It can be tricky planning a trip to a city chock full of restaurants, shops, and coffee stops. If you’re anything like us then you love a day spent perusing the places the locals love. San Francisco is a vibrant city with some of the most contrasting enclaves, and this is what makes it so special. We are excited to share our go-to spots nestled in a few of our favorite nooks. – Eunice and Sabrina of Hello!Lucky
Foreign Cinema- Amazing food and even better ambience. This is our go-to for group dinners.
Lolo’s- Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere. Jalisco spices with California vibes.
Lolinda- Argentinian cuisine. For dinner- or head upstairs for rooftop brunch.
Trick Dog- The best bar food you have ever had, drinks to match.
Flour + Water - Delicious with a cool ambience and the Dough Room, their private dining room, it’s a fantastic venue for special occasions
Stable Café- Lovely outdoor patio with WIFI
Four Barrel- You will find a line outside almost any time of the day, and yes, it’s that good!
Voyager - Women and men’s fashion & accessories from local craftsmen.
Bell Jar- Great for gifts! Women’s fashion and home decor.
Taylor Stitch- Lovely and locally made men’s fashion.
Paxton Gate - A quirky cabinet of curiosities full of fascinating finds such as a taxidermy unicorn, a wall of pinned insects, and drawers full of nifty rocks and minerals.
Mission Bowling Club - Family friendly until 7!
Urban Putt - SF-themed miniature golf with cocktails, burgers and pizza. Family friendly until 8!
Dolores Park/ Mission Dolores- A jungle gym with a view. Something you and the kids will enjoy.
Rich Table - A block away from the hustle & bustle of Hayes- wonderful space & food.
Smitten Ice Cream- Tasty and trendy- surrounded by boutiques, beer gardens, and juiceries.
Bar Jules - a cozy little café that serves delicious plates created from local and seasonal produce.
Blue Bottle Coffee- Down an alley, in a garage kiosk, you will find one of the best fresh cups of coffee.
Ritual- Another great coffee shop!
Biergarten- Great spot for lunch! They serve German brews & cider, sausages & pretzels.
Welcome Stranger- Cool camp themed boutique for men.
Rand & Statler- For the fancier things in life.
Reliquary- Every time you enter it’s like Indiana Jones’ greatest adventure!
Lavish- Lovely paper goods and gifts shop.
NOPA/ WESTERN ADDITION
Nopa- Make a reservation for dinner or hop on their family table. Try the burger and a blue bottle martini!
State Bird - This spot has gotten a ton of attention since its opening so grabbing a table isn’t easy. Not exactly a last minute restaurant, but well worth planning ahead!
La Urbana - Delicious modern Mexican cuisine.
Mojo - A great place to grab lunch & has a patio.
Little Star Pizza- Not your average pizzeria! Their deep dish is a game changer.
The Mill - You will question the $4 toast until you try it. The is the type of coffee shop you could hang in all day – but bring a book or a friend, it’s a wifi free zone.
Madrone Art Bar - It’s a fun place for a cocktail, and they have themed nights like Motown Monday.
The Perish Trust- Old treasures and new, The Perish Trust is a place to feast your eyes! Right next door to The Mill.
Rare Device- Great finds by local artists! Cards, prints and home decor.
Off the Grid- It’s a seasonal gathering of food trucks at a cul de sac off Haight. Offerings stretch from dinner to dessert. There’s live music to get things moving!
Alembic - This menu is not your average, with options like bone marrow and pickled quail eggs, your adventurous side will thank you.
Magnolia Gastropub - A great microbrewery and restaurant – great atmosphere and food!
Second Act - This market is located in the old theatre, it’s a compilation of vendors selling an array of food & drink.
Haight Street Market - They have a deli that makes great sandwiches & a place to rest your feet.
Club Deluxe - Pizza, drinks, & jazz.
The Booksmith- Lovely bookstore where you can also get your paper fix!
Tantrum - A quick walk from Haight will land you at this circus themed kids boutique in Cole Valley. It can’t be missed!
Crossroads - One of the many consignment stores on Haight. If you feel like hunting there are always treasures to be found!
Mystery Mister - Great mix of carefully curated vintage clothes and curiosities.
La Rosa Vintage - Another fantastic spot for well curated vintage clothes.
The Conservatory of Flowers Very Alice in Wonderland.
The DeYoung Museum- For fine art & they have wonderful exhibits.
The Academy of Sciences- A great science museum with a planetarium, aquarium, and rainforest.
Stow Lake- A boathouse with rowboat rentals.
Where to Stay & How to Get Around
There’s is no better way to be immersed than to stay at an Airbnb. You will get to experience the real spirit & charm through an authentic San Francisco home.
We are one of the best cities for public transportation! Muni & Bart make commuting a breeze, take Bart in from the airport and use Muni around town. If that’s not your thing, get techy and download one of the many rideshare apps- we recommend Lift, Sidecar, and Uber.
Enjoy your visit!