Black Jet Baking Co. makes great breakfast pastries, like morning buns and pumpkin bread, that are perfect when you’re not in the mood for a full sit-down breakfast. If it’s a sunny day in Bernal Heights, we like to pop in here to grab something to snack on before a hike around the neighborhood.
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Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack
Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack in Bernal Heights does amazing old-school Italian in a space that feels like a 1990s time capsule.
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Ritual Coffee Roasters
Use Ritual in Hayes Valley for an intense coffee run and maybe a croissant. It's a good place to do some work, but they don't have wifi.
Twisted Donuts and Coffee
You can get plain donuts in a gas station, but if you want much better options, check out Twisted Donuts and Coffee in the Sunset.
Bakesale Betty in Temescal makes the best fried chicken sandwich in Oakland, if not the world.
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Tartine Manufactory in the Mission is a huge operation with excellent pastries, coffee, and ice cream, and dinner as well.
El Rio in Bernal Heights is one of our old reliables - especially with it’s excellent outdoor space.
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