Exploring San Francisco
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Hey, Gogobotters! We're throwing an SF Pro Party at Mr. Smith's on Nov 13 (RSVP here if you're a Pro: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8378707941) and I am looking for recommendations for great post-bar eateries in downtown SF. What are your favorite late-night noms?
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- Coffee Bar101 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104recommended Coffee BarCute little spot for a cup of coffee in the morning before heading to work. They are relatively crowded during the morning rush, but the quality of the coffee remains outstanding. Staff is super ... read morefriendly and if you do only go once, get the Havana Latte! Mmmmm!!.Comment.2 months ago. ReportKevin Chen
Since people have already mentioned Philz and Blue Bottle, I would swing by this place. There's another one on Montgomery/Sutter. =)
- Philz Coffee4023 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Check out Coffee Cultures in the Financial District, open about 3 months, really good!
- Blue Bottle Coffee - Ferry Building1 Ferry Building Shop #7, San Francisco, CA 94111recommended Blue Bottle Coffee - Ferry BuildingRecommended for:
- Bi-Rite Creamery3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
- Sightglass Coffee270 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103recommended Sightglass CoffeeGreat coffee in a very cool space. They roast their coffee on site, and have a number of different blends. Cappuccinos are beautifully made. Big windows and skylights flood the space with light, even ... read moreon a foggy day. A hotspot for SF's tech scenesters.
- Philz Coffee3101 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110recommended Philz CoffeePhilz coffee is awesome! The baristas are pretty cool here and can help you find what type of coffee flavor your are looking for since the menu can be a bit overwhelming if you are not familiar with ... read morethe different roasts that they offer. I would recommend to order any of their coffees that adds a little of mint to it. It adds a touch of more flavor to the coffee.
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One of my favorite places is Bello Coffee in Glen Park.
- Coffee Cultures225 Bush Street, San Francisco, Californiarecommended Coffee CulturesI saw that this place opened on a food blog, so I had to check it out. I love checking out new spots since there are so many spots in FiDi. They have almond milk here! :O yes, the soy or almond milk ... read morereplacement will cost you extra ($0.50). They also have a pour over. I got an almond milk latte for about $4.50. They brew Counter Cultures coffee here, which is different for me. I loved the almond milk latte :) I'll be back to try the froyo!
- Four Barrel Coffee375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CArecommended Four Barrel CoffeeDelicious coffee! I've had 4B coffee served by another cafe, so I'm glad to find a 4B near where my friend and I were waiting to be seated for brunch. I loved the latte! Great place to study and get ... read moresome work done. There's some seats outside too for beautiful days in SF. They roast their coffee beans in-house! Check it out inside! Pretty neat!
- Blue Bottle Coffee66 Mint Street, San Francisco, CArecommended Blue Bottle CoffeeSome of the best coffee in the country. BB coffee takes their business and product very seriously, maintaining the integrity of their product. I wish they had one in Hawaii :)Recommended for:Stephanie Nicole
This is the best coffee in SF IMHO, Keane! Enjoy!! ;)
- Globe290 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CArecommended GlobeOther than The Brazen Head, there really are not that many late dining options in San Francisco. It's really a shame, as I am a huge fan of stuffing my face late at night. I love being in countries ... read morelike Argentina and Spain where you can drop in for dinner after 10 and not get that evil eye from the waitstaff or that glare from the kitchen. Or you can do what we did and walk in at 5:45 and be the only patrons in the entire room. Yes, I do love late night dining, but there are times when an early meal works best. Globe offers you both. The doors open early and you are greeted by a full bar and a crowd pleasing menu offering everything from thin crust pizzas to hearty steaks and mouth watering pastas. The cocktails are fantastic and the wine list complete. This little gem of a restaurant is fast becoming one of my favorites. And not just because I can stuff my face and go to sleep on a full stomach. If you arrive right at 6:00, you will find plenty of free street parking.Recommended for:
- The Brazen Head Restaurant3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123recommended The Brazen Head RestaurantThis is a moochers paradise. Are you one of "those" who routinely mooch off your friends. Are you finding that it's increasingly more difficult to mooch? Well The Brazen Head may be the place for you. ... read moreJust tell your friends you want to treat them for a night out and bring them here. When the check comes out, slap your American Express Platinum card on the table and wait for your server to say "Sorry, we only accept cash and ATM cards". Those words are like music to a mooches ears. They do not take reservations, so our plan of attack was to meet up with another couple for an early 6:30 dinner and beat the crowds. Not a problem scoring a nice table for four in the back. Our server was simply awesome, as she was super friendly and made sure all our needs were met. She made sure to check in often and offered helpful food suggestions. Speaking of the food, it's nothing fancy. It's simple but well prepared fare that will make any stomach a happy stomach. The atmosphere is part of the appeal. Resting on a street corner, there is no signage announcing where you are. The bar area is warm filled with locals who walk in at the end of the day who drink and share stories. A very casual atmosphere that doesn't pretend to be something that it isn't. Fine dining this is not, but if you are searching for a low profile spot where you can mingle with the locals and greeted warmly by tasty cocktails, great food and super awesome service then head here.Recommended for:Luxury TravelersRene
The one thing that frustrates more than anything else about San Francisco is the lack of (truly) late night dining and eatery options. But with that being said, there are two that stand out. The Brazen Head in Cow Hollow and Globe (FiDi), both serve their full menu late and have decent bars. Brazen Head has a few quirks that I like. 1. It's unmarked and has no signs on the exterior of the restaurant and 2. It's history as the only restaurant that could accommodate the members of the Rolling Stone after a show (a couple of decades ago).
Another thing, both these places (for whatever reason) are never packed full and you can pretty much get in without a reservation.
- Lers Ros Thai730 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CArecommended Lers Ros ThaiIn the last year or so, Lers Ros has steadily risen to the top of my favorite restaurants list. I really think it's the best Thai in San Francisco. I often order the food in, but I find myself eating ... read moreat the restaurant quite often too. This is the place to go for real Thai food, not overly sweet, overly fish-sauced, and spicy enough to have me mopping my brow and shoveling the rice in as fast as I can. Beloved dishes include the curry puffs, fried sun-dried beef "jerky", green curry with fish paste, silver noodles, Poh Tak (Tom Yum with seafood) soup, spicy noodle soups, and favorite of all favorites and the most delicious dish ever: the whole steamed sea bass in a sweet and sour soup. Also, if you're not feeling up to a trip to the TL, they'll deliver for free, for a $15 minimum charge. Drool. Love this place.Recommended for:
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Hi Keane! How exciting! I LOVE SF! I highly recommend Nopa at 560 Divisadero St, downtown SF for late night libations as well as fabulous food. They are pretty popular so I'd recommend reservations even when going late, just in case. This is probably my favorite late-night eatery downtown! Don't forget to visit Blue Bottle Coffee in the morning to nurse the hangover lol! ;)