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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The Pink Elephant
The Pink Elephant in SoMa meets the bare minimum requirements for brunch. And a minimum security prison.
Slice House (by Tony Gemigniani)
Let's accept that we, as a city, are being collectively screwed over by Tony Gemigniani. Especially at his Slice House.
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Head to Nightbird in Hayes Valley for a tasting menu that’s actually worth the price of admission.
Pork Store Cafe
The food at Pork Store Cafe in the Haight might not be good for you, but it’s definitely delicious.
If you’re looking for sandwiches and salads during work, head to Mendocino Farms in the Financial District.
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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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