406 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.776939 -122.423249
Neighborhoods: Hayes Valley, Central North
The old Sage was a full-on Chinese Restaurant. The new spot (at least since 2009) is a coffee and sandwich shop that happens to serve a few nice noodle bowls and steamed pork buns. The coffee would please your average mid-western senior citizen (so -- it's not so bad), but the sandwiches are well made, simple and delicious. I am a big fan of their breakfast egg-and-sausage muffin special: said muffin (a more idealized Egg McYouknowwhat) and either a small coffee or a freshly-squeezed OJ for less than $5. Also: couches, free wifi, and lots of natural light.
General chos! Cheap lunch! – Great General cho's Chicken- Very fresh. Fantastic Vegetable medley.
Unbelievable lunch prices. Great service. My favorite lunch spot in Hayes valley.
Fast, Cheap and Not Out of Control – Granted there is nothing particularly special about Sage except that it is reasonably priced, with fast and friendly service. There is rarely a crowd here, which is perhaps why some avoid it in a neighborhood of interesting eateries. But, for neighborhood locals it is a perfectly acceptable choice for a quick meal. The menu is typical fare, but you'll find less variety than the usual twelve page Chinese menu. A table in the front window provides for decent Hayes Valley people watching. Takeout portions are rather skimpy.
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