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Best things to do in Noe Valley, San Francisco

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Coffee Shop
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“This is the BEST coffee in the city! We are total coffee snobs, and Philz can't be beat. It's a local chain and this Noe Valley location is right across the street from a local park. If you try to get into a Philz Coffee downtown you'll wait in line... at this location it's rare to wait more than 5 mins. It's a nice walk down 24th street, and takes about 10 mins from our guest suite. We highly recommend trying the Soooo Good and Philharmonic blends. Ask for cinnamon in the pour over cone, you won't be disappointed.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Surprisingly rugged park with lots of cool geological elements. Great for hiking and running.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Fantastic neighborhood Sardinian restaurant run by husband and wife team Massimiliano and Lorella. Requires booking well in advance for a table, but the seats at the bar are open for walk-ins!”
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American Restaurant
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“Noe Valley staple serving creative cuisine that might be loosely described as Californian. ”
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Sushi Restaurant
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“SUSHI! Best sushi in the city in many locals' opinion. They don't take reservations but it's worth the wait.”
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Neighbourhood
“Noe Valley is a quaint neighborhood just north of Glen Park that's great for a morning or afternoon stroll. The neighborhood features tidy rows of Victorian and Edwardian homes, and thanks to surrounding hills, has some of the city’s sunniest weather. Stroller pushers and dog walkers jostle along 24th Street, which is stocked with bakeries, wine and cheese shops and relaxed cafes. A weekly farmers' market is held in the modest town square.”
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Spanish Restaurant
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“Rated one of the best Spanish tapas restaurant in SF! The service is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. They have a great back patio, too.”
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Bus Line
“The center of the birth of the gay movement in the USA, this was home to trailblazers like Harvey Milk. ”
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Bakery
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“The best American-style bakery in SF in our opinion. Tartine which is more of a French-style bakery gets way more pub, and is deserving of it, but this spot is a hidden gem with equally great pastries and bread, and far less wait time. The coffee is great too!”
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Peruvian Restaurant
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“Great Peruvian restaurant. Try the ceviche sampler and the empanadas. If you like rum, order a Pisco Sour.”
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Coffee Shop
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“Awesome, local, family owned coffee shop. Hearty dark and rich brew. Tell Miguel I said hi. ”
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Breakfast Spot
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“6 blocks. A cozy, popular neighborhood cafe for breakfast and lunch: salads and sandwiches and mimosas in addition to eggs and pancakes. $15 - $20.”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Formerly called Griddle Fresh, now Aha Fresh (same food and ownership), this is for our money the best brunch spot in SF - reasonable wait times, great food, affordable prices. Try the Corned Beef Hash!”
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Tea Room
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“Love high tea? Well, this is your spot! Sit down with a pot of tea and a tray of tea cakes (may require reservations on a weekend). ”
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Chinese Restaurant
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“Good Chinese food! Too bad they don't deliver. Nice neighborhood Americanized Chinese food. Try the Sesame beef, it can be addictive. ”
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American Restaurant
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“A popular spot on 24th, SAVOR offers a mix of savory Mediterranean and southwest-style dishes that don’t disappoint. With something for everyone (crêpes, sandwiches, and salads that will make anyone love salad again), even picky eaters will love their selection of tasty eats. Pop around the side for outdoor patio seating that’s pet-friendly, shaded by blue striped awnings and the perfect place to sip a mimosa or two with your meal. Call ahead on for weekend brunch availability as it gets quite crowded.”
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