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SF Visitor - Cheap, cheerful and chow worthy?


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SF Visitor - Cheap, cheerful and chow worthy?

tinabull | | Feb 15, 2011 11:20 AM

Hi everyone, heading to SF in 9 weeks' time and will be there for 3 days. Hoping that you might have some good recommendations for me...

We're casual travellers and don't do fancy schamncy, so we're looking for places where jeans and sneakers are not a problem. Hoping for cheaper eats (less than $12 per entree if possible, can be a little higher) as this is the start of a 15 day holiday :)

Day 1 - looking for breakfast recommendations near the Union Square area. We're from the UK where you don't really get diners as such so a diner would be great. Think bacon, eggs, toast, etc. Maybe pancakes. If we get a good, hearty breakfast we won't eat lunch and that evening we plan Osha Thai. I've been to SF before and loved Osha - is it still good? Would like a rec for somewhere casual for a beer/cocktail before and / or after Osha and we don't mind going to any of the Osha restaurants or any part of SF. We like to walk!

Day 2 - looking for a good bakery close to Union Square for a take away croissant type breakfast and hopefully blue bottle coffee? We're headed out to Point Reyes that day so just ideas for an evening meal please. Preference for ramen, pizza, pasta, steak, burger, bbq, mexican food, again area doesn't matter as long as it isn't way out of the centre (i.e. we don't really want to get a cab).

Day 3 - doing the evening Alcatraz tour which should finish up around 9pm so looking for a quick bite to eat before we head off for the night in Santa Cruz. We might just head to In n Out for this one but any other recs close to Pier 33 gratefully received. No fish & seafood due to an allergy.

Looking forward to these recs and I promise to report back :)


Osha Thai
149 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105