SAN FRANCISCO - where we ate
We only spent two days in San Francisco, but we still tried to check out most of the places we researched before leaving.
On our first morning, we decided to drive from our hotel to 20th Century Cafè, a cute and cozy spot located on 198 Gough Street. Since this was our first day in the city and we were starving, we decided to try almost everything on the menu, a decision that we did not regret! From salty bagels, to yogurt with fresh fruit and granola or their famous layered cake (which was delicious) this café is definitely on top of our list for a satisfying breakfast or even a coffee break.
On our second day, we decided to wake up early again to catch sunrise at the Golden Gate and then we headed to Plow. We found this place on Instagram the night before, since we were in the mood for a big brunch we decided to check it out. After parking the car the first thing we noticed was the long line outside the place (even if it was raining!). We realized it was definitely worth the wait as we started eating their signature “the plow” breakfast which consisted of eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes... and much more!
COFFEE & TREATS
A place we were really excited to try was The Mill, but considering that we always have the worst luck, it was closed during the time that we were in San Francisco. Famous both for its coffee and fresh baked bread, this is the one place everyone was insisting we’d go to! We haven’t had the chance to try it (a good reason to go back to San Francisco, I guess), but we still suggest you do so, since a lot of people we trust kept recommending it!
Sightglass is a must stop for a good cup of coffee and (this is a tip for all the instagrammers reading this) the one located in the Mission District has some beautiful tiles that you don't want to miss for a #fromwhereistand photo! And, overall, it's a really great café to just sit down and relax.
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, well known for creating cruffins, which are croissants baked like muffins, was our favorite place for pastries. It also features a big “I Got Baked in San Francisco” neon sign on the wall, which you might’ve seen on instagram. The smell of fresh baked goods and the delicious flavor of each one of them definitely makes this place a must “decadent” stop in The City By The Bay.
LUNCH & DINNER
We haven’t had the best luck when it came to our main meals in San Francisco, and besides an average dinner in the Castro district and a quick lunch at a Japanese restaurant, the one below is the only place worth writing about:
Located right next to Sightglass, Central Kitchen was our favorite lunch spot in SF. The chef creates different dishes every day, inspired by local ingredients. All of the dishes are extremely healthy and delightful. The space, as you can tell by the pictures, is beautifully decorated and we loved sitting there appreciating the food and the vibe.