San Francisco is a big city made up of adorable neighborhoods ranging from the urban and grimey to the quaint and charming. The Outer Sunset is one of our favorite places to hang out in the city, because it doesn't really feel like you're in the city. The houses are a kaleidoscope of pastel colors, the shops are local and friendly, and the best part? It's all just a few blocks from the sandy Ocean Beach, so you can smell the sea while you wander.
Here are our top 5 local places to visit in the Outer Sunset:
1. Coffee at Andytown Coffee Roasters
San Francisco is full of good coffee (actually, more like great coffee) and a pourover at Andytown Coffee Roasters is the perfect way to start your day in the sunset. Not only is everything roasted in-house, but all the baristas are roasters too!
2. Brunch at Outerlands
Whether it's breakfast or lunch (or a weekend brunch), a meal at Outerlands is a must while you're here on Judah Street. The menu is local and organic, the decor is gorgeous, and we love the chill, neighborhood vibes. They are closed from 3-5pm though, so make sure you plan your day accordingly!
3. Window Shopping at Woodshop
This one is one for our own SF bucket list! Woodshop is both a workspace and a showroom for four local artisans who make beautiful works, mainly from wood. You can check out their shop for some cute home pieces, make an appointment at the showroom, or just peek in for some window shopping while you're walking by.
4. Selfies at General Store
The greenhouse in the backyard at General Store is a must while you're in San Francisco! Not only is their shop adorable, but the lighting in the greenhouse makes it the perfect place to grab a vacation selfie.
The Inside of the shop is full of handmade goods from local artistans, and you'll find an array of products like greeting cards, vintage clothing, and cookbooks from San Francisco restaurants.
5. Trouble Coffee
The illustrious Trouble Coffee is last on our list, but certainly not least. Stop here for some toast, a coconut, and a quiet place to think over your cup of coffee. No photos or phones, though! You can learn more about the famous Trouble Coffee story here from the podcast This American Life.
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