Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Café de la Presse
When the French want good food, and to catch up with Le Monde in San Francisco, they come to Café de la Presse.
Café Jacqueline
Cafe Jacqueline can be defined as a gorgeous dessert cafe or more specifically, a souffle cafe. 
Contemporary italian comfort food from fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers.
Anchor & Hope
Café du Nord
Genuine Prohibition era speakeasy with mahogany bar and live swing bands.
Rose’s Café
Classic Continental-style cafe with pavement tables, a solid wine list and fresh food.
Café Claude
Legend has it, the owner of this Parisian bistro had it shipped in parts from France.
Tosca Café
Tosca is the one to choose of all San Francisco bars if you want to meet Russian ballerinas, famous writers and film directors, visiting starlets, and leaders of the local intelligentsia.
Hôtel Biron
Tiny, quiet wine bar perfect for conversation over a tipple of red.
Balboa Café
Balboa cafe offers a rustic American saloon style cafe with plenty of character and house cocktails.
Hotel Zetta
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Bar Tartine
Kind of French, kind of eastern European, kind of depends what's taken the chef's fancy that day. Rest assured though, that dinner will be a relaxing affair and very high quality.
Bar Bambino
Hand-made classic Italian pastas are joined by Old World dishes that surprise with modern twists, often reflecting the owner's seeming obsession with Italy's Central European connection.
Baker and Banker
An actual marriage actually made in heaven for SF gourmands who want to experience locally sourced produce in typically democratic combinations.
Possibly cheesy. Probably mind boggling. Definitely great fun.
Andalu is big on flavour and whimsy. Small shared plates encourage interaction with your chums around the dinner table.
Anchor & Hope
Get off the tourist trail and into this converted artists' warehouse where fresh fish and microbrew beer dominate the menu.
Reinvents traditional dishes from all regions of Italy in a lighter, more contemporary style.
Brunch to dinner in Parisian bistro style.
With over 300 wines on offer and a range of artisan cheeses, Ame offers one of the best Mediterranean menus in San Francisco.
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This 'hunting lodge' bar is ready to serve, whether flocking in from an office or exploring the area, handcrafted cocktails and distinctive brews are at the ready.
Blackbird bar provides a relaxed Ever welcoming. Never Serious" neighbourhood bar for early evening cocktails
Bin 38
This popular wine bar has a lot to offer with new world wines, quirky beers and a tasty dinner menu to soak up a glass of wine...or two.
Universal Cafe
Industrial-chic cafe with a very high romance factor.
Bar Agricole
Modern urban tavern that reigns as a destination for mixology and farm-to-table dining.
Bar 888
Located inside the Intercontinental San Francisco, Bar 888 offers a sophisticated hotel bar with a range of grappas and cocktails to spice up the night.
15 Romolo
This secluded unmarked speakeasy bar offers strong cocktails and upscale bar snacks for those 'in the know' of its hidden location.
83 Proof
This uniquely casual bar offers simple decor for a relaxed evening drink.
La Taqueria
Truly local neighbourhood joint where tacos are the order of the day.
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Tartine Bakery
Throngs of fans queue up to score buttery delicious pastries and cinnamon buns from this, one of San Fran's beloved bakeries.

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