Until the people who run Boba Guys figure out how to put boba into k-cups, we’ll be stuck waiting in line for it. Fortunately, the lines move pretty fast, to the point where you won’t even be able to tell your friends the story from the first bar you were at last night. On a normal day, we like the Thai tea, but if it’s actually hot out, the classic black tea is more refreshing in the heat.
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Hawker Fare SF
An Oakland original brings its A-game to the Mission. Hawker Fare is a restaurant we find ourselves at again and again.
Serious sushi types rave about ICHI in Bernal Heights. We like the sushi, but the cooked food is really where it’s at.
Son’s Addition is a neighborhood spot in the Mission that serves everything from charred octopus to a solid cheeseburger.
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20th Century Cafe
20th Century Cafe is a sunny corner spot in Hayes Valley with good eastern European food.
Nook is a solidly on-price, reliable neighborhood hang in Russian Hill. Even if they do weird things with granola.
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Tartine Manufactory in the Mission is a huge operation with excellent pastries, coffee, and ice cream, and dinner as well.
On average, the best bread bakery in the country can be found at Tartine Bakery in the Mission.
Lolo in the Mission is a fun Mexican spot with great margaritas that’s ideal for a weeknight dinner.
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