San Francisco

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San Francisco: Zachary’s Pizza

Location: 5801 College Ave., Oakland, CA http://www.zacharys.com Zachary’s pizza is the BEST!!! Or, so I’ve heard from everyone who lives or has ever lived in SF, but alas, it was closed due to the Easter holiday. Boo urns….I will have to wait until next time I’m in SF to try the famous deep-dish pizza!

Bijan Bakery and Cafe, San Jose, CA

Location: 170 S. Market St. Suite 110, San Jose, CA Cost: ranges from $1.50 + http://www.bijanbakery.com After a much needed breakfast at Il Fornaio, we remembered (from having passed by it the night before), that Bijan Bakery had a magnificent array of desserts and pastries and both agreed we had only enough room to share … Continue reading

Il Fornaio, San Jose, CA

Location: 302 South Market St. San Jose, CA Cost: less than $30 for two http://www.ilfornaio.com Redemption, baby! Il Fornaio was easily the best breakfast we had on our trip. After barely eating the day before we were ecstatic over the prospect of breakfast! The Hotel Montgomery‘s desk clerk suggested we breakfast at Il Fornaio which … Continue reading

Blue Front Cafe, San Francisco, CA

Location: 1430 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA Cost: avg $8 http://www.bluefrontcafe.com I’ve declared this the worst food day during our whole San Francisco journey. Our breakfast consisted of toasted bagels with (albeit pretty good) Trader Joe’s strawberry jam and tea made from the last remaining tea bag in our relative’s cupboard. Our Japanese Tea Garden … Continue reading

Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park, SF

Location: Tea Garden Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive San Francisco, CA Hours: Garden: Daily 8:30-6:30 Gift shop/tea house: Daily 10:30-4:30 Cost: Entry free: $4 pp Tea: less than $10 for two. Golden Gate park is HUGE. You can tell when you look at those terribly off-scale tourist maps and find that a significant … Continue reading

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