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Summer Dining in the Mission District

From dining al-fresco, roof-top scenes, and trendy bakeries, there is a multitude of restaurant options to choose from in the Mission District. Give your taste buds something to be excited about and check out our guide to summer dining in the Mission District, which are just steps away from Inn San Francisco.

Tartine Bakery

While we do host a beautiful breakfast here at the Inn, Tartine Bakery is a must try for those who are looking to satisfy their sweet tooth with one of their warm flaky pastries. Or for a true luxury, sample some of their artisanal bread that is baked fresh daily. Even enjoy a meal at their sister restaurant, Tartine Manufactory, best enjoyed during the day with their Instagram worthy lighting and large windows to view happenings in the street.


Add a little Mexican spice to your life this summer at Californios. With an understated exterior and a vibrant yet casual interior, this well refined Mexican restaurant offers a seasonal menu of 16 revolving courses. While off the beaten path, you still can’t forget you are in the heart of the city with its expensive-looking décor yet casual setting.

Al’s Place

Plan ahead for a night at Al’s Place. Feel like you are at the beach this summer with their casual beach vibe atmosphere in the heart of Mission. Sample some Snackles, cool off or heat up with their hot and cold dishes paired with a side of their popular pork belly. Their extensive limited available menu is also something that shouldn’t be overlooked.     

Flour and Water

Who doesn’t love a good piece of pie, a pizza pie that is! Flour and Water not only whips up tasty pizzas in their wood-fired oven, they also are experts at crafting handmade pasta from eggplant tortellini to hen polpettini. Because they want to share the art of cooking, occasional pasta making classes are offered.

Foreign Cinema

Enjoy a warm summer evening sitting outside on the large patio at Foreign Cinema, where you can savor a top-notch charcuterie or delectable oysters and sit back and watch a film projected on the back wall of the patio. Even their brunch is one of the best in the city, offering a bloody mary to die for.

Wise Sons Deli

It would be wise to make a stop at the Wise Sons Deli before your summer stroll through the park. This well-known neighborhood deli offers pastrami cheese fries, chopped liver and matzo ball soup, that are all made fresh daily.


A true classic, Delfina’s is a California-Italian restaurant serving up meals that let the ingredients speak for themselves. Local favorites include the hanger steak, spaghetti, and anything off of their seasonal list will not leave you unsatisfied. And if you are in the mood for pizza, hop over next door to Pizzeria Delfina.

La Taqueria

Where the owner still greets every guest, La Taqueria is a no-frills taqueria that opened in 1973, where the food speaks for itself. You can’t leave San Francisco without having tasted one of their “off menu” tacos. Crunchy tacos, which comes wrapped in a soft taco, filled to the top with your meat of choice. And if you dare, top your taco off with their atomic salsa verde, you won’t be disappointed.

El Techo

Bask in the warm summer weather atop the roof-top restaurant at the all-alfresco El Techo. Offering Latin American street eats and creative cocktails, this vibrant atmosphere will want to make you stay all day. Seats are highly coveted so plan to wait for the perfect summer dining spot.

The Sycamore

A lively gastropub with a lively outdoor atmosphere, The Sycamore serves up bubbling mimosas at brunch, craft beers, a huge patio, and a plethora of board games for entertainment. They keep it simple with the food menu by offering classics like BLT sliders, grilled cheese sandwiches, along with a brunch menu served on the weekends. But really who is coming for the foo, their patio is the main attraction.

These are just a few of our favorite dining spots in the Mission, read here for more restaurants we recommend you check out during your stay at Inn San Francisco. 

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