San Francisco is home to so many delicious (and instagramable) cafes and bakeries. It’s a haven for well designed spaces, serving scrumptious baked goods and really good coffee. I had so many recommendations from friends, and bakeries I visited did not disappoint. Each location had it’s own unique flavour and style, just like San Francisco.Mr Holmes Bakeshop
Probably the most well known cute bakery in San Francisco is Mr Holmes bakehouse. This can be attributed to their delicious baked goods, innovative recipes and super fun branding. You’ll find a line up outside for their Crussins (A Croissant Muffin) but everything else is available with no line up most of the time. There isn’t place to sit in this bakery, so we grabbed a box of treats, snapped a photo with the neon pink ‘I got baked in San Francisco’ sign and headed back to our hotel near by. If you’re shopping in Union Square, be sure to make the short walk to visit Mr Holmes. The croissants are not to be missed!
Located in the Mission District is Cuban Cafe, Media Noche. It’s a fast-casual counter style restaurant in the evening, and more of a cafe during the day. The decor was beautiful, and I fell in love with the pretty tiled floor (that matched my Nike Cortez shoes!) If you’re just passing by, grab a coffee, and keep exploring. This whole area is filled with amazing restaurants and shops. We really enjoyed our time walking around this part of San Francisco. Next time, we’ll stay for dinner.
For the most perfect colourful coffee, head to Home Cafe. I mentioned this place in my last blog post about Colourful San Francisco, because this is the prettiest latte I’ve ever had! There are two location in SF. We headed to the one on Noriega Street to try the birthday cake latte. The barista’s skills were incredible, creating perfect rainbow swirls. It tasted like a vanilla latte with sprinkles. We also had a yummy broiche toast with truffle cheese and tomato. This is a great place for a coffee and a snack.
With locations in Mission Bay, Lower Haight, Berkeley, Cafe Reveille is a San Francisco favourite.
We visited the one on Lower Haight, which is close by the Painted Ladies. There were plenty of tables inside and out, with many patrons with their laptops. This would be the ideal place to be productive few hours, paired with delicious coffee and healthy lunch options.
If you’re a fan of bubble tea, Boba Guys is a must! Started by two friends, Bin and Andrew who opened their first pop up shop when their favourite Boba tea spot in the Mission District closed down. They use Pure Milk Tea for their drinks, which is made with high quality loose leaf tea, organic milk and homemade syrup. It’s brewed freshly in San Francisco, and free of powders and preservatives. The branded is really fun too, and makes for a cute instagram photo.
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