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Five New Cafés Around the City for You to Check Out

Our city is known for its kick-ass coffee and cafés, with no shortage of places to get your third-wave jolt on. While the hordes have been flocking to The Mill on Divisadero for its Four Barrel coffee (and joining Josey Baker’s cult of toast), here are some other new (and smaller) projects that may have escaped your notice: 

Offbeat California Hotel Amenities We Love

La Playa Carmel's lifesize chess board

There’s no place like home, but when you go on vacation, finding the right home away from home can make or break a vacation. Hotels come in all shapes and sizes -- some are luxurious, others budget-friendly. In the end, it’s the little things that make a difference, turning visitors into repeat customers.

La Playa Hotel, Carmel

Cultures Collide for a Gorgeous Wedding at the Bently Reserve

Jen and Mike were both born and raised in San Francisco, and though they grew up in different cultures, they were united at a classic San Franciscan wedding.

This Heartwarming Celebration Weds Flora, Fauna, and Family Heritage

Shuka and Kiazad Kalantari tied the knot in front of 400 friends and family members in the elegant Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.

From Paris to San Francisco, with Love

Although Sara is a Bay Area native, she and Manu met in France while Sara finished her studies abroad.

Seven Iconic Chocolate Desserts in San Francisco

After giving a presentation at last week’s Chocolate Salon on the city’s best chocolate desserts, here’s a short list of seven of SF’s most iconic chocolate desserts. Yup, one for every night of the week.

Say Hello to All These New Places for Baked Goods and Pastries in San Francisco

Knish heaven from 20th Century Café. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

The city is positively en fuego right now with the number of new bakers and pastry chefs out to get us carbo-loaded and amped on sugar.

Five Ways to Shake Up Your Weekend Brunch Routine

The harem-style feast at Pera

Tired of the same old egg-and-bacon plate, or pancakes, or omelet routine? This town definitely offers many tasty renditions of classic American breakfast items, but here are a few international ways to get something new in your weekend mix.

On Location: Mrs. Doubtfire

Welcome to "On Location," a micro-feature taking you to little-known cinematic locations of SF and taking a look at the films shot in the city by the bay over the years.

Stylish Gifts for the Bike Lover on Your List

Atomic 22 Phil Wood Set

It’s not easy to find a gift for the bike-obsessed person on your holiday list. Chances are, if they wanted it they already got it for themselves. But with so many bike shops in San Francisco, and the bike industry exploding with new stylized gear, there’s still a lot that the gear head in your life may not even know about. I searched the city to find some of the coolest, most stylish gear gift ideas. Here are my picks:

 

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