San Francisco, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, is one of the best cities in the world for café life. Explore all the neighbourhoods of San Francisco – from the Mission to North Beach, from downtown to just north of the city, over the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin – through its homegrown cafés. Find the best places to sit down in with a notebook (or a netbook) and a steaming mocha and artisan pastry. Joe Wolff has been praised for his portraits of café owners whose creative visions have made these unique places, and Roger Paperno, for his ‘‘richly evocative’’ photographs (Chicago Tribune).
In this guide, Wolff and Paperno turn to the vital café life of their own beloved Northern Californian city, a place that with its emphasis on the local, the organic, and the sustainable, has been teaching the rest of us how to eat and drink for a long time.
JOE WOLFF is the author and ROGER PAPERNO the photohtapher of three of the Café Life guides – Rome, Florence and Venice.