33 Instagram-Worthy Dishes & Desserts From San Francisco Restaurants

|August 18, 2017

Rule number one when you’re eating in San Francisco is Instagram everything — or when you’re hiking, biking, or walking down the street. From the Golden Gate Bridge to The Bayview, our city is one of the most photographed in the world for good reason! 

As a foodie capital, you can pretty much go anywhere to snag a likable photo. But if you stop by one of these stunning (and delicious) restaurants, you’ll get a picture everyone will love — filter or #nofilter! Scroll through these to find your next brunch, dinner or dessert destination.

Mina Test Kitchen

Find it in Cow Hollow/Marina | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

This Cow Hollow/Marina restaurant serves as the R&D laboratory for James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Mina and his team.

Capo’s

Find it in Russian Hill | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Capo’s takes deep dish pies to the next level — and there’s no need to share.  

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Lush Gelato

Find it in Nob Hill | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

If your colossal cone from Lush Gelato tips over, grab a bowl and a spoon!

Bellota

Find it in SoMA | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Inspired by Spanish fare, Bellota proves it’s not just the dessert that deserves to be Instagrammed.

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Home SF

Find it in Outer Richmond | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

This café is famous for its colorful coffees and snacks — filter or #nofilter.

Birthday cake latte ☕️ and avocado-bacon toast #tastefullysimple and #aesthetics #onpoint . #noshbyjosh @homesf

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Tai Chi Jianbing

Find it in Inner Sunset | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Serving up secret recipes from the family’s Jianbing master, these Japanese breakfast crepes might not last long enough to Instagram. But trust us, the wait is worth it.

Frozen Kuhsterd: FK Reserve

Find it in SoMA | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

There’s the beloved food truck serving classic FK Frozen Custard Bars; then there’s FK Reserve located inside Trademark & Copyright. They’re serving up boozy blends and dark, creative Instagram icons.

Vive la Tarte

Find it in SoMA | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Come for the pastries; stay for the breakfast menu.

It’s not an addiction, it’s a lifestyle \\// shot by @mrlessy

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Tartine Manufactory

Find it in The Mission | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

SF’s favorite bread bakery does breakfast (and lunch and dinner, too!).

Aster

Find it in The Mission | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

It may be too pretty to eat, but it’s not too pretty for Instagram.

Park Tavern

Find it in North Beach | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Who knew Deviled Eggs were so photogenic? Answer: Everyone at Park Tavern.

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Craftsman and Wolves

Find it in The Mission + Nob Hill | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Coffee, pastries, good times — oh, and the famous Rebel Muffin.

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Rise & Grind

Find it in Outer Richmond | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

The Matcha Waffles make for an interesting Instagram, but you can’t go wrong with savory toast either!

FullSkoop

Find it in FiDi | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

FullSkoop turns fast fine food into organic and sustainable art.

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Nomica

Find it in The Castro | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Crispy karaage chicken cubes with beer waffle, matcha butter and truffle maple — try not to drool on your phone.

The Baked Bear

Find it in Fisherman’s Wharf + Russian Hill | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

The Baked Bear does custom ice cream sandwiches so you can choose the perfect colors for your favorite filter — and actually taste to rainbow!

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Mission Beach Cafe

Find it in The Mission | Like on Facebook

The Dungeness Crab Benedict is also a contender.

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Louie’s Bar

Find it in SoMA | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Louie’s asked what we’re eating for lunch, and I think this photo just made the decision for us.

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The Cavalier

Find it in SoMA | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

A breakfast sandwich has never looked so good.

Jane the Bakery

Find it in Western Addition + Pacific Heights + Tenderloin | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

If you can tear your eyes off the sweet pastries long enough, try a slice of the Avocado Toast!

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Le Marais Bakery

Find it in Castro + Marina + Ghirardelli Square | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

You can pretty much guarantee that your scratch made, small batch treat will look great on Instagram.

Okane

Find it in SoMA | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

This destination for sushi and Japanese cuisine does oysters like no one else can!

A Mano

Find it in Hayes Valley | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

You can’t choose a bad dish at A Mano, so the cheesy Fontina Arancini is a good place to start.

Stones Throw

Find it in Russian Hill | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

You might need to select multiple photos for Stones Throw because everything is good — from appetizer to dessert.

Zuni Cafe

Find it in Hayes Valley | Follow on Instagram

You might not be able to get the same dish every time, but Zuni’s daily menus will always be filled with photogenic and delicious snacks, meals and desserts!

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Horsefeather

Find it in Western Addition | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Trust us, the craft cocktails are just as Insta-ready. After all, they did make it on our list of the Bay Area’s best!

Come get some late night fried chicken! #latenighteats #friedchicken #midnightmunchies

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Marlowe

Find it in SoMA | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Make sure the atmosphere and decor make an appearance in your story but save the food for your permanent memories.

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Leo’s Oyster Bar

Find it in FiDi | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Oysters always look best against a marble tabletop.

Midweek Rewards

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Zazie

Find it in Cole Valley | Like on Facebook

If it weren’t for the mouth-watering dinner menu, we’d #brunch every time at Zazie.

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Plow

Find it in Potrero Hill | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

It makes sense that one of the Bay Area’s best brunch spots would have one of the best looking breakfast sandwiches.

#breakfastofchampions

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Finn Town

Find it in Castro | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

Another favorite is the whole Finn Town brunch menu — including these stunning Buttermilk Pancakes.

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RAW Sugar Factory

Find it in The Mission | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

What used to be Brown Sugar Factory is now RAW Sugar Factory, but the Green Tea French Toast is still begging to be Instagrammed.

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Hog Island Oyster Co

Find it in Embarcadero | Like on Facebook | Follow on Instagram

It’s not a San Francisco #foodie Instagram without a plate of Hog Island’s hand raised shellfish!

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