Does anyone have recommendations for outdoor cafes in the Bay Area? I'm always on the lookout for places to meet a friend for coffee, read the Sunday paper, or just sit and enjoy the weather. The most important criteria are 1) must have good pastries and 2) a pleasant location.
I haven't been very successful at finding such places in the Bay Area, but so far my favorite is Royal Coffee on College Avenue in Oakland. They have several tables on a nice tree-lined side street, pastries from La Farine, and a generally pleasant atmosphere. The only drawback is that the location is usually cold, even on warm summer days.
Any recommendations would be appreciated!