Look forward to handmade tortillas, family recipes, and chile-garnished margaritas at San Francisco’s newcomer Flores. Dishes are inspired by traditional Mexican flavors and served in a bright, expansive space aptly equipped with communal tables and vibrant murals.
Tartine Manufactory’s recently opened multipurpose space includes a coffee counter, ice cream shop and–of course–bakery. Tartine’s perfectly baked crusts and delightfully flaky doughs have received their share of praise and fanfare, and we fully stand by the dozens of people queuing outside every day. Dishes are served on Heath Ceramics, which also calls the Manufactory home, with its factory and showroom tucked around the corner.
Liholiho Yacht Club
Yacht Club in the Tenderloin? While this might have been unheard of five years ago, the up-and-coming neighborhood’s newest resident Liholiho is serving up Michelin-recommended eats at its sunny, Island-inspired digs. Plates include Tuna Poke, Roasted Octopus and Manila Clams with Coconut Curry.
Small plates from ricotta pancakes to red trout are served dim-sum style on roaming carts.
State Bird Provisions
Come for one of the busiest and most in-demand brunches in The City, stay for the gorgeous hardwood-clad space.
This pocket-sized Italian food powerhouse delivers some of the most comforting and perfectly executed thin crust pizzas and small bites in town.
Locally sourced California-Mediterranean dishes are served with the backdrop of cult to classic films.
Try the Navy Grog, but really (if you love Tiki bars as much as we do) you can’t go wrong with anything from their extensive menu. With an international reputation and a James Beard award, pirate-themed Smuggler’s Cove is the place for a rum drink to enjoy with yer mateys.
Live Jazz, a dozen oysters, delightfully indulgent and carefully crafted cocktails housed in a turn of the century saloon. Come for the atmosphere, stay for the unicorn juice.
While an assortment of delightful Oaxacan small plates at this Russian Hill hotspot are arguably enough to bring crowds to the door, it is the impeccable mezcal cocktails that keep us coming back.
There aren’t many relics of old San Francisco around these days, but this unironic ode to all things kitsch is a welcome escape from huckleberry-infused artisanal cocktails taking over the world.
Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe
Grab a seat at Trick Dog’s converted warehouse that serves craft cocktails and a rotating menu of small bites.
Serving up flavorful, artisanal coffee and an edited menu of quality bites at its five SF locations, Réveille’s is perfect for every kind of morning, from creative brainstorming to a quick bite.
Enjoy coffee made with house-roasted beans, freshly baked pastries, and Irish-inspired drinks at Andytown’s sunny and inviting Outer Sunset digs.
Brave the line at one of Boba Guys’ six locations around the city for quality boba milk tea made from heirloom leaves and organic milk. We promise it’s worth the wait.
One of our favorite spots for inspired community oriented design, this stunning space features a lovely garden in the back along with some of our favorite handmade goods, jewelry and apparel.
Hop over to the East Bay for a spring afternoon of swimming, fishing, and picnicking at Lake Temescal. Reopening in the Spring and conveniently protected from the wind, the Lake is a secret oasis of nature in the city.
If you close your eyes as you sip on a freshly-brewed cup of green tea and sink into the warm waters of the communal baths, you might just think you’ve been transported to the foot of Mt. Fuji or a ryokan in Kyoto. Onsen SF provides a restful and invigorating experience with communal baths in a beautifully designed space. The modern spa also serves small, refreshing bites that are seasonally inspired and locally sourced.
For some of the most exciting people watching in town, or just enjoying the occasional sunny afternoon in San Francisco, we’ll rarely pass the opportunity to spend a few hours at this Mission District gem.
Mission Dolores Park
Visit the eerily beautiful ruins from the former glass and iron encased salt water swimming pools.
Head to the northwest corner of San Francisco for an in-city getaway full of breathtaking views of the Bay, walking trails, rocky beaches, and nature as far as the eye can see.