After a good nights rest at the brand new Intercontinental Hotel (2 nights courtesy of a rep, Randi) a block from the Moscone Center, we decided to hop in the car and drive to South Park. Has anyone been there? It’s this little neighborhood, almost directly under the entrance to the Bay Bridge, quasi hidden from the casual observer and a visual feast for the Euro-lover.
South Park encompasses a one-way street that loops around peaceful center park. We arrived close to 9am and saw a few people out. Mostly fathers pushing babies (to give mom a break) and some dog owners out with their dogs.
Our main mission in visiting this area was to visit the prominent restaurant “The Butler and the Chef” which is a breakfast and lunch cafe famous for their yummy food.
We forgot to take pictures of our breakfasts (or maybe we were too hungry to wait) but the buckwheat crepe Parisienne and the Eggs Benedict on olive bread were delightful. Robin ordered the croque monsieur which was amazing. She reminded us that it’s the same dish that Meryl Streep made for Steve Martin in It’s Complicated…and who doesn’t want to eat French food after watching that?
The feeling and design of the restaurant (and the park) were as if you just walked down from the Eifel Tower and found your own hidden Parisian bistro, far away from tourists. It was tres magnific!
Although the weather was terribly cold (and apparently stores in SF don’t have heaters) we still took a walk around the neighborhood to enjoy the architecture (and to walk our breakfasts off a bit).
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