One of the cosiest cafes in San Francisco, Bar Jules gets back to basics with a keenly edited menu and an equally minimalist space where votive candles and brightly hued walls serve as the only real décor. This lack of distractions highlights the food, whose ingredients are sourced daily from local, sustainable suppliers and then transformed into simply delightful dishes. With a focus on freshness, the menu, which changes daily, is short and sweet. Expect one or two options each for soup, salad, meat, fish, and dessert, each thoughtfully prepared by chef/owner Jessica Boncutter (formerly of Zuni and Hog Island Cafe). Hip locals looking for tasty food and a friendly atmosphere sans pomp and fuss head to Bar Jules for exactly that.