Coffee, Tea and Dessert places in SF
Ok, I've posted my restaurant itinerary in another topic but I realised that I'll need some coffee, tea and dessert recommendations as well. We're staying at The Palace, and over the years it's been a ritual (whether home or abroad) to have some coffee and desserts before heading off to bed. I've noticed from other threads that names mentioned include Cafe Greco, Bar Tartine (bakery looks nice), Blue Bottle, Bi-Rite Creamery and Graffeo.
Will welcome any suggestions, particularly places that are open late and wouldn't be adverse to us lingering over our coffees. Thanks!!
Bar Tartine is is a different location than Tartine the bakery, a few blocks away. Of the options on your list, I am most familiar with Tartine and Bi-Rite Creamery, both in my neighborhood, and both great places. Note that Bi-Rite Creamery is a tiny little place, so you won't be able to hole up there, and Tartine is frequently very busy. So if it's pouring when you arrive, these might not be optimal choices.
In the same neighborhood, I suggest you try Mission Beach Cafe, which opened this year and serves pastry and coffee for breakfast along with full meals for lunch and dinner. I've been there to have dessert and coffee at night, and they are quite accommodating. It is open until 11 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Mission Beach Cafe
198 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94103