Pork Store Cafe serves the kind of food you’d eat if you needed to bulk up for a movie role the “wrong way”. The food is very hearty and also very delicious, and the vibe is very laid back. The pancakes at brunch are the way to go, or the eggs in a nest if you want savory. Hit it for breakfast - even a really early once since they open at 7 - or brunch.
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Kate’s Kitchen in the Lower Haight is a breakfast spot with oddly-named dishes like the Flanched Flarney Garney.
Head to Kezar Pub in the Haight-Ashbury to watch soccer and eat some wings on a Saturday afternoon.
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Quinn’s Lighthouse in Oakland serves cocktails, seafood, and burgers in an over 100-year-old lighthouse overlooking the water.
Tosca Cafe has been around forever, serving food and their boozy house “cappuccinos” in a dark, loud space.
Berkeley’s Chez Panisse is famous for starting the whole "farm-to-table" movement, and it's still doing an incredible prix fixe menu.
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The Californian-Mediterranean food at Lark in the Castro might be geographically inaccurate, but it tastes pretty great.
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