neighborhood spot in the Mission that serves everything from charred octopus to a solid cheeseburger.
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A safe house from spicy sauce in the Castro, Eiji is one of the best low-key sushi spots around.
Elephant Sushi in Russian Hill usually has a bit of a wait, so try to head there on the early side (they open at 6).
Onsen is a Japanese restaurant attached to a communal bathhouse in the Tenderloin. And it’s definitely better than it sounds.
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