A Day in the Bay

 The two of you have arrived in the “City by The Bay” and are looking for places to eat and relax in between seeing all of the sites the city has to offer. Time to open up the Food Fights app and see what other users tried at the places below. 

Sightglass Coffee

1 Ferry Building San Francisco, CA 94111

Back in 2009, brothers Jerad and Justin Morrison began serving coffee on a cart in San Francisco’s SoMA district in an old warehouse that would eventually become the company HQ. As their production continued to grow, so did the number of fans who came to appreciate the attention to detail they put into everything from the quality of their coffee to the very artsy SoMA-ish to-go cups fans have come to love. Sightglass has 3 brick and mortar locations and on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, you can find them in front of the Ferry Building for the CUESA Farmer’s Market. They tend to have quick-moving lines and for good reason, the single-origin pour-over is more than worthy of the wait.

MUST TRY: Pour Over, Americano 

The Grove

690 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Back in 2009, brothers Jerad and Justin Morrison began serving coffee on a cart in San Francisco’s SoMA district in an old warehouse that would eventually become the company HQ. As their production continued to grow, so did the number of fans who came to appreciate the attention to detail they put into everything from the quality of their coffee to the very artsy SoMA-ish to-go cups fans have come to love. Sightglass has 3 brick and mortar locations and on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, you can find them in front of the Ferry Building for the CUESA Farmer’s Market. They tend to have quick-moving lines and for good reason, the single-origin pour-over is more than worthy of the wait.

MUST TRY: Breakfast Burrito, Eggs Benedict 

Craftsman & Wolves

746 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Sightseeing is tiring and it’s time for a break. If you need a mid-day pick-me-up, Craftsman & Wolves is the spot. The owners describe their company as a “contemporary pâtisserie and cafe” and that’s exactly what it is. The interior is airy, with tall ceilings and light peaking from its windows and skylight just right. If some emails or light work need to be done, this is a perfect place to feel inspired. During our last visit, we tried the chocolate croissant and kouign-amann and they were amongst the best we’ve ever had, and we’ve had our share of baked goods. The menu is ever-changing so get what looks good to you, whatever it is, there’s a high chance it will be amazingly well made and equally as tasty.

MUST TRY: Chocolate Croissant, Kouign-amann

Original Pattern Brewing Company

292 4th St, Oakland, CA 94607

It’s nearing dinner time so it’s time to start winding down. There is an abundance of breweries in the bay area and we could do an article on that alone but we’ll save that for a later time. For now, let’s focus on one of our favorites. Original Pattern Brewing is an award-winning employee-owned brewery and tasting room in nearby Oakland. The care and attention to detail to their craft is apparent from the second you walk in. These guys take beer seriously. The beer choices rotate frequently but on our last visit we enjoyed the Easy Does It DOUBLE IPA with its hints of berries and mango and their Ramble On HAZY PALE ALE with its hints of passion fruit. If you get a chance to visit these great locales, we encourage you to share your shots as well as other gems you may find in the city on the Food Fights app for iOS. 

MUST TRY: Easy Does it DOUBLE IPA, Ramble On HAZY PALE ALE

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