American in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Rough-hewn recycled wood and a stone fireplace lend a ski-lodge aesthetic to this Fillmore St cafe, where Pacific Heights locals recover from hangovers with made-to-order breakfasts, hunch over laptops with salads and sandwiches, and gab fireside with warm-from-the-oven cookies and hot cocoa. It's nothing special, but it does the trick.