Where: North Beach, San Francisco, CA (526 Columbus Ave between Union Street and Green Street)
A coffee roastery tells you everything about a coffee place, that these are dedicated people who take coffee seriously. You will be delighted by their deliciousness. This is especially true for Caffe Roma as it’s also family owned and the people here are really friendly. They make excellent and espresso drinks from the most authentic espresso, to a cappuccino, or in a warm sunny afternoon, an affogato that will sing into your day! They also carry sandwiches, pastries and biscotti, cookies.
The old fashion fans and the doors on both ends of the cafe makes refreshing crisp air flow. Brown and white photographs on walls, soccer memorabilia, oldie music, patrons who are reading a book, newspaper, or on laptops are all in this spacious but also intimate atmosphere. And TV (sound muted) is on all time with good sports games.
Caffe Roma makes North Beach a real Italian feel with a spin of true San Franciscan joy. And if drinking a cup is not enough to satisfy you, they have a great selection of beans that you can get to brew at home! My favorite is the Sicilian Gold with its dark, smooth and rich taste. You can also see the giant roasting machine by the front entrance.
Keywords: Excellent, NorthBeach, San Francisco, cafe, coffee, restaurantreview
Rating: Solid Good
Where: Mission, San Francisco, CA (3417 18th Street between Mission Street and Valencia Street)
Review: Linea redefines coffee and waffles. Their beans have (more…)
Rating: So so
Where: Mission, San Francisco, CA (3491 19th St cross Valencia Street)
Review: $4 for the horchata boba was still too (more…)
Where: Financial District, San Francisco, CA (25 Bush Street cross Sansome Street)
Review: So the coffee was pretty good, and the super dim light place is artistic at best, but you must know that the coffee was somewhat steep pricey and the pastries were not cheap either. A quick stop will cost you 8 bucks with $3.25 for a cap and rest for a pastry and tax.
Keywords: Financial District, San Francisco, okay, cafe, coffee
Rating: Solid Good
Where: Mission, San Francisco, CA (233 14th Street between South Van Ness Ave and Mission Street)
Review: Nice little cafe with setting that may be fitted a bit more on Valencia trendy hood than the autobody shops centric hood.
Opening day #2 (7/30/2013) they were (more…)
Where: Civic Center, San Francisco, CA (154 McAllister Street, between Hyde Street and Leavenworth Street)
Review: It’s a cute little eatery standing in an otherwise somewhat quiet hood. The space looks crisp, relaxing, chilling and a great place to grab a bite.
However, the Porchetta sandwich (more…)
Where: Mission, San Francisco, CA (2518 Mission Street, between 21st and 22nd)
Review: Same owner as downstairs Lolinda and while it has a similar feel of some of the dishes, it’s actually different intentionally.
Bottom line is if you are a serious foodie, go downstairs and grab a real drink and real deliciousness. If you are just looking for a good hangout spot and do not care as much about food and drink, head upstairs but be aware of the prices.
The rooftop is a big thing in San Francisco, especially in the Mission (more…)
Where: SOMA, San Francisco, CA (1582 Folsom St, corner of 12th Streetand Folsom Street)
Review: From the same owners of The Sycamore, signature food and drinks are served at the Willows.
The great part is it’s open for lunch.
Pork belly donuts with maple Makers Mark glaze were definitely have enough Makers Mark in the bottom of the bowl and the syrup made it a good kick.
The deviled eggs with Sriracha and smoked chili powder were refreshing.
Plenty of burgers and sliders. Beer battered fish, lamb and fried chicken were all pretty good. The fries were crisp.
It’s a full bar service if you so incline to grab a drink. This would be a good place for after work drinks, evening bites and hangout.
Keywords: sliders, makersmark, porkbelly, drinks, SOMA, sanfrancisco
Where: Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA (198 Gough Street, between Oak Street and Lily Street)
Review: Cute corner cafe for a light brunch or better yet, afternoon coffee / tea break to enjoy a conversation.
Food here, for now is mostly lighter style, not a lot of hot food and it gears towards chilled or room temperature eats, it give s a refreshing sense and especially with the lighter color-themed setting.
Krasinski Tortchen (layered Russian honey cake) was decent and honey-centric. It was not heavy nor was it too sugary. A good taste.
Cucumber yogurt soup was a bit light and almost watery. The taste was good though and just needed to be thicker.
The poppyseed lox was with a denser style bagel, fresh and delicious. The salmon was at good quality.
The drip coffee (Ethopian blend) was a bit too (more…)
Rating: Solid good
Where: Mission, San Francisco, CA (1550 Valencia Street and 16th Street)
Review: Great price for such substantial portion and delicious southern food, and strong drinks.
The style of cuisine is almost southern fusion, not TexMex but Californian fusion of southern food that uses fresh ingredients and gives a twist to the otherwise heavy dishes. The dishes tasted flavorful without the grease.
West of Manhatan (more…)