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Top store recommendations from locals

Bakery
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“Millennials love to stand in lines. Go mid-morning on weekdays to avoid long lines. But, the food is well worth it! Riches beyond your wildest dreams: butter-golden pains au chocolat, cappuccinos with ferns drawn in dense foam and croque monsieurs turbo-loaded with ham, two kinds of cheese and béchamel. Don't be dismayed by the inevitable line out the door – it moves fast – but be aware that lolling in Dolores Park is the only possible post-Tartine activity.”
  • 501 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Stop by here on your way to and back from Dolores Park for some of the best ice cream this city has to offer. Try the Salted Caramel!”
  • 317 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“In central SF - and near SF MOMA, Metreon and Yerba Buena park so you can split up and do a variety of things and come back together for lunch and dinner.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee roaster. You can book classes on how to roast as well as tasting classes! ”
  • 202 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Customized blends, it is one of the favorite coffee houses founded in the Mission District. ”
  • 201 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Incredible local bakery. Serves the local favorite pie (pizza) of the day by the slice or by the pie. Super delicious. ”
  • 139 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Many come for the four barrel coffee, but this place is all about the bread. Josey Baker is a bread genius. Buy it by the slice or by the loaf. The line can get long, but it moves quickly.”
  • 191 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Locally famous hefty fried chicken sandwiches & classic desserts. insider tip: expect long lines.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Known for their cappuccino, espresso & Affogato. They also have excellent pastries to go with the coffees. I recommend the croissants- many are sold out by 10 am. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Beautiful and spacious, is one the favorite coffee shops to make a stop while strolling through Valencia Street.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Voted best ice cream every year for forever. Check out their Filipino flavors.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Museum
“A hidden gem of Silicon Valley. Not many locals even know of this amazing flower garden estate from history. It is now maintained as a historic sight & in good shape for sightseeing. Don't miss this place if you're in town.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“If you love good coffee and unique doughnuts (passion fruit, anyone?), check this place out.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is the BEST coffee in the city! We are total coffee snobs, and Philz can't be beat. It's a local chain and this Noe Valley location is right across the street from a local park. If you try to get into a Philz Coffee downtown you'll wait in line... at this location it's rare to wait more than 5 mins. It's a nice walk down 24th street, and takes about 10 mins from our guest suite. We highly recommend trying the Soooo Good and Philharmonic blends. Ask for cinnamon in the pour over cone, you won't be disappointed.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Reputed to be “the best bagels on the West Coast”. Well, I think there might be decent bagels in SoCal - but you can’t walk there in 5 minutes on your way to grabbing a BART train to San Francisco!”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Arizmendi Bakery specializes in morning pastries, artisan breads and gourmet pizza. Located in the Inner Sunset, just two blocks from Golden Gate Park.”
  • 122 locals recommend