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Cafe Life San Francisco: A Guidebook to the City's Neighborhood Cafes

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San Francisco, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, is one of the best cities in the world for finding a fine neighborhood café to sit down in with a notebook (or a netbook) and a steaming mocha and artisan pastry. Explore all the neighborhoods of San Francisco—from the Mission to North Beach, from downtown to just north of the city, over the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin—through its homegrown cafés. Wolff and Paperno have been highly praised for their guides to café life: Wolff, for his ...

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Overview

San Francisco, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, is one of the best cities in the world for finding a fine neighborhood café to sit down in with a notebook (or a netbook) and a steaming mocha and artisan pastry. Explore all the neighborhoods of San Francisco—from the Mission to North Beach, from downtown to just north of the city, over the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin—through its homegrown cafés. Wolff and Paperno have been highly praised for their guides to café life: Wolff, for his portraits of the owners whose creative visions have made these unique places; Paperno, for his "richly evocative" photographs (Chicago Tribune). In this guide, Wolff and Paperno turn to the vital café life of their own beloved Northern Californian city, a place that, with its emphasis on the local, the organic, and the sustainable, has been teaching the rest of us how to eat and drink for a long time.

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It's not as if one needs another reason to visit the magical City by the Bay, but Wolff and Paperno (coauthors, Café Life Rome) provide a delectable impetus. Wolff divides the city into five neighborhoods and adds a trio of Marin County entries for a total of 24 café recommendations. The specialties of these coffee shops range from full-service meals to Italian pastries, unusual ice cream flavors, and gelato. In the heart of downtown San Francisco at Union Square, there's the Italian Emporio Rulli Il Caffè. Equally continental is the Café Metropol, only here you'll find a taste of Austria and be welcomed by brothers Klaus and Albert Ranier. Wolff then covers North Beach, the Sunset District, and the Mission District. Mission Bay and Dogpatch may be out of the way for visitors, but Wolff's recommendations are worth a side trip. VERDICT What makes this such an inviting guide are the interviews with café owners that provide in-depth background on the establishments and neighborhoods. It is a joy to read and an essential purchase for anyone planning a trip to or living in San Francisco.—Janet Ross, Sparks Branch Lib., NV
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566568470
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/20/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,383,735
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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