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Caffe Greco

Address: 423 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA http://www.caffegreco.com Cost: Items range from $1.85 (water) to $7.95 (panini) Caffe Greco was another place we had walked past on the way to Union Square with the intention of coming back.   So, on Day 2 when we were looking for a place to have coffee, I was determined to … Continue reading

Osha Thai Noodle, San Francisco, CA

Location: 696 Geary Street San Francisco, CA Tel: 415.673.2368 This was still Day 1 of our San Francisco trip, and let me tell you, after walking for something like 8 hours since lunch, we were starving by the time we got to Osha (which was just below our hotel and meant a [thankfully] short journey … Continue reading


Location: Fisherman’s Wharf The sea-lions were an eye-ful (and an ear-ful) at Pier 39. Apparently there’s a “bush man” who hides behind these bushes and jumps out at tourists. He wasn’t there when we walked by..but his beer was chillin’. There’s another Boudin Sourdough bakery! This time with a baker in the window and a … Continue reading

Vital Tea Leaf, San Francisco, CA

Location: 1044 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA Cost: Free tea-tasting, but you leave spending more than you thought you would on tea! http://www.vitaltleaf.com/ As I sit here typing this, I occasionally take a sip of mango tea, reminding myself of our stop at Vital Tea-Leaf in SF’s Chinatown. After our grueling walk up and down … Continue reading

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA

Location: 900 North Point St., San Francisco, CA Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm | Friday – Saturday 10am – 9pm Sunday 10am – 6pm | Restaurant Hours Vary.Cost: FREE! (well, free sample square of Ghirardelli caramel chocolate to nibble on whilst perusing the crowded shop) http://www.ghirardelli.com/ After Cold Stone you’d think it absurd … Continue reading

Cold Stone, San Francisco, CA

Location: Fisherman’s Wharf 333 Jefferson Street (between Jones St & Leavenworth St) San Francisco, CA 94133 Cost: priceless! http://www.coldstonecreamery.com After a full day of walking around the city, I can’t tell you just how excited I was to be here! Decisions! Decisions! After a few (read: many) taste-tests, we finally decided on banana and french … Continue reading

Boudin Sourdough (Bakery & Cafe), San Francisco, CA

Address: 4 Embarcadero Center Justin Herman Plaza San Francisco, CA 94111 415-362-3330 Cost: $25 for two http://www.boudinbakery.com/ Our first food stop in San Francisco after a delayed flight, a miscommunication at the hotel about free breakfast and having eaten nothing but a green apple in the last few hours, was the Boudin Sourdough Bakery & … Continue reading

San Fran eats

Off to San Francisco tomorrow! Looking forward to some good great eats there! Also, on the back burner are my Hawaii restaurant reviews! From road-side banana bread to Mama’s Fish House! Yum!


Address: 97 Harbord Street, Toronto Phone: (416) 920-2186 Cost: Valentine’s Day special prix fixe menu at $35 pp Messis sports a minimalist, airy interior, definitely a good thing when seated elbow-to-elbow with love-sick couples on Valentine’s Day. We were lucky to score a reservation that wasn’t after 9! Although a prix fixe menu, Messis boasted … Continue reading