San Francisco! What a great city. I had the chance to spend a day or so there back in October. I’d been to San Francisco a few times before, but thanks to a friend in the area was able to discover a few new places on this trip.
First up, one of the most spectacular brunches I’ve ever had. Really. Zazie, found in San Francisco’s Cole Valley neighborhood, not only has a unique, inviting atmosphere, but also some incredibly tasty pancakes. I was so overwhelmed with the selection that I wound up ordering two different kinds. Yep, those pancakes are BOTH mine! One, a delicious gingerbread pancake topped with lemon curd and the other is one of the restaurant’s famous miracle pancakes-in this case it was pumpkin flavored. YUM. A variety of mimosas was available to complete the meal, ranging from your standard orange to mango and even black current. So good. Zazie has definitely been put on my list of top restaurants.
Next was a walk around Haight and Ashbury. This neighborhood of San Francisco was made famous by its hippy culture in the 1960s, and maintains a fun, laid-back, counter-culture vibe. It’s definitely touristy, but has some great architecture and several fun bars, cafes and shops to check out. It’s also interesting to simply window shop.
This is a view from Dolores Park with a statue of Miguel Hidalgo overlooking the city. This park was great. I love how much green it adds to such a large city and the views of the San Francisco skyline are sensational.
I’ll end this post with a picture of City Hall, mainly because I have a liking for city halls.