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Good coffee shop-meeting place - central SF?

Sarah Aug 19, 2011 08:48 PM

Need good spot for 6-8 ppl for business-like meeting weekday 11:00am. Located for easy approach for incoming from GG and Bay Bridge w/easy parking? Thanks!

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    ML8000 Aug 20, 2011 02:01 PM

    One of the most central places in SF is Japantown Center, close enough to Fell/Laguna exit and not far from the GG Bridge, Park Presidio Dr. There's plenty of parking but it's paid in the garage.

    The area outside of Murata's Cafe Hana has open first-come-first-serve seating and plenty of large tables and usually isn't crowded during the weekday. I use to meet a client from Marin there with me coming from the East Bay.

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    Murata's Cafe Hana
    1737 Post St Ste 368, San Francisco, CA 94115

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      j
      jman1 Aug 20, 2011 04:31 PM

      Another cafe in the same area is YakiniQ. Might be a preferable ambiance. And, there is also Viz cafe, but that probably won't be comfortable for the group meeting.

    2. Sarah Aug 20, 2011 12:36 PM

      How's the parking around Town's End -- Embarc/Brannan?

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      1. re: Sarah
        j
        jman1 Aug 20, 2011 01:35 PM

        There is a fair amount of metered parking and also garages/lots in that area (don't know how filled they are at a that time … check the baseball schedule as well).

      2. j
        jman1 Aug 20, 2011 12:27 PM

        Arlequin Cafe. Especially if the weather is nice and you can sit in the outdoor garden. Counter service only, but they have food in addition to coffee and also beer/wine.

        There are parking garages nearby. It's pretty much central between both bridges.

        You might need to drag a few tables together on the patio to accommodate the group.

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          chuckl Aug 20, 2011 12:25 PM

          Blue bottle on mint is close toa garage on mission with relatively easy access to the bay bridge. If its too crowded there, check out epicenter on harrison.

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            rccola Aug 20, 2011 10:51 AM

            Easy approach for incoming from GG and Bay Bridge with easy parking? Sounds like the Holy Grail Cafe.

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              Sarah Aug 20, 2011 11:39 AM

              Where, pray tell ...

              1. re: Sarah
                r
                rccola Aug 22, 2011 09:56 AM

                So sorry! "Holy Grail Cafe" was a joke--something you wont really find, like the holy grail of the last supper. I can't think of anything in SF that fits the description.

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