Clearly not a place for lactose intolerants, Mission Cheese functions just as well for a quick solo lunch as it does for something longer, larger, and probably boozier. Get a fancier than average grilled cheese (we’re partial to the California Gold), or go big with a cheese flight. Knowledgeable staff always have great recommendations, and if it’s that kind of meal, can recommend wine to go along with the board.
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Elda is a cocktail bar in the Mission that you should go to with a small group of friends to eat great Caribbean food.
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Head to Giordano Bros. in the Mission for huge sandwiches and a good place to watch sports.
We’re still on the lookout for a SoMa go-to, near the ballpark. Marlowe is a base hit but not a home run. (Clever, we know.)
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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Tartine Manufactory in the Mission is a huge operation with excellent pastries, coffee, and ice cream, and dinner as well.
Burma Love is a high-quality Southeast Asian option in the Mission. You might even be able to go without a reservation.
Head to Robin in Hayes Valley for excellent omakase that doesn’t involve burning all your money.
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