Feb 16, 2010

coffee and chocolate in the morning...


I had only two days in San Francisco before I leave for Los Angeles and the reason why we were here was to see our dear friends and their five months old lovely daughter. No fooling around... But it was my first time in this gorgeous city and I was dying to explore it. So we decided to rush... I want to list the highlights of our experience like I remember, all in fast forward, tasty and foggy...



When we were trying to reach Fisherman's Wharf for our lunch before noon the chocolate factory TCHO popped out right at the piers out of the blue. They produce their products right there from scratch and they have a tasting room..! I know this city is really serious about chocolate but these guys are one of the best. This factory wins the big prize in San Francisco for us. Money well spent...


After the delay caused by chocolate tasting we reached Fisherman's Wharf. To be honest the area looks like Venice Beach of San Francisco, full of touristic gift shops and pretty boring. Anyway we are here to find Boudin Bakery which is nationally famous about their sourdough bread. The place is full of tourists and apparently it has been in every travel guide. So it wasn't very excited to be there and we didn't feel like discovering something but the clam chowder in the sourdough bowl was delicious I have to say. If you happen to be in the neighborhood you shouldn't think twice to go in.

I feel really bad that I didn't have enough time since the city has a lot to offer for your taste buds: one of my favorite brews of all time Anchor Steam, amazing coffee shop chain Blue Bottle Coffee with their very fine coffee, hidden downtown scotch whisky heaven The Whisky Shop and it's amazing owner, chatting at the bar counter of Cafe Zoetrope with regulars when sipping wines from Francis Ford Coppola Winery. I cannot imagine what I could discover just walking around the city if I had a little bit more time. I think I have to come back.