1396 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412237.760416 -122.509012
Neighborhoods: Outer Sunset, Central West
my apres beach treat – Great for after a day at the beach. Fantastic sandwiches. Chill atmosphere.
Absolutely the best Sandwich in Town – A local bagel / sandwich shop in "walking distance " along my beach run -early morn and even late sunset time. Best tasting coffee ever I had. Beats Peets and Starbucks. Hot sandwiches are magnificent- freshes ingredients, melted warm cheese, red ripe tomatoes, crispy lettuce, sour Sourdough bread, just the very best. Have to wait 20 minutes (when line is out the door) but definitely worth the wait. Enjoy the coffee, its fresh, aromatic, and bold.
Cream and Sugar? – A quiet local establishment owned and operated by a local family. Very down-home style atmospher that relaxes you into your comfort zone. Sincerely one of the few mom & pop places left in San Francisco. Couple this with the location directly across from Ocean Beach, and you can't go wrong. Great place to meet friends or make some new ones. You not only get whats on the menu, but the ambience of the local neighborhood which makes this truely a special place to just sit back, and enjoy. Considering that I am a fourth generation San Franciscan myself, I highly recommend this place. PS This ain't no Starbucks!
LOVE the vibe! – This little, hidden coffee shop is totally laid-back and reminiscent of Venice Beach and Santa Monica areas, and is a welcome break from all the corporate chain coffee stores. Locals are always relaxing and chatting, the menu has a large selection for lunches (tons of drinks, sandwich options, soups, pastries and cookies, etc.), and the prices are very reasonable. I have gotten sandwiches here before and they are delicious and big, and very California with sprouts, all-veggie options, etc. If it's sunny out (which is rare), definitely pounce on an outside table. If you live in the Sunset, don't miss this spot!
Ray of Sunshine! – As a local Sunset resident, my husband, dog & I enjoy a happy hr pitcher of Pale Ale or Guiness at least once a week. It is a great spot to catch the last of the afternoon rays, enjoy a cold pint and listen to cool music playing on the outdoor speakers. On chilly days, it is great as place to stop for a hot cup of tea before hiking up Sutro Heights and Lands Ends trails. I have not eaten here yet, but hear the oatmeal is great and the sandwiches!
Surfers, tourists and neighborhood locals looking for a java fix flock to this Outer Sunset sweet spot. – In Short
Nestled on a side road across from the beach, this ramshackle cafe serves up coffee and tea drinks, fat sandwiches, pastries and even a few brews. Locals sprawl across leather couches to read the paper and chat, while tourists tooling down the Great Highway come here to seek refuge from the wind-whipped beach. The snug interior boasts warm yellow tones, wood edging and nautical-themed accents. On sunny days, the outdoor patio is the place to be.
Cute spot – I stumbled upon this spot while exploring the Outer Sunset and fell in love with it! Really adorable and right on the beach. It's cozy inside, with people reading newspapers on those two big couches, but there's always a line. I just had a coffee -- no food -- but there's a big menu there. There's also an outdoor seating area where people sit with their dogs and chill out. Really gorgeous!
Beachside Coffee – I love this place! Located right at the N-Judah turnaround, with Ocean Beach right across the Great Highway, it makes a great place to warm up with a hot chocolate or bowl of soup after a windy afternoon at the beach. Or get a latte to go before taking a meditative stroll along the waves. The chocolate-peppermint cookies are really good, and they also have sandwiches, muffins, and bagels. Funky interior, always lots of surfers hanging out front.
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