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sunmi Jan 3, 2007 07:52 AM

i'm going to be spending some time in SF this weekend--anyone have suggestions for a great coffee/pastry shop/bakery in or near union square? thanks!

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    nutmeg Jan 3, 2007 05:50 PM

    For espresso and pastries at Union Square, I actually really like Emporio Rulli il Caffe right on Union Square esp on a sunny day. http://www.rulli.com/caffes/ilcaffe/index.shtml

    Sometimes I like to duck into the Neiman Marcus Rotunda (top floor)for some civility and a great view looking down on Union Square. http://rotundarestaurant.com/page/nxue/Home_Page.html

    A little further afield is Samavar Tea Lounge at Yerba Buena Gardens, which I LOVE. http://www.samovartea.com/

    Near there (by the Marriott) is Beard Papas. They are known for their cream puffs. Vanilla and milk tea are my favorites.

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      Sebby Jan 3, 2007 06:46 PM

      Cafe Madeleine (at 43 O'Farrell, just down from Neiman Marcus)has good pressed sandwiches and salads.

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        TracyS Jan 3, 2007 06:56 PM

        I like Mocca on Maiden Lane for their tasty, albeit pricey sandwiches and salad options.

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          megamalone Jan 4, 2007 05:30 AM

          Cafe Espresso at the Sir Francis Drake is pretty good.

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