Blue Bottle Coffee

First Taste of San Fran

Our very first taste of San Fran — Lattes with local, organic milk and homemade rosemary, olive oil shortbread from Blue Bottle (the Mint St. location).  In one word? Perfection.


This was my first meal in San Fran at Grandeho’s Kamekyo II (on Hyde St. between the GoCars and The Buena Vista Cafe). Heaven on earth aka vegeterian pho.  This would have been incredibly delicious and satisfying no matter what, but it was especially relished after not having eaten since 5am AND walking 3 miles to get from our hotel to here. I made a point to go back again for the same meal plus a side of delicious and very spicy kimchi. The owner commented how much I like spicy things (indeed I do)…yum yum yummm!

There were many, many more delicious teas, coffees, snacks, and meals to follow, but unfortunately I didn’t keep up with my picture taking! Basically, nothing ever dissapointed and I can truly understand all of the raving about the food of San Fran.