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The best panini - in NoPa and beyond ...

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The best panini - in NoPa and beyond ...

JulesSF | | Jul 14, 2008 11:40 AM

I have stopped at this new NoPa corner space a couple of times now - and got hooked to some of the best paninis ever ...

What starts out as a cool coffee stop in the morning (yum pastries, great organic coffee and tea choices) morphs into a nice space for an after-work glass of wine (always some nice choices by the glass - from California to Chile, South Africa and beyond ...) along with several choices of the above mentioned paninis:

made to order, grilled to a crisp-crust-ciabatta-perfection - with the final twist of garlic aroma (a clove is sliced in half to rub the hot panini crust) they come in vegetarian & omnivore options.

I have tried almost all choices by now, but keep gravitating back to two favorites:
- Grilled Ham & Cheese - a modern twist on a classic sandwich, using upgraded ingredients (real gruyere cheese!) along with the above mentioned garlic trick
- Mediterrranean Grilled Turkey - a yummy combination of thinly sliced turkey breast with pesto, olives and sun dried tomatoes ...

Highly recommanded stop along the Divisadero corridor:

Apollo Coffee
1064 Divisadero Street (corner of Turk Street)

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