San Francisco, CA
Home to the Golden Gate Bridge, major tech companies, and the largest Chinatown outside of Asia - it is no mystery why San Francisco has fostered such a diverse food scene that makes it a great place for foodies. Check out our restaurant guide for places to eat while you are in San Francisco!
Written by Christina Potenza
BREAKFAST + BRUNCH
Craftsman and Wolves ($$)
Craftsman and Wolves is a modern cafe in San Francisco that you definitely want to check out if you are looking for a delicious + quick breakfast! They offer a variety of baked goods and breakfast items to choose from but if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind breakfast try the rebel within! This savory muffin has Asiago, sausage, and green onions inside. If you cut it in half you will also find a soft cooked egg in the center! YUM.
Address: 1598 Yosemite Ave San Francisco, CA 94124
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7Am-3PM, Sat+Sun: 8AM-2PM
The Kitchen Story ($$)
A more rustic venue to enjoy a delicious breakfast is Kitchen Story! Their menu is full of breakfast comfort foods like stuffed deep fried french toast that you aren’t going to want to miss. They do get busy so you are going to want to try to arrive early if you are trying to avoid the wait! If you love bacon you are going to want to be sure to try their bacon flight as well.
Address: 3499 16th St San Francisco, CA 94114
Hours: Sun-Thu: 8AM-2:30PM + 5PM-9:30PM, Fri: 8AM-3PM + 5PM-10:30PM, Sat: 8AM-3PM+5PM-10:30PM
Sweet Maple ($$)
Sweet Maple is a laid-back + unpretentious restaurant that serves some of the best breakfast in San Francisco! With a menu full of breakfast classics with a bit of an Asian twist you will find innovative versions of all of your breakfast favorites that you are bound to enjoy!
Address: 2101 Sutter St San Francisco, CA 94115
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8AM-2:30PM, Sat+Sun: 8AM-3PM
Cracked and Battered ($$)
If you are craving comfort foods like chicken + waffles or pancakes, Cracked and Battered is the place for you! With sweet + savory options there are tons of things on the menu for you to enjoy! Another local favorite, you are going to want to arrive early to avoid a wait!
Address: 1434 18th St San Francisco, CA 94107
Open Daily: 8:30AM-2PM
COFFEE + TEA
Vive La Tarte ($$)
If you want coffee + a treat to go with it, head over to Vive La Tarte! They are off the beaten path compared to some other San Francisco cafes so it can be a quiet place to sit and relax for a while. With delicious coffees + even more delicious scones and croissants to go with them, you are going to want to make a stop at Vive La Tarte!
Address: 1160 Howard St San Francisco, CA 94103
Open Daily: 8AM-5PM
Reveille Coffee Co. ($)
Reveille Coffee Co.’s modern venue makes for a beautiful and aesthetic place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee when you need mid-morning pick me up. With a lot of drink options + a decent sized breakfast menu you are going to want to stay the entire day!
Address: 4076 18th St San Francisco, CA 94114
Open Daily: 7AM-6PM
Steap Tea Bar
If you love tea you are going to want to make a stop at Steap Tea Bar! Located in San Francisco’s Chinatown, there will be plenty of other things for you to explore while you are in the neighborhood! Their menu is packed full with just about every kind of tea that you can imagine so regardless of what your preferences are, you will find something to drink at Steap!
Address: 827 Sacramento St San Francisco, CA 94108
Hours: Mon-Fri: 12PM-8PM, Sat: 12PM-9PM, Sun: 12PM-7PM
The Bird ($)
The Bird is the ultimate sandwich shop for anyone who loves fried chicken! The chicken used in their sandwich is always free-range + served on a fresh baked bun made by a local baker every morning! The chicken is coated in their berbere spice blend (it can be done either classic style or spicy depending on your mood) and topped with a house-made apple slaw that is made fresh daily!
Address: 115 New Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94105
Hours: Mon-Wed: 7:30AM-9PM, Thu+Fri: 7:30AM-10PM, Sat: 9AM-8PM
Lou’s Cafe ($$)
For a casual mid-afternoon lunch, be sure to stop by Lou’s Cafe! Their menu has a variety of different sandwiches + salads to choose from like the Chicken Pesto, Turkey Cranberry, or Veggie-licious sandwiches! With delicious breads on all of their sandwiches, you don’t have to worry about the bread getting soggy while you enjoy your sandwich.
Address: 5017 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94118
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8AM-7PM, Sat: 8AM-4PM
Noosh is a Mediterranean cafe + if you are looking for a nice spot to enjoy lunch, you should check it out! With a modern atmosphere and delicious food you aren’t going to want to miss out. Be sure to try one of their flatbreads while you are there!
Address: 2001 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94115
Hours: Mon-Sat: 11AM-10:30PM, SUn: 11AM-3PM
Hook Fish Co. ($$)
Hook Fish has a menu that features carefully + thoughtfully sourced seafood. They are prepared to tell you the story of the seafood that is in their kitchen, even going into as much detail as who it was that caught the fish! Whether you want seafood, tacos, or both you can find it on the menu at Hook Fish.
Address: 4542 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122
Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30AM-9PM, Sat+Sun: 9AM-9PM
Square Pie Guys
When you are in the mood for some pizza go over to Square Pie Guys! They serve Detroit-style pizza with a variety of unique flavor combinations in addition to the classics! In the mood for some wings? Try their Szechuan dry fried wings with the house-made cilantro lime crema! If you still have room for dessert, be sure to try the monkey bread baked using homemade pizza dough.
Address:1077 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours: Tue-Sat: 4PM-10PM
State Bird Provisions ($$$)
State Bird Provisions is a unique tapas bar with food served dim sum style. Curious about the most famous dish at state bird provisions? As the name suggests it’s the California state bird with provisions - or fried quail. No matter what else you get while you are there you are going to want to try it! State Bird Provisions is a very popular dinner spot in San Francisco so you are going to want to arrive at opening time or make reservations.
Address: 1529 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94115
Hours: Sun-Thu: 5:30PM-10PM, Fri+Sat: 5:30PM-11PM
At Saison all the cooking is done over an open wood fire that is lit at the beginning of the day + allowed to burn until closing time. They work with a select group of farmers, forgers, and fishermen to source their ingredients + it can be pricey but if you are looking for a nice date-night spot it is definitely worth the money.
Address: 178 Townsend St San Francisco, CA 94107
Hours: Tue-Sat: 5:30PM-9:30PM, Closed: Sun+Mon
Mourad Restaurant ($$$)
Mourad serves Moroccan food in in a venue modeled after a Moroccan mansion. Meals are served family style using fresh, local ingredients to blend the flavors of Morocco with those of Northern California. They also have a large drinks menu including a selection of creative house-cocktails.
Address: 140 New Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94105
Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30AM-10PM< Sat+Sun: 5PM-10PM
The Ice Cream Bar ($$)
If you are in the mood for ice cream after dinner (or you need an ice cream break in the middle of the day) stop by the Ice Cream Bar! This 1930s style soda fountain serves ice cream + sodas using locally sourced dairy and produce. All their sweet treats are made in-house, so try a sundae, milkshake, ice cream sandwich, or a scoop or two of your favorite flavor soon!
Address: 815 Cole St San Francisco, CA 94117
Hours: Sun + Mon, Tue + Wed: 12PM-10PM, Fri+Sat: 12PM-11PM, Closed: Tue
Chantal Guillon Macarons ($$)
With a bunch of different flavors of macarons when you go to Chantal Guillons, you are going to want to get more than just one flavor. These brightly colored treats are made using only natural colors + ingredients so you know that when you pick up an assortment of macarons that their vibrant hues come from using only the finest ingredients!
Address: 437 Hayes St San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours: Mon-Thu: 11AM-7PM, Fri+Sat: 11AM-7:30PM, Sun: 11AM-6PM
Sixth Course ($$)
Sixth Course is a boutique dessert shop that specializes in small-batch production of handmade truffles, french pastries, and organic gelato. Their selection is constantly changing so you will never know exactly what Sixth Course has in store for you. They source their dairy from farmers throughout Northern California and make sure that their chocolate is ethical + sustainable. Also all to-go materials are recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable and are made in the United States!
Address: 544 15th St San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours: Tue-Sat: 2PM-10PM, Closed Sun+Mon
Anchor Brewing Company ($$)
Dating back to the 1800s, Anchor Brewing Company has been a staple for beer-lovers in Northern California for over a century. Stop in to try one of their beers or take a tour to learn more about the interesting history of this brewery + the brewing process!
Address: 1705 Mariposa St San Francisco, CA 94107
Hours: Mon-Thu: 11AM-5PM, Fri-Sun: 11AM-6PM
Fort Point Beer ($$)
Located in San Francisco’s famous Ferry Building, Fort Point Beer is a great place to visit if you love local craft breweries! With a selection of more than 20 different beers, you are going to find a few beers that you want to try when you visit.
Address: Ferry Building Marketplace: 1 The Embarcadero Ste 54 San Francisco, CA 94105
Hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-8PM, Sat: 10AM-8PM, Sun: 11AM-6PM
Wattle Creek Winery ($$)
Wattle Creek Winery Tasting Room located in Ghirardelli Square strives to bring an authentic wine-country experience to San Francisco! This family-owned + operated winery doesn’t require reservations ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about planning ahead! With a large variety of wines to try, Wattle Creek Winery is a great place for any wine-lover to spend the afternoon.
Address: 900 N Point St San Francisco, CA 94109
Open Daily: 11AM-9PM
Seven Stills ($$)
Seven Stills is a local San Francisco distillery that makes both beer + whiskey. All of their whiskey is made using finished craft beers so you are getting a unique flavor unlike any other whiskey that you might have tried before! Don’t worry, the final product is still distinctly whiskey with an essence of its parent beer.
Address: 1439 Egbert Ave Unit C San Francisco, CA 94107
Hours: Wed-Fri: 4PM-10PM, Sat: 12PM-10PM, Sun: 12PM-8PM