Bernie’s is the gold standard of neighborhood coffee shops. If you find yourself sitting here working on your latest novel about Jane Goodall’s secret life as a house DJ, you’ll notice that everyone seems to know each other. But this place isn’t just a community meet-and-greet. Aside from the strong coffee, the wifi is undoubtedly better than your own home’s, so you’re all set when you inevitably need to research what Jane would use as a stage name.
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Vive La Tarte
Vive La Tarte in Noe Valley has you covered for all your fancy breakfast pastry needs.
Easy Breezy in Noe Valley is another yogurt shop that puts enough faith in people to serve their own frozen yogurt.
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20th Century Cafe is a sunny corner spot in Hayes Valley with good eastern European food.
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Verve Coffee Roasters
Verve has a very nice space in the Castro and solid coffee and sandwiches too.
When you need a break from your cubicle in the Financial District, take solace in avocado toast or a salad from Mazarine.
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