by Carolyn
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Couple months ago my good friend Nina introduced me Inner Richmond. Located between the Golden Gate Park and Presidio this cute and quite neighborhood has it all to became the next trendy spot in San Francisco. Some people say this is the real China Town of San Francisco and that’s true there are many Asian shops and restaurants, but there are also some pretty cool independent stores with great collections on clothes, books and gifts. I personally love the mix of the Asian charm and the hip vibe you can find in Inner Richmond. This great multicultural mix of great, inexpensive food spots, variety of shops, easy access to Golden Gate Park and Presidio might not have the hype of some other SF neighborhoods like the Mission or Hayes Valley and it’s pretty off the touristy radar, but that’s what it makes so unique and valuable. Even if I think, it won’t stay like that forever. And yeah, Karl the Fog rolls in a little bit earlier than into other neighborhoods, but I hope whether San Franciscan or tourist, you have accepted that the fog belongs to the city and that it shouldn’t discourage you from discovering new places. With it’s main street, the Clement street, Inner Richmond is a perfect place to have stroll, sip on a coffee while watching the drive on the streets or to discover amazing tastes in food. So put in on your list and read on for more Inner Richmond tips.


Eats – a brunch spot with great menu, try the Spinach Potrobello Benedicts. They are so yummy and don’t substitute the potatoes, they were one of the best I ever had. Waiting time is around 30 min and they only have open until 2.30pm

Burma Superstar – If you are looking for something different this is your place to go. Tea leaf salad is amazing. But be prepared to wait.

Troya – Mediterranean/turkish food with yummy desserts.

Chapeau! – French cuisine in the middle of little China Town. Haven’t tried it out yet, but the Yelp reviews seam promising.

Good Luck Dim Sum – People were buying from here in bulks when I did the tour, so after a not so good experience with dim sum I had to give it another try and this time, it was pretty good. I had to go back and taste my way through all the stuff they have. And you cannot beat their prices.

Cafe Barley – the new kid on the block with healthy food and an amazing green plants wall.

Pretty Please Bakeshop – even if you are not a sweet tooth this place won’t let you indifferent. From cupcakes to eclairs this shop is a dessert wonderland.

Giorgio’s Pizzeria – the good old family style pizza restaurant.

Blue Danube Coffee House – Work, meet and enjoy cozy atmosphere. Try the Mexican hot chocolate!

Seedstore – This men’s and women’s clothing store is a real gem when it comes to finding a unique pieces.

Park Life – a mix between store and gallery with carefully curated books, apparel, gifts and art. Must-stop.

Period George – everything for your traditional table with a twist. The store is full-packed with fine china, dinner ware, table linens, silverware with opulent patterns and textures.

Sloat Garden Center – huge variety on plant and gardening accessories.

Green Apple Books – One of SF’s best bookstores. You will get lost in this crazy charmingly space. Be prepared to spend at least one hour here.

Kamei Restaurant Supply – Cook and kitchen ware for an affordable price.

Covet – Find unique jewerly, clothes and gifts this small but cute place.

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