Though not a destination in itself, this comfy outpost of a popular local cafe chain is the right place to come in Hayes Valley for a fortifying, generous “healthy-ish” meal at a great price. Here’s the drill: Order at the counter, find a table or a cushy armchair, and set up camp until your order comes to your table. I almost always get one of the gargantuan salads (they have about 10 fully loaded types), but you’ll also find bacon-wrapped dates, ribs, potpie, and sandwiches; there’s a kids menu, and, in the morning, a full breakfast. Additional locations include two in SoMa (one at Yerba Buena, 690 Mission St., and another in the Design District at 1 Henry Adams St.) and one tucked amid Upper Fillmore shopping at 2016 Fillmore St.
San Francisco› Restaurant
301 Hayes St. (at Franklin St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Civic Center/Hayes Valley Hours Mon–Wed 8am–10pm; Thurs–Fri 8am–10:45pm; Sat 8:30am–10:45pm; Sun 8:30am–10pm. Transportation
Bus: 5, 9, 38, 47, or 49. Streetcar: Any Market St. line.Phone 15/624-3953 Prices Entrees $10–$14 Cuisine Type American Web site The Grove
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