Beyond the women's boutiques and nail salons, there's a few gems in this quaint and sleepy neighborhood.
Ooh, pretty. Stained glass, tinted glass, iridescent glass, all kinds of glass going on here. Please your inner magpie.
Like Pier One, only not crappy.
Dangerously addicting shop full of gorgeous bric-a-brac from around the world. Profoundly overwhelming at first approach, but as you dig deeper you find too many things you never knew you needed.
Serving all your chocolate needs. The screened tins with local street signs and landmarks make great gifts.
Don't stop at the burgers, though they're very good. The dogs also rock here.
Still serving food of the '90s. In a good way. This is one of our regular special occasion spots.
Expansive selection of cards, stationery, wrapping papers, fine pens, craft papers and much more.
Excellent neighborhood pet store with good selection of premium per food brands.
On nice days, the back patio is delightful. Get the brik for brunch.
We prefer to sit at the wine bar and split our way down the menu. It's a more casual, fun experience and you get to schmooze with the staff.
Chef Cosentino has been on all the competition shows, and won the most recent season of Top Chef Masters.
Everything you need to turn your home into a British B&B.
Quirky, cute, design-conscious housewares and accessories.
Less extensive and somewhat more upscale than Lucca, it is nevertheless an excellent source for Italian foods, and a great spot for quick meals.
Exquisitely curated collection of handmade jewelry from a local artist. Truly something for everyone.
The best independent cafe in Noe Valley. The staff is friendly, and they've got free wifi.
Awesome books, fun events, and delicious pastured eggs from a farm near the owners' house in Tomales. New: A small selection of high-quality Thai spices.
It would not be an exaggeration to say I've eaten at Contigo a couple hundred times. I've even gone so far as to bring a group of friends and eat every item on the menu, all without a single miss. The prices are reasonable and the staff is affable.
A lovely spot for a sip and nibble, especially with the view of the Dolores Street palms swaying outside.
Elegant shabby-chic furniture and accessories, plus a selection of works from local artists.
Fun, self-serve frozen yogurt. Careful -- it's very easy to pour yourself a monster portion!