We were in SF in time for lunch the other weekend so did Gott’s at the Ferry Building. I work almost next to the Ferry Building and have never been. The lines are too long. But we held out so we could do a burger, hot dog and BLT for me. A little walk along the water and a run in the grass. Happy day for all.
A new Blue Bottle in Oakland! We had to go check it out. They were still working out the kinks and actually didn’t open until 8 am, not the advertised 7. We checked out the neighborhood, Jack London Square-ish. Note on the pictures, I had the “soft” filter on for this entire trip. So the pics are a little dreamy.
On our Monterey trip, we found a local coffee place. Bright Coffee had great coffee and fantastic pastries. She carried the tray out of the oven when we were there. S wasn’t totally happy with her choices, which just left more for us. I love a blueberry scone and croissant.
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.
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.
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.
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.