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It's an okay place to sit and rest, but I'm not a fan of the nineties take on old street lamps they've commissioned as sculptures. It's hot on a summer day and cold and uncomfortable to sit around winter. There are plenty better places to rest while shopping in the area.
Beautiful, historic venue. Especially my favorite during Christmas season for The Nutcracker ballet. Also wonderful during the SF Ballet performance season.
Beautiful. Feel like you're in your own pastoral English film on this estate. Perfect for picnicking, strolling, walking the dog or lounging at the cafés on the grounds. It's romantic and makes one consider moving to London.
Quaint, clean, comfortable and quite the getaway from London. Three cottages, 200 years old, are set within a countryside just out of Norwich and minutes by car from seaside villages Cromer and Sheringham. It's peaceful, pastoral and run by two hardworking, hospitable owners Ian and Lily. More information here: http://churchfarmcottagesnorfolk.co.uk/
It's good! But is it 1.5-hours-worth-the-wait good? You can decide how dedicated a fan you are, but for me this place is only worth the wait when out of towners want the experience. Great French toasts made from a variety of breads. My favorite is the cranberry orange French toast made with egg whites. Their omelettes are inspirational and worth attempting at home (to save you the wait in line). Coffee is bottomless and the tiny restaurant is Martha Stewart-quaint and sunny right across from Washington Square. Come here for a tasty breakfast, at leisure, and for the novelty.
It rained last night and my craving for a hot bowl of noodle soup was met at Pho Vi Hoa. It appeared there were many others with the same craving. Every table was filled with steam rising from bowls of many noodle-soup varieties. I went with the Pho Ga, a small bowl ($8) which for even a pregnant appetite like mine was well satisfied. We also ordered the fresh spring rolls, goi cuon ($6.25/4 rolls), filled with fresh vegetables, pork and shrimp which came with a savory dip of peanut and fish sauce. As we slurped down our rainy-day comfort, the diners kept flowing in. This is definitely a great place to warm up on cold days or to tend to a cold. The place isn't fancy and the bathrooms could use more attention. It's an in-then-out kind of place. Delicious Vietnamese drinks as well, my favorite being the sour plum in club soda which is served large here.
The falafel is fantastic! Then the flaky filo dough'd baklava, walnut and pistachio. And if you lean toward more tahini than lemon in your hummus like myself, you'll like the hummus and babaganoush here. The owner is a friendly local of many years who really treats you like you're in his own home. When we ate here, he made a round through the dining area and passed out hot mint tea, on the house. It's the little things, and of course the frittered falafels which will have me returning here for certain.
Locally sourced ingredients and organic whenever possible probably justifies the premium prices, but it still won't break the bank compared to neighboring restaurants. The space is lively and the service is good. The tacos satisfy, but I really love the jicama salad with avocados and pomelo – which isn't badly priced at $7. There's inside and outside seating, making for a great affordable spot to dine by the bay.
A good place to lunch, have coffee and dessert and connect face to face. The Black Forest ham and Brie sandwich with tomatoes, lettuce, and capers served on a no-nonsense baguette is a great choice for someone who isn't usually into sandwiches. Creamy and rich with Brie and a salty caper in every other bite keeps the entire length of the meal interesting. The baguette is fresh, not for weak mandibles but yielding just enough as a great sandwich should. There's a breakfast menu, salads, wraps, entrées, pie, coffee cake, milkshakes and fresh squeezed juices. Free wifi and lots of tables inside and out, but no plugs to keep you stationed here all day.
My first time here, and I just want a place to sit down and sip on hot chocolate without whipped cream. Frothy and chocolatey, exactly what I wanted. Lots of pastries in the glass case from cookies to cakes. In the backdrop is a bakery. Lots of parents toting kids just out of school, treating them to snacks. It's a cafe as well with several tables inside and a few on the sidewalk. While it's ideal for reading the morning paper, it's less of a laptop hangout. I'll come back to try the pastries at another time.
Brunch on a Saturday morning here is busy and for good reasons. The menu renders diners indecisive with delicious sounding options. I spotted what I wanted and stuck with it until the server (who was a little 'out-to-lunch') took our orders. My buttermilk fried chicken spiced with jalapeños served with scrambled eggs and gravy over biscuits disappeared into my stomach without a trace on my plate. The side roasted potatoes were stolen off my plate by a friend and I snuck forkfuls of an herbaceously spiced chickpea salad off another's. Orange juice and pomegranate mimosas are the brunch beverage on offer and if this were not a childbearing crowd, the bottomless mimosas may have been the choice.
A burger from In-N-Out speaks a thousand words. From the grilled crispy interior of the bun to the ever-present cheese with every bite, fast food and budget dining at its best.
I've had mediocre to bad wonton noodle soup in China town but here's a place worth a bowl. The menu is simple and cheap and there's often a wait. Get the shrimp and pork wonton noodle soup for $4.30. The dumplings are bouncy and the egg noodles toothsome. This isn't a fancy joint. It's basic and two can eat for $10-15, including tip.