Sunset: Outerlands — A favorite for weekend brunch if you want to escape to the beach. Be sure to reserve a table as the weekend crowd can be packed.
Mollusk Surf — This surf shop feels elevated and has a nice variety of clothes… It’s a cool spot to find unique gifts that any guy would appreciate.
The General Store — The General Store is a thoughtfully curated space with goods from local California artisans. You will want to buy everything—there should be a warning sign in front!
Trouble Coffee — We recommend stopping in to grab the Girlfriend Latte—a mix of honey, steamed milk, and earl grey tea. Their cinnamon toast is also to-die-for if you need a sweet fix.
Sunset: Hook Fish & Co. - We were excited to see the opening of this fish market in the Outer Sunset neighborhood just a couple of blocks from the water. Chef Luke Johnson was brought on to prepare the menu and he mastered everything down to the hot sauce at each table. He’s incredibly mindful and knowledgeable about sourcing the most sustainably caught seafood, which makes it a place we can get behind. Also, the fish tacos are a must.
The Mission: TARTINE Manufactory — Between the bar, restaurant, coffee, bakery and ice cream shop, this is a destination where you can spend hours. Not to mention, they share walls with Heath Ceramics! We recommend ordering anything with bread, as the restaurant is an extension of San Francisco’s iconic Tartine Bakery.
Foreign Cinema — The magical atmosphere of this restaurant makes for such a beautiful nighttime date spot. We recommend getting a table on the patio at a later hour so you can catch one of the old foreign films that they project on the outside wall. Alamo Drafthouse is right next door and a great place to grab a drink.
Hayes Valley: Rand & Statler — This boutique sits right in the heart of Hayes Valley and is home to strong assortment of specialty brands. It’s definitely worth stopping in for a peek at their shoes and denim! They also have an Aesop pop-up in store, which makes the experience here quite special.
NOPA: The Mill — This coffee shop is worth going in for the freshly baked toast just as much as it is to go in to check out their home goods section. It’s nearly impossible to not walk away with a coffee and a new handmade ceramic dish. There is always a light, nice energy at The Mill, which makes it a perfect spot for a breakfast date.
The Perish Trust — This little gem of a store sits right next to the Mill and has treasures with a bit of a worn-in feel. It has a great selection of coffee table books, organic beauty products, one-of-a-kind kitchen items.