āina, San Francisco

Went here for brunch with an out-of-town friend.   Hibiscus ginger lemonade.   St. Frank drip coffee.   Malasadas: Portuguese style doughnuts with guava custard. I liked it, but I didn't expect a doughnut as an appetizer.   Spam Musubi, with boston bibb lettuce, Stone Valley Farms whole hog spam, kimchi, short grain rice, and … Continue reading āina, San Francisco

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Sarutahiko Coffee, Ebisu & Sengawa

Went to this coffee shop in two different locations. The Ebisu shop shares its location with another business.   Got an iced latte. It's somewhat of a safer choice for me, here in Tokyo. It was ok. Noticed these little dog routers around town.   The Sengawa location looks pretty sweet and has two stories.   … Continue reading Sarutahiko Coffee, Ebisu & Sengawa

theLab (formerly known as Chocolate Lab), San Francisco

Ritual Coffee Hot Drinking Chocolate: made with Recchiuti chocolate Pistoles (beads of pure chocolate) and Vanilla Bean Marshmallows. Cup by Heath Ceramics. Egg, Bacon & Polenta: egg and bacon from Marin Sun Farms. Quiche The hot chocolate feels like you're literally drinking a dark, smooth, rich chocolate bar. It's quite delicious, and works well with … Continue reading theLab (formerly known as Chocolate Lab), San Francisco