Restaurants

Top Choice Deli in North Beach & Chinatown

Molinari

Observe quasi-religious North Beach noontime rituals: enter Molinari, and grab a number and a crusty roll. When your number's called, wisecracking staff pile your roll with heavenly fixings: milky buffalo mozzarella…
Cafe in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Warming Hut

At the Warming Hut, wet-suited windsurfers and Crissy Field kite fliers recharge with fair-trade coffee, organic pastries and hot dogs while browsing field guides and sampling honey from Presidio honeybees. Ingeniou…
Deli in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Lucca Delicatessen

Open since 1929, this classic Italian deli is an ideal spot to assemble picnics for Marina Green. Besides perfect prosciutto and salami, nutty cheeses and fruity Chiantis, expect made-to-order sandwiches on fresh-ba…
Cafe in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Bio

Dietary constraints are no barrier to tasty, fast French fare here. Quiches and cookies are gluten free, split-pea soup is vegetarian, many sandwiches and soups are vegan and coffee is fair trade. Californian cranbe…
Cafe in North Beach & Chinatown

Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe

A boho North Beach holdout on Washington Sq, Mario's gave up smoking in the 1970s and turned to piping-hot panini. Generations of artistic movements have been fueled by Mario's oven-baked onion-focaccia sandwiches w…
Deli in Point Reyes Station

Cowgirl Creamery at Tomales Bay Foods

An indoor deli and marketplace in an old barn sells farm-fresh picnic items, including gourmet cheeses and organic produce. Reserve in advance for an artisanal cheese-maker’s demonstration and tasting ($5); watch th…
Cafe in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

Crown & Crumpet

In this cafe inside the New People emporium, designer style and rosy cheer usher teatime into the 21st century: girlfriends rehash hot dates over scones with strawberries, and dads and daughters clink porcelain cups…
Deli in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

Cheese Plus

Foodies, rejoice: here's one deli where they won't blink if you request aged, drunken chèvre instead of provolone on your sandwich. The specialty is classic grilled cheese, made with artisan fromage du jour, but for…
Cafe in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Emporio Rulli

Food is secondary to people-watching at this glass-pavilion cafe perched atop Union Sq – stake out a prime outdoor table and order snacks at the counter. On sunny days, this is a welcome midday stop for gelato, Ital…
Cafe in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Cafe Asia

During your visit to the Asian Art Museum, rest those weary legs on the sunny outdoor balcony here and let your taste buds do the trekking across Asia. Light lunchers may make do with dim sum, while hungry art afici…