Pork Store Cafe serves the kind of food you’d eat if you needed to bulk up for a movie role the “wrong way”. The food is very hearty and also very delicious, and the vibe is very laid back. The pancakes at brunch are the way to go, or the eggs in a nest if you want savory. Hit it for breakfast - even a really early once since they open at 7 - or brunch.
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Sparrow Bar and Kitchen
Sparrow is an oasis in the Haight, with a great patio and excellent happy hour.
Toronado is a bar in the Lower Haight that only takes cash and has a large selection of beers.
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Bi-Rite by Dolores Park is technically a grocery store, but you should use it as a park picnic supplier.
Blue Barn Gourmet
Blue Barn’s Steiner St. venue has lots of seats and a partially-covered back section, and serves a familiar, solid menu of salads and sandwiches.
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The Californian-Mediterranean food at Lark in the Castro might be geographically inaccurate, but it tastes pretty great.
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