Insider’s Guide to San Francisco: Angelina Turrini

Tiny though San Francisco may be, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find the city’s hidden (or not so hidden) gems. To demystify the city, Oasis asked local Angelina Turrini to share her tips on the best San Francisco has to offer.


Name Angelina Turrini

Age 26

Occupation Interior Designer 

Neighborhood The Mission District 

Where to go for breakfast or brunch: Universal Cafe in the Mission has a great seasonal menu and outdoor seating. Zuni on Market is a bit more upscale, but a San Francisco classic. 

Where to shop: My favorite neighborhood to shop in is typically Hayes Valley, they have the best range of boutiques. I also love Anaise on 20th and Guerrero. 

scanned-image-3Hayes Valley boutique Reliquary (Image: Reliquary)

Where to get coffee: My favorite spot for coffee is the coffee bar at Piccino in Dog Patch in the winter, or Philz Coffee on 24th during warmer times. I usually get an Ecstatic Iced Coffee – a combination of various Philz coffee roasts – on a hot summer day in the Mission.  

Where to get dinner: Tosca in North Beach is very San Francisco, and was given a facelift in 2013. Pizzeria Delfina is great for a delicious slice of pizza. Nopa and Octavia are incredible. El Metate is my favorite Mexican food, among the sea of many Mexican joints in my neighborhood. 

Where to get drinks: The Royal Cuckoo for a Manhattan made with Four Roses bourbon or Lone Palm for a gin gimlet. 

Where to hear live music: The Independent and The Chapel attract great acts. The venue at Bimbo’s 365 Club is a classic, with 85 years under its belt. 

la-dd-tartine-blue-bottle-merging-20150420Fresh pain au chocolat from Tartine (Image: Tartine)

Best sweet treat: La Victoria on 24th Street for a delicious Mexican baked treat, like pan dulce or cookies. Or of course the baked goods from Tartine, which absolutely live up to the hype. 

Best late night/drunk food: A slice from Escape from New York Pizza on 22nd Street, which is open until 2 am on weekends. 

Where to relax: I like to hike Lands End for a little unwinding or the Nob Hill Spa for some indulgence.  

screen-shot-2017-01-25-at-10-54-37-amView of the Golden Gate from The Presidio (Image: The Presidio)

Favorite thing about living in San Francisco The beauty. 

Least favorite thing about living in San Francisco Some of the general sartorial choices made around the city. 

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