We had the luck of being able to stay at a friend’s place (thank you Ryan!) during our visit to San Francisco. The studio was located in Outer Sunset District right near the ocean. A 10-minute walk took us to the very last muni-stop on the Judah line. That gave us the opportunity to discover some more local areas of San Francisco. There were some nice breakfast spots serving delicious coffee and a breakfast sandwich that had the ambition to get you through the day. Also a bike rental that actually had good looking quality bikes and a pizza place that had french fries as a starter on the menu. During the trip we noticed every self-respecting coffee bar or concept store had its own t-shirts for sale.
So our top 5 recommendations after a few days in San Francisco:
- Have a breakfast sandwich in Devil’s Teeth Baking Company (or beignets on Sundays) and a take away coffee in Andytown Coffee Roasters, both in Outer Sunset.
- Rent bikes at Swell Bicycles and take a ride from Outer Sunset through The Golden Gate Park to the Golden Gate Bridge and back following the scenic route along the ocean, with a sunset view at Sutro Baths near the Cliff House.
- Stroll around Mission District, have a glass of wine and an American cheese flight at Mission Cheese, drop by McSweeney’s pop-up shop (the SF-based publishing company founded by Dave Eggers), visit Bi-Rite neighborhood food market and shop for beautiful clothes and souvenirs by local artists at BellJar.
- Climb Coit Tower from the city center and down the Greenwich Steps towards the bay.
- Visit Alcatraz aka The Rock.