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San Francisco Treats


I recently took a trip to San Francisco and quite heartily enjoyed their selection of food. I might have even gone a little crazy with avocado. Can you blame a girl. It is avocado. And yes, I do have more avocado recipes to share. I’m not stingy.

I’ve decided to share some of the tasty treats I found with everyone. Cuz they were amazing.

First stop: North Beach

Cafe Divine

We stopped for breakfast here our first morning and were no disappointed at all.

I gained an appreciation for biscuits and gravy when I moved to Missouri, so of course once I saw these on the menu, my interest was piqued.  But these were no ordinary biscuits and gravy.  These were Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits with bacon gravy.  I still dream about them.  Absolute magic.

Julie also fell in love with her selection: waffles with cheddar and bacon topped with maple syrup. 

Second stop: Castro

Cafe Flore

I found a Groupon for Cafe Flore and menu looked so good, we had to give it a try. 

The cafe was hopping, no doubt partly because of the amazing food and the Castro Street Festival was occurring at the same time.  But the food was spectacular and the service amazing.  The set up is a little different.  You order your food at the entrance, then you go and hunt down a seat.  Beverages are ordered separately.  I ended up getting their sangria… yum.

I’ve never had as much fun at a restaurant as I did at Cafe Flore.  I ordered the Avo-Gobbler Sandwich… and it was amazing.  I’ve had many a sandwich with grilled chicken and avocado.  But this one was really tasty.  Possibly the dressing they put on it?  Who knows.  I would recommend visiting this place, just to sit and have drinks even.  But if you order the food, you can’t go wrong.
Last stop: Union Square

Sears Fine Food

We stumbled upon Sears by complete accident one morning as we were hunting for breakfast.  We figured the line probably indicated it was more than worth a shot.  And it was.  We probably waited about 15 minutes.  But they serve up a fine breakfast and once you are inside, you don’t wait long.

Here I found Swedish Pancakes and chicken apple sausage.  So Swedish pancakes, as you can see, are small little mini pancakes.  No other way to describe them.  They just melt in your mouth.  If you have never tried Swedish pancakes, you should.  I’ve never found one I didn’t like.

But Sears is a busy restaurant, filled with lots of nostalgic items, including old ovens (yeah… I have a soft spot for old ovens) and upon leaving you are given a coin to try and win a free breakfast from the slot machine!  How awesome is that!


So if you are even in San Francisco, now you have three suggestions on where to go!  Also, if you are a garlic person, try the garlic fries…. they smelled amazing and made me oh so jealous to be allergic to a food.  But they are sold everywhere!