When I set at my office, I get a shiny glimmer every now and then... it's the sun reflecting off their ultra polished metal sides. Nothing like a bright shine to remind me that I need to drop by and get a $8 burger.
It's two shops into one. So the review that I have for Holy Gelato! just scroll down will be the same as this. I'm not sure why they chose to venture two businesses into one? Perhaps it's the best way to confuse customers?
Every time I go to this, or any, bloomies, my mother's advice seems logical, loving, and welcomed. Why not marry a nice Jewish Doctor? But then I think that material satisfaction should not be the goal of our life. We have love and..... Just buy me some Prada & I'll shut up!
This place sucks. Their pastries are weeks old, yet they claim they're fresh. Yeah, fresh like my tampons after just a few hours use. The bathroom makes me vomit the stale crap they serve. One star for the vintage magazine covers on the walls. Come at anytime of the day and you will find a crowd of UCSF students looking for a "date" on their laptops. You know their UCSF students because they take up two tables for their cup of coffee that they are milking for 3 hrs.
This neighborhood loves its own Holy Gelato! The offer the wildest assortment of gelato, sorbeto, and even soy milk ice creams. If you're like me and go on a lot of first dates, this is a good starter place. It's informal & has lots of adult toys - no not that kind. You get the guy to say something about the Garfield mug, and oooo - boy do you learn a lot about him. They like to sample the foods (mostly in jars & such) so you can drop in and check out what's the special. The highlight for sure is the gelato. That and the big inflatable moose head. Laugh every time I look at it.
Everyone knows that WalMart kills small businesses. They hate WalMart & they write about it on their $299 laptops that they bought at WalMart, and their 20 / $1 pencils. So why is no one smacking up craigslist.org? Because they are cleaver enough to cover their massive corporation in a crappy building & crappy looking web site. They go into small communities and kill the independent publications that would normally carry the community's garage sales & personal ads. I hate how they insist on the .ORG. Why not come clean and put .COM???
This is the type of place you go to when you're in the mood for an upscal-er meal. Like when you want to go on a first date with someone that you don't think would be impressed by Crap in the Box. The lighting is right on. Not too dark, but dark enough that with just one drink anyone is worth a trip back home.
The thing I like best about this place is how much they do NOT toot their own horn. I mean, they do have newspaper clippings all over the walls, and pics of 'celebs' that have visited. Remember the neighbor's best friends' cousin in the Cosy Show? yeah, the little black kid that was on for a half second on one episode. He's right up there.
Darn good pizza, and there is a good looking guy or two at the counter.
I am such a big fan! I cannot stop yapping about this place. Actually, about both of the spots. The "wall of tea" makes my mind go crazy. They carry so many tea varieties that many of them are practically exclusive to them. Even if San Francisco, with all that we have available, I am often surprised by SF Tea & Coffee's ability to carry a tea blend that I have not tried - or heard of. It's a small shop, so things are very organized & you have to look up and way down to see the full selection. One of these days I'll get that giant dragon tea pot in the window.