The only directory you need. Discover the best places to eat, see and do in the area. (You can thank us later).
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Belga2000 Union Street
Everyone is serving brunch, but at this brasserie, the Belgian-California-hybrid food stands out. The frites and house-made sausages are our favourite reason to keep going back.
Roam Burger1785 Union Street
With a mission to use sustainable meats and produce, these grass-fed, free-range and all-natural meat burgers are reinventing an American classic. Opt for the Heritage burger and a Blue Bottle Coffee Shake.
Rose’s Café2298 Union Street
Go for the brunch, order the breakfast pizza and thank us later. With a place like this in the neighbourhood, there is no reason to leave.
Terzo3011 Steiner Street
Locally sourced ingredients reign supreme, and at Terzo, that is their specialty. Invite your friends and share small plates to get a taste of the diverse flavours – the hummus is a must.
Wrecking Ball2271 Union Street
You will remember this quaint spot as the coffeehouse with the golden pineapple wallpaper. Grab a seat at the bar, order a Karl and read the paper – our version of true bliss.
West Coast Wines
West Coast Wines2165 Union Street
With wines sourced from California, Oregon and Washington, local and regional flavours stand out. Order by the glass or the bottle with a variety of cheese that always pair perfectly.
Palmer's Tavern2298 Filmore Street
Cocktails and charcuterie are our after-work jam and this is the spot we frequent most. Their Happy Hour never disappoints.
Rapha Cycle Club San Francisco
Rapha Cycle Club San Francisco2198 Filbert Street
Although Rapha is most well known for its riding apparel, it is their café that kicks us into high gear. Coffee by Four Barrel and pastries by Starter Bakery – we will get to riding if that is the reward.
Crissy FieldFort Mason, Building 201
Windsurfing, picnic spots, beaches – it is all here. Take a walk along the natural marshlands or a bike ride along the promenade for idyllic views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Lafayette ParkGough & Washington Street
This grassy land is the perfect location for a full-contact day outside. Get in a workout, let Fido off-leash for a run and make a picnic (and eat it too).
Baker Beach1504 Pershing Drive
The views from this beach are worth an early start to beat the crowd. Run the steep sand stairs or just relax al fresco on the beach. After that, take a walk over to the cypress grove to cool off.
Marina Green Park
Marina Green ParkMarina Boulevard
Head to this park to check out the wave-actuated sculpture dubbed “Wave Organ”. It has lots of space for outdoor activities and offers a view of Alcatraz Island.
SF MOMA151 3rd Street
Museum of Modern Art galleries are always worth visiting. This newly opened rendition has an incredible collection of contemporary work and is not to be missed.
Fort PointLong Avenue & Marine Drive
Brush up on your history of the Pacific Coast at this free museum. Make sure to head through the Civil War era by candlelight – it brings an added ambience that you’ll be happy to have.
Lyon Street Steps
Lyon Street StepsBroadway & Lyon Street
Running stairs can be tough, but these ones are actually worth the 332 steps. The views at the top are unbeatable. Look out on SF Bay, Presidio Forest and the Palace of Fine Arts Dome.
The ExploratoriumPier 15, the Embarcadero at Green Street
Science centres are not only for kids (but you can bring them too). This spot is the perfect culmination of science, learning, human perception and fun – open late during the week too.
Anomie2149 Union Street
From soaps to pottery to candles, this spot has covetable home and skin care goods that will make you feel more like yourself with every use.
Juicy News2181 Union Street
Grab the latest publication of your favourite magazine here. They have all the classics and a few you didn’t know you needed. Happy reading.
Union Street Papery
Union Street Papery2166 Union Street
This elegant stationary locale has boutique vibes and a charming curation of paper goods. Find your pen pal now – the stationary is too nice not to send.
Browser Bookstore2195 Filmore Street
At this cozy locale, you will be sure to find the next piece of literature to give you those cozy-up-by-the-fire reading vibes.