I heart SF: Day Trip to San Francisco

Coit Tower
Isaiah and I have both said, in passing, that we could see ourselves living in San Francisco. Great restaurants. Fun neighborhoods. Beautiful parks.

During our weekend in the Bay Area, we rode the BART from Berkeley to the city to do a bit of exploring. Our day started with croque monsieur from Tartine, which had a queue wrapped around the block. Armed with coffee and our cheesy bread, we found a picnic table at Dolores Park and devoured breakfast.

To work off that béchamel sauce, we hiked up to Coit Tower, but in true cheapskate fashion, we didn't pay the admission to go up the tower. I still have yet to see the crooked part of Lombard Street, but I did manage to capture it with my camera while we were up at Coit Tower.

We also walked through the shops at the Ferry Building. Lots of gourmet stalls, including organic hot dogs and Argentine empanadas. Later that night we had South Indian cuisine at Udupi Palace. It was my first time having a paper-thin dosa and uthappam. After that, we went to a Bhangra dance party at the Rickshaw Stop. It was hands down the funnest dance party I have ever been to.

The next day, we had a fantastic Thai brunch at a Buddhist Temple in Berkeley and an early dinner at Zachary's in Oakland before our flight back to San Diego. (Food was a major theme during this trip, apparently.) We're looking forward to our next trip back to the Bay Area in September for my friend Marissa's wedding!

Dolores Park in the Mission
Croque Monsieur from Tartine Bakery
Ferry Building Marketplace

Lombard Street
Steep Hills Galore

Deep-dish Pizza in Oakland

For Your Rolodex:

Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero Street 
San Francisco, CA 94110

Ferry Building Marketplace
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111

Udupi Palace
1007 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


  1. yes I will follow the sign to chocolate.hehe

    I like the photo of lombard street.i't so zigzaggy.

    i always enjoy visiting cities with ethnic restaurants.

    (ps. I like your striped shirt)

  2. Elisa, that shirt is part of my weekend outfit that I end up wearing 3 days in a row (ha! remember that post?)... the stripes have a strange optical effect in the photos, though.

  3. i love san fran! these are great pics! i especially love the croque monsieur! mm, must have been so good with asparagus on it!


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