A Modern Guide to Potrero Hill

A Modern Guide to Potrero Hill


This sunkissed San Francisco neighborhood invites you to have sweeping skyline and Bay views, while browsing the eateries and shops of 18th Street.

Still in the making and mostly undiscovered by tourist and locals alike, Potrero Hill life moves at its own pace, yet it has potential to become the city's next top neighborhood. 


Chez Maman
With only few spots inside and couple chairs outside, this is your French bistro from the books, which recently moved into a bigger location, on the same old street.  Order les moules provençale and don't forget the frites.  // 1401 18th St., chezmamansf.com

You say best brunch, we say Plow. With a wait of up to two hours, this is definitely a busy spot—but the soft scrambled eggs are among the tastiest around. // 1299 18th St., eatatplow.com

This is where the locals gather. With a solid offering of salads, sandwiches, coffee, and magazines, you'll want to hang a while at the rustic parklet under bottlebrush trees. // 1315 18th St., farleyscoffee.com/

Every neighborhood needs a good Asian restaurant and Portrero Hill has Sunflower. Inexpensive and with delicious dishes, this is a perfect spot for lunch or casual dinner. Try the pho.  // 288 Connecticut St., sunflowersf.com/

For all your Turskish and Greek cuisine cravings, fom gyros to kebab, this family-owned restaurant is the local go-to.  // 1457 18th St., perasf.com

Hazel's Kitchen
Hello '50s-style sandwich shop with yummy breakfast burritos!  Quick, delicious over the counter food, best enjoyed at the nearby community garden. // 1319 18th Street, hazelskitchen.com

Once a tiny place off the beaten path in SoMa, this Peruvian restaurant has expanded into a new home in Potrero, serving fresh ceviche and Peruvian small plates to the burgeoning neighborhhod. // 1469 18th St., (415) 278-0480

Goat Hill Pizza
Leave all your carb-prejudices at home and come on Monday evenings for all-you-can-eat-pizza!  //  300 Connecticut Street,  goathill.com/menu 

Front Cafe
Not on the main drag, but definitely worth the detour. Tucked in a garage with a sleek interior, the Front Cafe offers pour-overs, pastries, sandwiches and a must-try afrogatto. // 150 Mississippi Street, frontsf.com/


Christopher's Bookstore 
Come on in and find the next book that will keep you captivated for hours. Christopher's Bookstore is a cute little shop with everything a bookworm's heart desires.  // 1400 18th St., christophersbooks.com

Ruby Wine Merchant
At Ruby Wine, you can find small batch, natural and organic wines from Europe, California, and all the other famous regions. Lean on the owners for a choice selection. // 1419 18th St. rubywinesf.com

Gaelan Boutique
This little gem stocks carefully curated and hand-selected clothes, jewelry, and accessory from Bay Area designers and artists. // 1331 18th St, 415-305-1767

Bell & Trunk Flowers
You will be enchanted by the smell of blooms when passing this charming store. Drop in and treat yourself to a big bouquet of roses. // 1411 18th St., bellandtrunk.com

Collage Gallery
Elegant jewelery and recycled home decor and furniture make this gallery a perfect place for relaxed shopping.  // 1345 18th St., collage-gallery.com


Anchor Brewing Company 
SF is very proud of our century-old brewing company, which delivers some of the best beers in the nation. For more history and tasting tours times, hop over to their website. // 1705 Mariposa St., anchorbrewing.com

Photo by Henrik Kam

Potrero Hill Public Library
The views from this library might prevent you from reading and learning. Yet this modern branch is a great spot to enjoy some quite minutes and focus on your studies or work. // 1616 20th St.

San Francisco Skyline
At nearly every corner of Potrero Hill, steep streets offer majestic views of the San Francisco skyline. Stop and enjoy. 

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