Hayes Valley

Restaurants in Hayes Valley

A series of shipping containers offering Ritual Roasters’ coffee, Smitten ice cream, Avedano’s meat, and Suppenküche’s beer have turned this once desolate parking lot into a delightful place for people.

Local icon Elizabeth Falkner has reopened Citizen Cake in the Pacific Heights. The fire-engine red store front gives way to a sparse interior with an exposed brick wall, slate floor, and black tables.

Spago-trained Anne Gingrass serves traditional Peruvian basics for her new 12-table restaurant.

With its name on the flap of a maize-yellow awning and planters and small tables in front of its plate-glass windows, Zuni Café on Market Street in the Hayes Valley area serves French and Italian fare crafted with sustainable, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

Located within walking distance of the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, this Hayes Valley brasserie is ideal for pre-show French fare and inventive absinthe-based cocktails.

Long lines are the norm at this tiny, cash-only outpost of Blue Bottle Coffee, located down a quiet alleyway in the Hayes Valley neighborhood.

Bar Jules, a brightly colored, neighborhood café in Hayes Valley, serves a new menu daily, written on the café’s signature blackboard.