SIPS & EATS
Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters
2271 Union Street
Coffee snobs and caffeine chasers alike will revel in a cup of expertly roasted, sustainable coffee from this San Francisco establishment. At the forefront of the craft coffee movement (its founder coined the now pervasive term “third wave coffee”), Wrecking Ball serves some of the best brewed coffees, espresso drinks, teas and herbal tisanes in the city.
- If you’re lucky enough to spot a pastry in the case before they sell out, snag it. These freshly baked jewels from Marla Bakery are the perfect companion for the cafe’s strong brews.
- Order the Iced Cappuccino with Pillow Fight espresso finished with a pillowy head of fresh foam.
- Get a bag of Pillow Fight espresso to go. When the nutty, chocolatey aromas of their signature roast fill your home kitchen, you’ll be glad you splurged.
2201 Union Street
Sunny days beckon for a swirl of Loving Cup! This new old-fashioned creamery hand churns frozen yogurt into a fat free treat that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Each cup is made to order with your choice of yogurt base and mix-ins of fresh fruit, candy and nuts. Half the fun is in customizing your own flavor, but indecisive folk should opt for a tried and true blend like the Salty Dog (vanilla, housemade caramel and salty pretzels) or the Brian Boitano (vanilla, blueberries and toasted coconut).
Presidio Social Club Exchange
563 Ruger Street
If you consider weekend brunch to be a “lifestyle,” Presidio Social Club Exchange is San Francisco’s intersection of delicious fare and dazzling atmosphere. Its menu of seasonally driven comfort food features cult favorites like Brioche Beignets for brunch, a French Onion Burger and Prime Rib… all which pair perfectly with its curated selection of hyperlocal wines and beers. Reservations are highly recommended but if you can’t snag a table, get your food to go and have a picnic in the surrounding Park Presidio.