Best of San Francisco

Restaurants
Rosamunde
Zaytoun
Myriad
Prather Ranch Meat Company
The Hall
Coqueta
B44
Cafe Bastille
Maven
Mission Beach Cafe
Chow
Techo de Lolina
Starbelly
Italian Homemade Company
Oren’s Hummus Shop (Palo Alto)
Grove
Roam
Mac Daddy

Pizza
Mozzeria
Delfina
Golden Boy
Una Pizza Napoletana
Il Casaro

Indian/Pakistani Restaurants
Pakwan
Curry Up Now
Holy Kitchen
Little Delhi
Udupi Palace
Mehfil

Bars & Cafes
Dolores Park Cafe
20 Spot
Magnolia Brewing Company
Smuggler’s Cove
Sycamore
Two Sisters
Cafe Le Soleil
The Mill
Trouble
Cafe Flore
El Rio
St Vincent Tavern
Radio club havana
Latin American Club
Elixir
500 Club
Zeitgeist
Mission Pie
Cafe St Jorge
Vesuvio
Mario’s
La Vie
Artis Cafe
Atlas Cafe
Farley’s
Cafe La Vie
Pagan Idol

Bakeries
Thorough Bread & Pastry
Tartine
B. Patisserie
Devil’s Teeth Bakery
Schubert’s Bakery
Stella Pastry & Cafe
Batter
Brioche
Stella Pastry & Cafe
Victoria Pastry
Krispy Kreme (Daly City)
Chantal Guillon
Choux Bakery
Sift

Stores
826 Valencia
5 Star Chocolate Truffles
XOX Truffles
Flora Grubb Gardens
Krispy Kreme (Daly City)
Cinta Aveda Institute
Heath Ceramics (+Sausalito sale)

Views
Twin Peaks
Bernal Heights
Grizzly Peak (Berkeley)
Coit Tower

Places
Belden Place
V.C. Morris Gallery
Incline Gallery
Ferry Building (& Farmers Market)
Filbert steps
Calzone’s (people watching)
Cottage Row
Magnolia Gastropub

Bookstores
Dog Eared Books
Alexander Books
Green Apple Books
Books inc
Aardvark Books
City Lights
Christopher’s books
Folio Books
Mrs Dalloway

Miscellaneous
Off The Grid – Picnic in the Presidio
New Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Castro Theater
Roxie

East Bay
Gregoire
Tigerlily
Elmwood District
Rockridge Market Hall

Pending
A16
Firebrand Bakery
Elite Cafe
Zanze
Belga
Fiorella
Del Popolo
Free Tours By Foot
San Francisco City Guides
E Tutto Qua
Delessio Market Bakery

 

Best of Madrid

Walking Tour 1 — Opera, Latina, Huertas
Walking Tour 2 — Gran Via, Sol, Retiro (coming)
Walking Tour 3 — Conde Duque, Malasañna, Chueca (coming)

Top 3 restaurants
La Musa (fusion tapas)
Il Regno di Napoli (thin crust pizzas)
Cafeteria HD (burgers)

Bars, Cafes and Restaurants

Pez Baker
Afri’s cookies
Mür Cafe
Lata de Sardinas
Mama Framboise
Latita
Harina
Lateral
La Central (bookshop and cafe)
Il Cratere del Gusto
Gumbo
Maricastaña
Aio
Circo
Naïf
Cocina de mi vecina
Olive
Dionysos
Con 2 Fogones
Home Burger
La Rue
Baobab
Happy Day
Frutal
Cacao Sampaka
Roll
Cafe Federal
Crumb
Rey de Tallarines
Taqueria Mi Ciudad
Anticafe
La Mantequeria
Subiendo al Sur
Jardin Secreto
Oreio
Ojala
La cajita de Nori
La Taberna de Huertas
Estocolmo
Los Olvidados
Café Moderno
El Horno de Santos
Yokaloka
Toma Cafe
La Central

Markets
Mercado Il de Fonso
Mercado San Anton
Mercado San Miguel

Plazas
Plaza dos de Mayo
Plaza Comendadores + Calle Cristo + Plaza Guardias de Corps
Plaza Il San de Fonso
Plaza Mayor
Plaza Santa Ana
Puerta del Sol

Rooftop bars and views
Gau&Cafe
Corte Ingles Gourmet Experience Callao
Apartosuites Gambini bar
Parque de las 7 tetas / Cerro del Tío Pío

Shops
La Central

Best of Paris

Walking Tour
Tal’s Best of Paris Walking Tour
— on Google Maps

1. Shakespeare&Co
2. Notre Dame de Paris
3. Glaces Berthillon
4. Village St Paul
5. Place des Vosges
6. Rue des Rosiers
7. Centre Pompidou
8. Rue du Rivoli
9. Louvre
10. Pont St Neuf
11. Cour du Commerce St André des Arts
12. Boulevard St Germain
13. Institut du Monde Arabe terrace

* Obviously, go see Montmartre, l’Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, the Eiffel Tower too.

Cafes & Food
Le Coquelicot
Les 2 Moulins
Glaces Berthillon
Ann’s Cookies
L’As du Falafel
Berko cupcakes
Le Boul’mich
Cafe Cosi
Creperie des Arts
Odette
Merci
La Jacobine
Le Relais Odeon
Un Dimanche a Paris
Cafe Poushkine
Cafe de la Gare
Cafe les Etages (St Germain)
Du Pain et des Idées
Le Relais Gascon
Botak Cafe*
Anticafe

Restaurants
La Panfoulia
Marcel (Indian)
Mama Shelter
Pink Flamingo
Grazie

Bars
Candelaria (hidden bar behind the tacos)
Sherry Butt

Sights
Village St Paul
Le Musée du Monde Arabe**
Pont de l’Archevêché***
Passage du Grand Cerf
Promenade Plantée / Coulée Verte

Hubs
Cours du Commerce St André
Ile St Louis
Place du Tertre
Canal St Martin
Place des Vosges
Rue de Montmartre / Montorgeuil
Place du Marché Sainte Catherine

Shops
Shakespeare & Co
La Cure Gourmande
Merci (expensive but cool store)
Fleux

* Order the Agua de Valencia
** Take the elevator up to the rooftop for a free view of the city.
*** Surprise your girlfriend by attaching a lock with your names to this bridge.

Best of Lisbon

Cafes / bars
Royale Cafe
Cruzes Credo
Pois, Café
Kaffeehaus
Vertigo Cafe
Noobai
Cafe Tati
Ler Devagar
Antiga Confeitaria de Belém
Pasteleria Alfama Doce
Bar da Velha Senhora
Pensão Amor
Pavilhao Chines

Restaurants
Cafe Buenos Aires
Cruzes Credo
To B. Burgers

Sights
Elevador da Bica
Hotel do Chiado*
Convento do Carmo
Santa Justa Lift
Praca do Comercio
Tram 28

Castelo de Sao Jorge
Padrao dos Descobrimentos (Belem)

Miradors
Miradouro das Portas do Sol
Miradouro de Gracia
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

Hubs
LX Factory
Cais do Sobre

Shops
A vida Portuguesa
Livraria Betrand
Ler Devagar

Tours
We Hate Tourism**

* Go up to the top floor, walk left to the end of the hallway, you’ll find a terrace at the end to your right. Bring wine, a blanket, and enjoy the night view of Alfama and the castle for free.

** I normally stay miles away from tours. But these guys are insanely cool. Also, they will drive across Lisbon’s hills like madmen in a massive black military jeep.