Michael Akilian

Places (San Francisco)

A curation of my favorite places in San Francisco, where I’ve lived for six years. I’ve roughly sorted the places by neighborhood clusters for each category.

Restaurants

  • Zuni Cafe | Quintessentially San Franciscan | Civic Center
  • Rich Table | American | Hayes Valley
  • Domo | Sushi | Hayes Valley
  • A Mano | Italian | Hayes Valley
  • Robin | Sushi | Hayes Valley
  • Nopa | American | NoPA
  • Ragaza | Italian | NoPA
  • Kinjo | Sushi | Russian Hill
  • Kokkari | Mediterranean | Jackson Square
  • Cotogna | Italian | Jackson Square
  • Boulettes Larder | American/Mediterranean | Embarcadero
  • Wayfare Tavern | American | FiDi
  • Seven Hills | Italian | Nob Hill
  • Sons and Daughters | American | Lower Nob Hill
  • Ryoko’s | Late-night Sushi | Lower Nob Hill
  • Mourad | American | SoMA
  • Heirloom Cafe | American | Mission
  • Foreign Cinema | American | Mission
  • Flour + Water | Italian | Mission
  • Monk’s Kettle | Gastropub | Mission
  • Salumeria | Lunch | Mission
  • Izakaya Rintaro | Japanese | Mission
  • Al’s Place | Vegetarian | Mission
  • Tartine Manufactory | American Bakery | Mission
  • Universal Cafe | Brunch | Mission
  • Eiji | Sushi | Castro
  • Terzo | Italian/Mediterranean | Pac Heights
  • The Progress | American | Pac Heights
  • Octavia | American | Lower Pac Heights
  • Outerlands | American | Sunset
  • Pizetta 211 | Pizza | Richmond
  • Pearl | American | Richmond
  • Umi | Sushi | Potrero
  • Plow | Brunch | Potrero
  • Piccino | American | Dogpatch
  • Moshi Moshi | Sushi | Dogpatch

Cafe/Coffee/Tea/Bakery

  • Wrecking Ball Roasters | Coffee | Cow Hollow
  • B Patisserie | Bakery | Pacific Heights
  • Song Tea | Tea | Pacific Heights
  • Neighbor Bakehouse | Bakery | Dogpatch
  • Provender | Coffee | Potrero
  • Farley’s* | Coffee | Potrero
  • Dandelion Chocolate* | Chocolatier | Mission
  • Sightglass* | Coffee | Mission
  • Laundre* | Coffee | Mission
  • Atlas Cafe* | Cafe | Mission
  • Dynamo Donuts* | Bakery | Mission
  • Sightglass* | Coffee | NoPA
  • The Mill* | Coffee/Bakery | NoPA
  • Matching Half* | Coffee | NoPA
  • Crossroads Cafe* | Cafe | SoMA
  • Blue Bottle* (in South Park) | Coffee | SoMA
  • Sightglass* (in the MOMA) | Coffee | SoMA
  • Ritual | Coffee | Hayes
  • Mercury Cafe* | Cafe | Hayes
  • 20th Century Cafe | Cafe | Hayes
  • The Center* | Tea | Hayes Valley
  • Reveille* | Coffee | Haight
  • Ritual | Coffee | Haight
  • Reveille | Coffee | North Beach
  • St Franks | Coffee | Nob Hill
  • Bazaar Cafe* | Cafe | Richmond
  • Andytown* | Coffee | Outer Sunset
  • Trouble Coffee | Coffee | Outer Sunset
  • Hollow | Coffee | Inner Sunset

* Good atmosphere for working.

Wine/Bar

  • Hogshead Reserve | Speakeasy | FiDi
  • Coqueta | Restaurant, prefer drinks | Embarcadero
  • Trou Normand | Bar | SoMA
  • Terroir | Wine Bar | SoMA
  • Cold Drinks | Bar | Chinatown
  • Proper Hotel | Bar | Civic Center
  • Hotel Biron | Wine Bar | Civic Center
  • 98 Turk | Bar | Tenderloin
  • Zombie Village | Tiki Bar | Tenderloin
  • Linden Room | Bar | Hayes Valley
  • Birba | Wine Bar | Hayes Valley
  • The Riddler | Champagne Bar | Hayes Valley
  • Social Study | Bar/Cafe | Japantown
  • 20 Spot | Wine Bar | Mission
  • True Laurel | Bar | Mission
  • Asiento | Bar | Mission
  • El Rio | Bar | Mission

Arts, Parks & Entertainment

  • City Lights Books | Bookstore | North Beach
  • Green Apple Books | Bookstore | Richmond
  • SF MOMA | Modern Art Museum | SoMA
  • Manny’s | Political Cafe | Mission
  • Alamo Square Park | NoPA
  • Alamo Drafthouse | Movie Theater | Mission