Feeling like I needed to explore a new SF hood, I headed to the Dogpatch today. For those of you who don’t know, the Dogpatch is a neighborhood right next to Portrero Hill. It used to be very dangerous and sketchy but lo and behold, it’s now a very cute, very hip, up-and-coming area of the city. Don’t let the name fool you. There’s basically one or two blocks of places: a few restaurants, one coffee shop, a couple wine bars/stores, one actual winery, some artsy fartsy places, a nail salon, a cheese shop, a butcher and one of the city’s best ice cream stores (feature on that to come).
It’s a really great respite from the rest of the city and seems to be reasonably undiscovered/not overrun with hipsters or too many people.
For my first feature, check out Piccino, which is a combo beautiful yellow clapboard Italian restaurant and adorable coffee shop. I only got a coffee (delicious, the beans they use are from Sightglass Coffee in SOMA) but the restaurant has definitely been officially added to my grand list of Places to Eat.
Piccino Coffee Bar // 1001 Minnesota St. San Francisco, CA 94107 // Monday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.