Top Choice Cafe in San Diego

Fig Tree Cafe

You'll queue at the weekends for this laid-back outdoor cafe housed in an old cottage. Eat breakfast, brunch and lunch in the leafy garden area or patio, with heaters for cooler months. Our favorites are the stacked…
Top Choice Deli in Ventura

Paradise Pantry

On the cafe side of Paradise Pantry you can grab a sandwich, soup, cheese or meat plate in a quietly buzzing atmosphere. On the deli side, you can stock up on supplies for a beach or Channel Island picnic (sandwiche…
Top Choice Cafe in Quincy

Pangaea Cafe & Pub

Like a stranger you feel you’ve met before, this earthy spot feels warmly familiar, all the more lovable when you consider its commitment to serving local produce. Choose from regional beef burgers, salmon sushi, a …
Deli in Point Reyes Station

Cowgirl Creamery at Tomales Bay Foods

An indoor marketplace in an old barn sells picnic items, including gourmet cheeses and organic produce. Reserve a spot in advance for the artisanal cheesemaker’s demonstration and tasting ($5); watch the curd-making…
Cafe in Jenner

Café Aquatica

This is the kind of North Coast coffee shop you’ve been dreaming of: fresh pastries, fog-lifting organic coffee and chatty locals. The expansive view of the Russian River from the patio and gypsy sea-hut decor make …
Top Choice Cafe in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Little Flower

An adorable, locally loved cafe set just a mile over the Colorado Bridge from Old Town. They make banh mi sandwiches with chicken, roast beef or tempeh, as well as bowls stuffed with such things as dahl, raita, curr…
Deli in North Beach & Chinatown


Grab a number and a crusty roll, and when your number rolls around, wise-cracking deli staff in paper hats will stuff it with translucent sheets of prosciutto di Parma, milky buffalo mozzarella, tender marinated art…
Top Choice Cafe in Ukiah

Schat’s Courthouse Bakery & Cafe

Founded by Dutch bakers, Schat’s makes a dazzling array of chewy, dense breads, sandwiches, wraps, big salads, dee-lish hot mains, full breakfasts and homemade pastries.
Deli in Santa Monica

Wexler's Deli

Chef Micah Wexler has worked at some of the top kitchens in town, but his newest venture gets back to basics, with old-school Jewish deli classics. Whether you get house-smoked fish (lox, whitefish, sturgeon) on a b…
Cafe in Healdsburg


At the vanguard of locavore eating, the Shed integrates food at all stages of production, milling its own locally sourced grain flours, fermenting vinegars and kombucha from local fruit, and growing its own produce.…