SF: Dogpatch on Saturday

We ended up over in the Dogpatch area of SF last weekend.  A bit far from the downtown area, cute, sort of a little like Brooklyn in a way.   Ate lunch at a nice adult place, with burrata on crostini (compared to Chik-fil-a, this is a treat!).  Pizza is always a hit with Stella.  Some time in the park, picking other people’s plants, and eating brownies.

Who Loves Ice Cream?

Catching up with a report out of our Friday night slice of pizza, scoop of ice cream and stroll.  Living large out here on the west coast!  It was actually great.  The weather was really warm and it was the start of the weekend.  We shared a scoop of Lottie’s Salted Caramel and their homemade waffle cone.  S loves the idea ice cream, but not the actual product. That’s fine with me.

Homegrown, Trying It Out

Found a local outpost of Homegrown near by, checked it out on Easter (open and open early).  Nothing like a kids grilled cheese at the crack of dawn.  And a fountain near by is always a plus.  Sandwiches looked good, coffee was good.

The Coffee Shop, Lafayette Version

How did we miss The Coffee Shop in Lafayette?  Decided to try something new for our Sunday coffee and found it Easter weekend.  But we found it after we got coffee.

Then we went back for the full experience. Cute little building, lots of outdoor seating and and ramp than can entertain for 20 minutes?  Wonderful!  Got to love what 2 year old wants to wear.  This was all her.

I sat there and said, this just seems like the place they go in a romantic comedy set somewhere in California.  Maybe I watch too many movies.

Coffee: Discovery in Vancouver BC

Trying to make an attempt to find the local coffee places when I travel.  Starbucks is consistent, I’ll give them that.  But one care tire of it.  So here is Discovery Coffee, just a quick walk from the hotel in Vancouver.  And once again, indulged with a molasses raspberry muffin.  DELICIOUS.  Not too sweet at all.

Smarshmallows

Our food adventures are less adventurous these days.  So a bag of churro smarshmallows is pretty exciting.  We took a walk to the Starbucks and picked up a bag at a new market on the same block.  I have my doubts whether it will survive, but at least we caught it before it closes!

And it was warm enough for iced coffee.

I’m not sure she was a huge fan of the marshmallows, though she did love the bottle of water with the straw.  It can be easy to please a 2 year old.