Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

San Francisco

Ritual Coffee Roasters
Free Wi-Fi and plenty of local vibe draw serious hipsters to this cool coffee Mecca.
Caffe Trieste
Purportedly one of the first coffee shops on the West Coast, Cafe Trieste is an intellectual's haunt.
Caffe Roma
Long standing one of the best places for Italian coffee in San Francisco.
Blue Bottle Cafe
Utilitarian coffee shop space where hipsters come to imbibe some of the best roast in the Bay Area.
Words with Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park
Hotel Kabuki
Inspired by the surrounding Japantown neighbourhood, you can even take a class in Japanese flower arranging here.
Wilkes Bashford
Upper crust, European and decidedly chic, this is the place to drop some serious cash on high-end designs.
Westfield San Francisco Centre
San Fran's hippest and biggest mega-mall, home to everything from H&M to Bloomingdales.
THE home of San Francisco street fashions.
The Gardener
Easily one of the most sophisticated gardening shops in the world - think minimalist patio furniture and contemporary decorations for outdoor spaces.
Sue Fisher King
A temple of shimmering objects, candles and decorations for the home.
One of the best menswear shops in San Francisco, with a small but impeccable collection.
This chocolatier takes its confections to a whole new level, with explosive flavours you won't find anywhere else.
Paxton Gate
An Alice in Wonderland of garden-inspired trinkets.
Park Life
If you're looking to score a hard-to-find piece of artwork or just a cool t-shirt, Park Life is the place to go.
Whimsical and playful yet chic home decor - one of the hottest interiors shops in San Francisco.
Molte Cose
Three shopfuls of kitsch, from antique brooches to lacy lingerie.
Modern Appealing
Very chic but very affordable clothing and free bubbly.
Truly unique, jaw-dropping jewellery with an eco-conscious bent.
Unique but decidedly girly gifts.
A place to rummage for slightly damaged couture at heavy discounts.
Helpers’ Home Bazaar
A San Francisco charity shop to end all others, with fantastic selections of vintage gowns, over-the-top hats and unique accessories.
You'll want a shirt and tie to browse these high-end home fashions and gifts.
Good Vibrations
Feminist-friendly and oh-so hygienic sex toy shop that makes exploring your wild side easier than a trip to Tesco.
Gimme Shoes
The place to go when you want to be the only person in the room wearing those fabulous kicks.
City Lights Book Store
Landmark bookshop that helped launch the Beat Generation.
De Novo
A flirty mix of high-end fashion at this eclectic clothing boutique.
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
The most exotic chocolates you can imagine.
All the accoutrements for the four-legged set of San Francisco.
Classic greasy spoon where all-nighters end and breakfast goes all day.
The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus
Dine while you ogle Hermes scarves and Chanel suits inside the Neiman Marcus department store.
Humphry Slocombe
The place to go for crazy and bizarre flavours of ice cream in San Francisco.
San Francisco hippest dessert lounge, where cakes meet cocktails.
Bar Jules
Simple Hayes Valley cafe where the fresh, locally sourced cuisine is the standout.
Westin St. Francis
One of the most historic hotels in San Francisco, catering mostly to tourists.
W San Francisco
Cutting edge design, a Bliss spa and thoughtful, quirky touches make this high-end meets business chic.
The Ritz Carlton
This 1900s landmark hotel is all marble and luxe, with expansive views and excellent tea and jazz brunches.
The Prescott Hotel
Enduring contemporary style with a great location that only Kimpton can deliver.
The Palace Hotel
19th century grandeur paired with the modern opulence you expect from a Starwood hotel.
The Handlery
Cheap and cheerful family-run hotel with gobs of business amenities.

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