A friend recently asked if I was super excited to get out of San Francisco….to be DONE. Actually, I must separate the two. I’m ready to be DONE with treatment; however, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with San Francisco (a BIG Silver Lining)!
Between treatments and naps, I have eaten and walked my way through this town. I thought that I would take this opportunity to share my favorite spots with you (note that most revolve around eating!).
Murray Circle at Cavallo Point
601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker
Sausalito, CA 94965
This is a great spot right for brunch. The HOTY, Finally Five and I went there after a morning at the Children’s Discovery Museum right across the street. It’s a hop, skip and a jump across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Flour + Water
2401 Harrison Street
3560 18th Street
They are known for their award winning pesto (recipe is on their website).
2123 Fillmore Street
One of my favorite places for breakfast or lunch. They have the yummiest drinks and snacks. I love reading and writing here.
2125 Fillmore Street
Right next door to Jane is Citizen Cake. A fabulous place for lunch and goodies. It is a restaurant with a long history, but new to the Fillmore neighborhood.
561 Valencia Street
Eating the bread here is a heavenly experience!
Delfina or Delfina Pizzeria
3611 18th Street
1658 Market Street
They are known for their baked chicken and bread salad. Yes, you read that correctly: bread salad!
The Slanted Door
1 Ferry Building
Vietnamese/Asian fusion right on the water, in the Embarcadero
They have a strawberry and bread pudding dessert that I dream about. …and I’m not usually a bread pudding kind of gal.
Out the Door (Sister Restaurant of The Slanted Door)
2232 Bust Street
At the Ferry Building.
One of my all-time faves. It felt like the staff there became my personal cheerleading team. Plus the food is divine.
Boulette, by the way, is the chef/owner’s dog!
1911 Fillmore Street
2355 Chestnut Street
Sister restaurant of SPQR. Divine Pizza!
2298 Union Street
Charming for breakfast and lunch.
Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk Street
Fabulous for lunch. Plan on waiting…in a line that goes down the block! Totally worth it. I had the most FUN experience there talking with one of the brother-owners.
2765 Hyde Street (@ Beach)
Don’t ask what’s in the Irish Coffee. Just drink it and enjoy the special treat!
2534 Mission Street
Great vibe AND a film outdoors with dinner!
1999 Hyde Street
The BEST ice cream!
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925-1145
Love. Love. Love. Love. I even joined their “1st Edition Signed Book of the Month Club”. See what I mean about the love?
You can’t believe the authors they bring for literary luncheons. And the conferences are amazing as well.
There are several, but I frequented the ones on Chestnut Street and in Laurel Village
The are the “West’s Oldest Independent Bookstore”. I love their website as well.
261 Columbus Avenue
Classic. I’ve blogged about it here before and still love it!
There are actually more wonderful spots that I could probably come up with. Being in San Francisco for my radiation treatment has been the biggest Silver Lining experience for me. Thanks to the incredible food and extraordinary people, I feel as though I have begun a nurturing healing process, for which I am incredibly grateful!
The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.