a coffee shop near civic center?
I've set up interviews for summer internships in SF all day. One is from 2-3 around 24th Mission BART, and the second is 4-5 around the Civic Center BART. Is there a nice place around Civic Center where I could sit and have snack to wait out the awkward timing? ... while I'm wearing a suit?
Larkin Express Deli where you can sample Burmese food, although some of it is heavy on garlic and you might want to abstain until after the interview.
Gyro King is a Turkish cafe You can have a lahmacun or filo pastry with your Turkish coffee.
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Cafe Asia inside of the Asian Art Museum. You don't need to pay admission.
At that hour you should be able to linger and if the weather's nice, there's an outdoor patio that is separated from the occasional craziness that happens in the Civic Center area.
There's a cafe inside of City Hall, on the main floor. At least there was the last time I was there a year ago. It's huge, and rarely busy.
The only issue is the metal detector screening but otherwise it's obviously a public space and no one will think twice about wearing a suit. Think positive however...no one will bring a weapon to the interview. Then you could go downstairs to the cafeteria and do a review for CH.
City Hall Cafe
400 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103