a la mere
San Francisco Guide
everywhere I love to eat, shop, and explore in the bay
*all my absolute fav spots are in B O L D
Where I live! Lovely historic neighborhood with great shopping, good restaurants, and beautiful houses.
Breakfast/ Coffee Shop
Alta Plaza and Lafayette are the two large parks in this neighborhood. Grab a blanket, some wine and snacks from Mollie Stone’s on California or Whole Foods on Franklin and have yourself a picnic. : )
The Fillmore - Iconic concert venue
Kabuki Movie Theater - movie theater that serves wine / food
Lyon Street Steps - great views overlooking the Marina
Mrs Doubfire house - corner of Steiner / Broadway
Walking house tour - walk down Pacific or Jackson towards Arquello
Kabuki Springs and Spa - bathhouse and day spa
Walk down Fillmore St from Pacific to Pine for the best shopping including:
Rag & Bone
Crossroads Trading (vintage)
Fun neighborhood close to the water. Everything is off two main streets Union & Chestnut. Lots of fun restaurants and shopping and nightlife on the weekends.
Little Gem - Entire menu is GF + lots of veg options
Roses Cafe - french bistro great for any meal + outdoor seating
Flores - best Mexican in the marina
Gamine - French
Tacko - fast casual Mexican
Blue Barn - fast casual salads + sandwiches
Blackwood - Thai
Souvla - fast casual
Chubby Noodle - good for groups + birthdays
Something Sweet : )
Fort Mason Center Farmers Market - Sunday Mornings 9:30-1:30pm
Off The Grid- Fort Mason Center - Friday evenings 5-10pm food trucks & live music
Fort Mason / “Frat Mason” - expect to be packed with 20somethings day drinking on the weekends
Chrissy Field - A former U.S. Army airfield, is a large open green with a beachfront and path that goes all the way to the bridge. Great place to run / walk and it is completely flat!
CorePower - Lombard
La Bouquet - Flower shop
Epicurean Trader - wine + beer + cheese shop
Funky neighborhood in the heart of the city with lots of new trendy brands and great restaurants.
Lunch / Dinner
Rand + Statler
An evolving neighborhood with strong Latino roots and a very hipster vibe. Lots of coffee shops, taquerias, one of a kind shops.
Lunch / Dinner
La Taqueria - no fuss BEST burritos / tacos
Gracias Madre - plant based Mexican food
El Techo - rooftop median / fun for drinks
Foreign Cinema - good for special occasion
Tartine - Bakery & Manufactory - expect long lines but worth it! Infamous SF bakery, great for breakfast and lunch
Media Noche - fast casual Cuban + cutest decor
SHOP - *most of the shops are on Valencia
Dandelion Choc - chocolate factory + shop
Black + Gold - best one of a kind home store
Other Notable Mentions
Kokkari (Jackson Square)- Kardashian and Mere approved greek restaurant $$$ great for special occasions
Elephant Sushi (Russian Hill) - great date spot, 3 locations but prefer the one on Hyde
Union Larder (Russian Hill) - Wine Bar across from Elephant Sushi on Hyde, put your name in at Elephant Sushi and head to Union Larder for a drink while you wait for your table
Sens (Embarcadero) - Rooftop restaurant w/ outdoor seating on Embarcadero
Leo Oyster Bar (Financial District) - fun place for drinks downtown very instagramy
Charmaines (Civic Center) -One of the few rooftop bars in SF, very vibey
Ferry Building (Embarcadero)- Artisan Marketplace on the Embarcadero lots of cute shops, trinkets, and food!
Rent bikes and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge
Painted Ladies (Alamo Square)
Alcatraz - *must reserve tickets in advance!
Napa, East Bay, Tahoe etc coming soon!
Hope you enjoy and please reach out with any questions!