One of the few places in the city that does weekday brunch, Universal Cafe is a gem. The dinner is upscale American - from steak to pasta to a fish that changes regularly - but daytime is when Universal is at its best. The outdoor tables on a sunny weekend are ideal, partly because you can gloat at all the suckers still waiting in line while you get a tan.
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Foreign Cinema in the Mission is still one of the most unique restaurants in San Francisco, and you need to come here at least once in your life.
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State Bird Provisions
You’ll want to book a table in advance for the dim sum-style small plates at State Bird Provisions in the Fillmore.
Cassava serves food all day, every day in the Richmond, but the Japanese breakfast is our favorite reason to go here.
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