For more than 20 years, the corner of Grant Avenue and Bush Street near Union Square has been a little corner of Paris in San Francisco. Come along to Café de la Presse to enjoy your morning croissant and cappuccino, practice your French with the waiter, and soak up the ambience with an international newspaper at a bistro table.
With hundreds of foreign magazines and newspapers available, the café wears its continental heart on its sleeve. A typical 1930s Paris bistro has been lovingly re-created right down to the alder wood bar, outdoor tables, posters, lighting fixtures and more.
It's not the cheapest breakfast you'll find, but this is Union Square, in the heart of the tourist district. And, if it's just a continental breakfast you're after, it's ideal as a meeting place or comfortable for sipping your coffee alone.
And, where else on the Left Coast are you going to find your Left Bank favorites, such as croque monsieur (et madame), tarte provençale, soupe à l'oignon, coq au vin and so many more famous French specialties?
Photos tell the story best. See the menu online for breakfast, lunch, dinner or after-theatre dessert and hop on a cable car to make it a great San Francisco day. Salut!