Best Cafe San Francisco 2006 - Café Du Soleil
Café Du Soleil feels like a neighborhood cafe but caters to a distinctly European palate. For morning people, its coffee drinks are superb on their own, but the pastries hit the standby combo out of the park. For those preferring a savory wakeup, its tortilla Española (a delicious dish much like a frittata that comes with your choice of smoked salmon, bacon, or avocado) is filling without being overwhelming, served with a side of mixed greens instead of the typical potato mainstay. (Note that it's only on the weekend brunch menu.) Add to this an unhurried atmosphere, in which you order at the counter and stay until you're done chatting, reading, writing, or whatever, and Café Du Soleil will easily turn you into a repeat customer.