Insider’s Guide: 24 Hours In Duboce Triangle

If you’ve ever passed Duboce Triangle on your journey to the Sunset, you need to deboard at Church and Duboce immediately — Explore this vibrant neighborhood; pet a pup or two. 

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VERVE Coffee Roasters

Having made it’s grand opening at 2101 Market Street (at Church). Coffees from Verve, a roastery based in Santa Cruz that has done most of their cafe expansion in Los Angeles so far, are now available amongst the crazy amount of caffeinated choices in the Castro. Routinely ranked as a staff favorite, the 1950 has sugar and spice and everything caffeine. With its own unique spice and candied fruit flavor typical of Ethiopian coffees, The 1950 is complex enough to feel like a single origin, but versatile enough to be a crowd pleaser all year long. // 2101 Market Street, Castro,

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Castro Farmers Market

A community favorite among mainly families, this small but always full farmers market brings the best of Bay Area produce to the forefront. At the Castro Farmers’ Market, the selection is always fresh, always seasonal, and always provided by local farmers and ranchers. Many including Houweling Nurseries have their selection for sale. // 288 Noe St, Castro,

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Cafe du Nord

Serving San Franciscans with good food, intoxicating drinks and great times since 1907. This upscale new American eats & live music acts (on the basement-level) has always been a historic former speakeasy space. Did you know? Their clam chowder by the bowl beats a trip to Bourdin every time. // 2174 Market St, Duboce Triangle,

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What happy hour dreams are made of, decked out in vintage video-game machines: the consensus is clear, it’s a highly raved spot. Imagine this neon-covered spot to be your adult Chuck E. Cheeses, and no, tokens are not involved. And let’s get real for a second, their draft list is rather impressive. However, we don’t understand the $1 off drinks during happy hour but we don’t ask questions. // 2200 Market Street, B, Castro,

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Duboce Dog Park

Your furry companion already knows that this is the park to play. Pups, big and small, love to run the entire length of the park and with astonishing views for their owners to ogle at—a duo’s clear favorite. We’ll bow-wow to that. // Duboce St & Scott St, Duboce Triangle,

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Hecho Cantina

This Mexican spot with communal tables & festive decor serving classic & creative dishes is a fabulous “first impression” date spot. Loved by the LGBTQ and hetero-crowds alike, Hecho Cantina evolved from their high-scale dining concept to a more casual, laid-back cantina vibe. Where you can create your own experience. You no longer need a reservation, you can come any time, order a drink at the bar and/or food at their new fully stocked counter. // 2200 Market St, Duboce Triangle,

Jasmine Garden

Most online critics are calling this Vietnamese spot one of the “best places to get vegetarian pho,” Jasmine Garden on 14th has been getting down to the knitty-gritty with their pho selection. Starting with thicker noodles and different broth styles, all who are carnivores, omnivores, or anywhere in between can order to their delight. // 708 14th St, Duboce Triangle,

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Classically delivering the “French cuisine experience,” executive chef Clement’s professional portfolio includes three years at Le Charm, a San Francisco bistro, one year at Elizabeth and Daniel, a 2001 James Beard nominated restaurant, and three years leading the kitchen at Fringale, a Basque-inspired restaurant. He then opened his own restaurant, L’Ardoise Bistro in March 2008. Expect to see all classic french bistro dishes, including Coq Au Vin, Duck Confit, Steak Frites, Soup Du Jour, House Made Charcuterie, Creme brulee, flourless chocolate cake. // 151 Noe St, Duboce Triangle,

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Books and Bookshelves

A go-to for home furnishing, Books and Bookshelves is (in our eyes) incredibly overlooked. But we promise, this is the spot to find perfectly minimal shelving without compromising to IKEA. Small or large, adjustable or fixed spacing, standard or custom, pine or birch or poplar, alder, maple, oak, finished or unfinished. In simple plain styles or with elaborate decorative molding—there are numerous and customizable options. Just stop in and show the staff what you are looking for and they will find it or make it in your way. Now that’s service. // 99 Sanchez St, Duboce Triangle,

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Black & Gold

Though incredibly pricey, Black & Gold’s highly curated selection is an interior enthusiast’s wet dream. A mixture of Polish, Italian, and even rarities like Eames himself—getting the furniture vibes isn’t hard while scrolling through their, seemingly, endless selection. Don’t believe us? Take a look NOW and dive into the treasure trove. // 2200 15th St, Duboce Triangle,

Insider’s Guide: 24 Hours In Duboce Triangle
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