We were recently in San Francisco and we ate great food! As a couple, we are really lucky because we both love trying new restaurants and neither of us are picky. Thanks to YELP we found some fun and delicious places to eat.
The first day we headed down to the wharf and ate at the Fairy Codmother. It’s a tiny restaurant down a side street owned by some people from England and they fry the fish and chips while you wait. We got the chips with fresh garlic and Baja sauce! Yum!
For lunch one day we stopped in at Cafe de la Presse that is located just outside of China Town. It felt like we just stepped into Paris. Our waiter was even French. We had a delicious shrimp salad and tarte flambee.
Another fun place on Fisherman’s Wharf is Boudin Cafe. This restaurant is all over in San Francisco but the one on the wharf has a cute store and cafe on the main floor and a restaurant upstairs. They make delicious sour dough bread. They also have huge windows looking into the kitchen so you can see how they make the bread.
We met our fabulous friends the Wilcocks at a fantastic Thai restaurant called Thai Basil. Always great conversation and great food!
On our last night we went out searching for Italian food and were lucky enough to stumble upon this delightful alley of restaurants! We ate at Cafe Tiramisu. They had the best gnocchi I have ever had. It was the perfect size, shape and texture- melts in your mouth! I get hungry just writing about it.
One last place I have to mention is Lori’s Diner. They have the most wonderful malts! I visited San Francisco the first time with my mom and sister Rachael for my graduation trip. We stayed at a hotel next to Union Square and just across the street from Lori’s Diner. It seems like we ate there everyday which included a malt, even if it was breakfast. At that time they had little old-fashioned jukeboxes at each table that you could choose songs from to listen to. We loved the song “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”.
Anyways, the first day Greg and I were there we went in search of a dessert. I thought of Lori’s but couldn’t remember the name. We headed up that direction to see if it was still there and sure enough it was still there, the malts were still delicious but no more jukeboxes. It’s a great little diner that’s open 24 hours a day. San Francisco definitely doesn’t disappoint when it comes to great food.