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Low key & affordable French bistro in SF Bay area similar to Cafe Presse in Seattle?

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Low key & affordable French bistro in SF Bay area similar to Cafe Presse in Seattle?

craigseattle | Jul 15, 2012 04:00 PM

Hey all,

So I've looked around but no luck so far, and yes I am new to the area still. i am enjoying discovering SF!! Now for my quest:

I would really like to find a low key French/European style bistro (open to East and South Bay as well), just a simple menu with good coffee, glass of wine or pastis, a croque madame, simple frites, a few entrees preferably with seafood/veg options, maybe just a dessert or two? Nothing to break the bank, as I am looking for a place to hang out at often!

When I lived in Seattle I was a regular at Cafe Presse (on Cap Hill), smaller venue with big screens showing soccer games on weekends, and the menu wasn't large at all. For me, it's more of an ambiance thing, I would like to find a place to go for drinks and something small to eat, have a meeting with someone, or just be able to read a newspaper while having a simple brunch on my own during the weekend.

Any suggestions for a transplant?

Much appreciated, and keep up the excellent posts!!

Craig

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