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Park
“When the weather is nice, you can barely see the grass due to the throngs of people lounging around. Luckily, the park was recently renovated and is big enough that you're bound to find a spot you like. The southwest corner is good for a panoramic view of the city skyline (and usually far enough away from the folks enjoying their herbal refreshments on the northern slope). There's also a nice kid's playground, although it's geared more towards older kids.”
  • 775 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Millennials love to stand in lines. Go mid-morning on weekdays to avoid long lines. But, the food is well worth it! Riches beyond your wildest dreams: butter-golden pains au chocolat, cappuccinos with ferns drawn in dense foam and croque monsieurs turbo-loaded with ham, two kinds of cheese and béchamel. Don't be dismayed by the inevitable line out the door – it moves fast – but be aware that lolling in Dolores Park is the only possible post-Tartine activity.”
  • 508 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Stop by here on your way to and back from Dolores Park for some of the best ice cream this city has to offer. Try the Salted Caramel!”
  • 327 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of our favorite pizzeria! The line may be long so go during non peak dinning time, or put your name there and walk around have a drink!”
  • 221 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Another excellent coffee shop. The home coffee brewing class ($35) is interesting and fun.”
  • 207 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“This is an unapologetic rock and roll bar that always plays a solid selection of rock, punk, and metal. It’s not for everyone. If you’re into beer, they have LOTS of great beers on tap (~30+) and good bar food. The garden out back is great on a sunny day. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Taco Place
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““Not your typical Mexican fare”, the “inventive” tacos and other “tasty” small plates at these “high-energy” taquerias are “full of surprises”; expect a “constant party” in the “hip” surrounds, which all have outdoor tables, and if there’s a “wait” (they’re no-reservations), bartenders mixing “mean cocktails” help pass the time.”
  • 125 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“I love the fresh ceviche here and the cocktails too! The restaurant is casual and usually doesn't require a reservation but sometimes there a little wait. Eat at the bar if you are a solo traveler and meet some new friends.”
  • 123 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of the best places for brunch in the mission, their egg Benedict's are amazing. overall it's got a lovely brunch vibe. lines can be long. recommend grabbing coffee and walking to Dolores Park after the brunch.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Beer enthusiasts - look no further! Monk’s Kettle is a bar and restaurant that is serious about it’s beer. A multipage beer menu awaits, and the fresh Bavarian pretzels are tasty. 3141 16th Street. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Small-batch chocolatier offering handmade candy bars & brownies, cocoa beans & educational classes. Their European-style hot chocolate is heavenly good! They also has a factory location on 16th street, 15 minutes walk from there and offers tour and special event there. Check it out!”
  • 101 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“The Mission has everything you need for dinner, drinks, and nightlife. 15 minute walk, 5 minute Uber or Lyft. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Gift Shop
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“Paxton Gate has many strange and wonderful things: vintage and wooden toys, carnivorous plants, and even puppet making workshops. 824 Valencia St.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Nightly live-music performances in a converted ex-chapel. Really cool venue! Check out their website for performances”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Good coffee, pastries and place to meet a friend or work from. Debatable as to whether their morning bun is better than Tartine's?”
  • 88 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Little Star Pizza specialises in gourmet, Chicago-style deep dish and thin crust pizzas with signature cornmeal crust. They use quality, responsibly-sourced food and non-GMO ingredients. ”
  • 91 locals recommend