We didn't eat here, but of course I had to photograph the sign!
Oh, so much goodness to be had here...
Might depend on your opinion of these books...
The bar and walls at Credo
This hip restaurant with an open kitchen has walls covered in "I believe" quotations. The quotes come from all sorts of people, of all different beliefs, and expound on everything from the virtues (or the evils) of bacon to the sacrificial nature of love. Many of them conflict. But it is sure fun to sit there and read them!
The food here is absolutely fantastic, too.
Kitchen at Credo
The open kitchen of this restaurant is topped by a neon red sign that says "feed the people". It was fun watching the staff bustle about while waiting for our meal--and wonder if my pizza was being prepared in the wood-fired oven.
Recycled Flooring Table at Credo
I loved the pieced and lacquered tables at this restaurant. They appeared to be made of layered, reclaimed hardwood flooring pieced and nailed together into a solid slab and then finished to a high gloss. Lovely.
The sourdough starter bread was super-yummy!
The Stinking Rose restaurant
"This restaurant serves a little food with their garlic," one of our tour guides said. All the food is supposed to be fantastic, and quite literally based in garlic. They even have garlic ice cream, which we were told was "delicious!"
Another restaurant on my "wishlist" for my next trip. (It's just up the street from City Lights Booksellers, too... a great joint excursion!)
City Lights Booksellers
The most popular bookstore in San Francisco--a large store filled with tight alleys and rooms broken up by wooden shelves, every nook and cranny used to house books. Most titles only had one copy on display, so there is an immense collection of books in these walls on topics you don't always see. A booklover's paradise!
Sign in City Lights Books
A positive twist on the famous quote from Dante's Inferno. This little sign blesses all who enter City Lights Books and delve into its depths.
Descending into Heaven
Warrens and hallways and a labyrinth lined with books--City Lights Books is a booklover's paradise.
Little piece o' paradise
Cozy little bookstores: where introverts go for a good time. At City Lights Books, San Francisco.
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