The Richmond District is infamous for its fog (of course), but there are some cafés and ice cream shops that burn that fog right off. Lately it’s been warmer than usual, making it even more desirable to grab a cold drink or ice cream and bask in the sun.
Angelina’s Deli-Café opened its doors in 1983 and cannot be missed being that it is right at the corner of California Street (6000 California Street). This bustling eatery has grown over the years into a destination café and also functions as a full-service catering company. Here one can enjoy cheeses, spreads, nuts, crackers, sandwiches, pastas, salads, coffee, sweets, soft-serve ice cream, oatmeal, granola, croissants and pastries, all with fresh ingredients and made to order.
Simple Pleasures Café is located on Balboa Street between 35th and 36th Avenues and has been there since 1974. This small haven of delicious artisanal house-roasted coffee, bagels and baked goods is most famous for live music in the evenings. This one of a kind café also offers an outdoor seating parklet so one can enjoy the salty-breeze from the Pacific Ocean, refreshing your face, hair and mind.
Toy Boat Dessert Café is one of the best places in San Francisco to get delicious Rainbow ice cream (and lunch) while you look at vintage toys. The café first opened 32 years ago and has been putting smiles on children (and adults) ever since. This friendly neighborhood café has everything; bagels, soup, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and even smoothies!
Joe’s Ice Cream is one of the oldest ice cream parlors in San Francisco. They opened in 1959 and recently relocated across the street from their original site at 18th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. This family owned parlor offers extravagant ice creams including, Black Walnut, Coffee Crunch, Irish Coffee, Pistachio Nut, and Wasabi—just to name a few! They even have Sherbert and Sorbet flavors made with skim, dairy-free and fat-free milks.
Stay tuned for our expanded Neighborhood Guides—coming soon to www.jodigroup.com—, with all the information you’ll need when deciding on the next neighborhood to call home (or maybe just for a night out on the town).