There is nothing better on a typical San Francisco afternoon, just when the fog starts to tease the air and the light is lowering on the Marin Headlands, then a nice cuppa tea. Maybe with a treat as well. I love to be cozy so when in the Nob Hill/Russian Hill neighborhood I noodle over to Nook, on the corner of Hyde and Jackson. It was the place I first went to as a new resident and it’s still my comfy go-to cafe.
Nook's interior is mellow-toned: wood benches, the occasional hiss from the steam nozzle, the muffled clink of real cups and saucers, and thick slices of cakes on the counter. On the sidewalk tables and chairs dot the perimeter where you can wave to nervous cable car riders clinging on at the turn. There is a surprisingly full menu of breakfast, lunch, small plates and dessert items. There is even a modest wine selection. Folks behind the counter are pleasant, and I appreciate their patience as I debate over a GF or non-GF day.
A welcome, cozy Nook for sure.
Visit Nook at: http://cafenook.com/