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Guide to Hayes Valley in San Francisco

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One of the best neighborhoods in San Francisco used to be covered in freeways. The Mira Loma earthquake destroyed the off ramps and rejuvenation flowed in. Take the Muni train to the Van Ess station and walk around one this revitalized gem.
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579 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
I'm almost reluctant to write this post. Two Sisters Bar & Books is a tiny and wonderful place. The picture above is from a recent rainy Saturday. Blissful, right? The cocktail was a Harvest Manhattan, which had a touch of nutmeg. Why potentially...
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449 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Arranged like art—delicately layered upon each other and placed in glass jars along the wall—Miette takes candy displays and packaging to a new level. For the perfect gift bring home some licorice, cupcakes, artisan chocolates, and caramels in...
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525 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Suppenküche serves delicious, traditional German cuisine in a cozy space lined by long wooden tables and constantly changing art. I highly recommend this restaurant to travelers looking for a undoubtedly good meal in a vibrant neighborhood of San...
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201 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
The Mercury Cafe is a gem. Never too crowded. Delicious coffee. Pie and lentil soup. Near the back is a stairway. It leads to an enclosed loft where a single table overlooks the cafe. Highly recommend for both reading and people watching.
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437 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
While in line at Chantal Guillon, I overheard a patron say, "There are too many." Yes, there are many macarons in pastel colors lining the glass case and cafe. And, thankfully, you can buy a box of one of each flavor: Persian rose, salted caramel,...
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601 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Papa Gianni is known for the best espresso outside of Europe as well as the longest-running show in San Francisco. "The Caffe Trieste Saturday Concert has evolved from a small, family show with guitar and mandolin ensemble into an Italian-flavored...
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609 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
To find what you want to eat at Bar Jules in San Francisco's Hayes Valley, you can do one of two things. Look at other patron's white porcelain plates or look up to the chalkboard on the wall where the day's menu is written. Either tactic will...