My City: Pizza for breakfast and clothes with funky style

Faves and raves by Anjan Mitra

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AGE: 41


NEIGHBORHOOD: Outer Richmond/Sutro Heights

OCCUPATION: Along with wife Emily, co-owner of Dosa, a Southern Indian restaurant in the Mission district

SELF DESCRIPTION: Devoted dad and restaurateur



WHERE: 560 Divisadero St. (at Hayes Street)

WHAT: Blue Bottle Martini

INFO: (415) 864-8643 or  

“I tend to be pretty simple in my taste, but Blue Bottle coffee is phenomenal, and this cocktail just captures the really strong flavor of the coffee.” 


Land’s End

WHERE: Seal Rock Drive and El Camino del Mar

WHAT: Hiking through the cliff-top trail

INFO: (415) 561-4700 or

“You almost feel like you’re not in The City anymore because you can’t hear any traffic. They also just cleared the trail recently, so you get phenomenal views.”



WHERE: 1525 Pine St. (between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue)

WHAT: A burger and a few dashes of hot sauce

INFO: (415) 673-8263 or  

“I love the hot sauces because they’re house-made. This place just has a good late-night diner feel.”


Green Apple Books

WHERE: 506 Clement St. (between Sixth and Seventh avenues)

WHAT: Browsing the used and new books

INFO: (415) 387-2272 or 

“Lately, I feel like I buy more books for my daughter! In any case, I like to support neighborhood places, and Green Apple Books is kind of a San Francisco institution.”


Fillmore Street

WHERE: From Geary Boulevard up to Jackson Street

WHAT: Meandering by the shops and restaurants


“My wife, Emily, and I used to live there, and we just love that area. It’s why we’re opening a second Dosa there this year.”


Rose’s Café 2298 Union St. (at Steiner Street)


WHAT: Digging into a breakfast pizza

INFO: (415) 775-2200 or

“The breakfast pizza is one of my all-time favorites: It’s topped with sunny-side-up eggs and a drizzle of truffle oil.”


Ted Baker

WHERE: 80 Grant Ave. (at Geary Street)

WHAT: Classic menswear with a twist

INFO: (415) 391-1256 or  

“Ted Baker has great clothes that you can dress up, but it’s a more funky dress-up style.”


Marin Headlands

WHERE: Just beyond the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin

WHAT: A bike ride up to the summit

INFO: (415) 331-1540 or  

“I love doing this ride because there’s such a sense of accomplishment when you reach the top. You can really see the whole city: the bridge, the greenery, everything.”


Ritual Coffee Roasters

WHERE: 1026 Valencia St. (between 26th and Hill streets)

WHAT: Double soy latte

INFO: (415) 641-1024 or

“Since Ritual is right across the street from the restaurant, I drop by there a lot. Again, I like neighborhood places, and Ritual has brought incredible coffee to the Mission.”

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