I had the pleasure of taking a little vacation to San Francisco with Ethan earlier this week. I try to take a small trip and big trip every year- this would be my small trip with Spain being my big trip. I wanted to surprise Ethan with a little vacation to celebrate his birthday. Well I'm a silly person and spoiled the surprise (ask me later). However, I'm a bit glad I spoiled it because Ethan got to pick out places he really wanted to go to. I'd have to say, not surprising at all, this was truly a FOODIE trip. I think I looked forward to eating at unique restaurants rather than seeing the places (and besides seeing some good friends which was really the highlight of my trip).
There were several different recommendations given to me for breakfast/brunch. But since we were in San Fran during the weekdays it cut my list in half. So I decided to do a little more research and found out about Mymy Cafe. Very small and colorful inside. We just beat the rush at 9:30 a.m. Everyone came in an hour later. I had the Norwegian Benedict with smoked salmon on an english muffin, sauteed spinach, PERFECTLY poached egg, capers, micro sprouts and a chive hollandaise. The hollandaise was creamy, smooth, not too zesty (some places are heavy-handed with the lemon) and just a nice hint of chive. What I loved about this place is that they have several different kinds of benedictions. I guess someone could argue that it's a bad thing but I appreciate variety. Ethan got the 6-hour corned beef hash and that was delicious too. The corned beef was tender and flavorful and I think he'll have to tell you about the rest. Each table had a little jar of home made jam too. Loved it!
Three things I love about SF:
- The various neighborhoods such as China Town, Japan Town and Little Italy.
- The weather: 60s-70s, sunny and breezy.
- The architecture of major buildings and residential apartments.
Three things I hate about SF:
- People walk way too slowly.
- It's really dirty but yeah I know what you're going to say "No shit, it's an older city." But still.
- Transit system did not seem very "approachable."
Such an amazing time and it was so easy to plan. I am already thinking about my next trip. Perhaps the east coast and definitely Vegas!
P.S. I'm surprised I didn't have any whiskey on my trip. Lots of wine which is fitting for the area.