Darwin Cafe has lots of bar seats and a few tiny tables, along with a kale salad you’ll actually be thinking about after you leave. The secret may well be in the prosciutto and cheese that come with it, but that’s neither here nor there. It’s still kale. The sandwiches and baguettes here are fresh and flavorful, and the muesli with tons of fresh fruit at brunch is one of the better ways to start your day.
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Square Pie Guys
Square Pie Guys in Soma is a great post-work spot for Detroit-style pizza, burger, and wings.
The Pink Elephant
The Pink Elephant in SoMa meets the bare minimum requirements for brunch. And a minimum security prison.
Prepare to pay a lot of money for some delicious raw things - like oysters and beef tartare - at Petit Marlowe in SoMa.
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Dandelion Chocolate Company
You can buy someone a gift from Dandelion in the Ferry Building or you can just get some hot chocolate for yourself. Your call.
Bix is an old-school American place down an alley in Jackson Square that feels like an old teamster clubhouse.
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Jane on Fillmore
Food for the Lululemon crowd, and for us too. Jane on Fillmore finely toes the line between healthy and delicious. If only they were open for dinner.
Blue Barn Gourmet
If you’re looking to be healthy - or at least feel like you’re being healthy - hit up Blue Barn.
One of the better lunch options in the Financial District, get Heyday into your midday rotation.
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