If you work around Civic Center and really need a break from staring at the same email for the fourth read-over, take a half hour and go to Bi-Rite Cafe right in front of City Hall. This small outpost has a bunch of outdoor seating for when the weather is nice and a menu of things like sandwiches and salads to get you through the rest of the day. We like the barbecue chicken sandwich on a dutch crunch roll, and if it’s been an especially long day, they have soft serve that you can eat while you wait for your lunch.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Civic CenterSee more
More American spotsSee more
Duarte’s Tavern in Pescadero makes simple American food, like artichoke soup and pork chops, that’s worth going out of your way for.
Suggested by our writers
Saigon Sandwich’s Sandwiches are $4 and pack a punch. They’re the best affordable lunch in the game.
Oren’s Hummus in SoMa serves Israeli food and is perfect for a casual business lunch with coworkers and clients.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more