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 Pawn Shop
The Pawn Shop is a “secret” tapas bar in SoMa with surprisingly good food hidden behind a fake pawn shop
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Pier 23 Cafe
The casual waterfront bar and restaurant on the Embarcadero makes burgers, salads, sandwiches, and stiff drinks.
Rose’s Cafe in Cow Hollow has great granola, pastries and an excellent breakfast pizza. Hit it in the morning for an outdoor breakfast.
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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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