Before I embarked on my Mission murals odyssey, I had breakfast at Cafe La Boheme in the Mission. I had a veggie omelet. It was okay. Definitely a letdown after the phenomenal breakfast I had in SoMa on Day 3.
By lunch time, I was exhilarated by all the fantastic street art I was seeing. Because I was in the Mission, it was only right that I had lunch at a Mexican restaurant even though Mexican is not one of my favorite cuisines. I had grilled tilapia. I’m sure it was really broiled, and it was a little dry, but it was still tasty, and I was loving the ambiance. The place was airy, and sun was streaming through the large skylight. I felt like I was on a hacienda. Then 3 musicians set up and starting playing live music. I soaked in the experience. It made me want to book a Latin American adventure pronto.
My friend Domenic joined me later in the day in the Castro. We had dinner at Café Flore, a longtime Castro favorite. I got the chicken Reynulfo–a sautéed chicken breast in a tomato-garlic mushroom sauce with seasonal veggies and rice. Mmm mmm good. I mean really good, delicious!
It was back to the Mission for ice cream. And not just any ice cream. But San Francisco’s best ice cream (as far as I’m concerned). Humphrey Slocombe is the home for offbeat flavors in the Mission. I got a flavor that isn’t too out there, milk chocolate passionfruit, but it was drool-worthy. The absolute best way to top off an amazing day!