Best Dog-Friendly Cafe San Francisco 2001 - Atlas Cafe
This is one of those finds that is probably best kept secret, but here goes: The Atlas Cafe has an attached patio with an outdoor heater, sheltered by a clear plastic tent. Under the tent are tables at which people sit with, yes, their dogs! Laid-back workers serve up great, cheap food, and there is jazz on weekend nights. Best of all, you can hang out under the tent for hours, drinking hot ginger lemonade and eating smoked trout while sneaking morsels to your dog, and it's all perfectly legal. The downside is that smokers and cell-phone blabbermouths sometimes foul the tented air. A well-timed snarl from a sharp-fanged dog, though, is generally enough to make them take their anti-social behavior elsewhere.