A Day Downtown

Yesterday, we were up (reasonably) bright and early and headed downtown for some breakfast.

Side note: I’m not actually sure what people mean when they say ‘downtown’. Is it a fixed place or does it depend where you’re standing? So many questions.

ANYWAY, we headed to Dottie’s, a place I’d heard very good things about, breakfast wise.

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Sadly, lots of other people had heard the same thing…

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No matter. We are British, so we can queue. Right Alex?

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Despite Alex looking distinctly unimpressed, queue we did. And boy it was worth it.

Another giant portion – a fried egg, cheese and avocado sandwich, served with potatoes and fruit.

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I managed about half of the plate, plus the fruit.

Another side note: maybe they should do a menu for British people, which, much like the currency, equates to about two-thirds of a portion.

Saying that, Alex had no trouble finishing his breakfast. Scrambled eggs and pulled pork, served with potatoes and tortilla.

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Feeling rather full, we continued our walk downtown, passed this dude.

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We even found a Westfield and ducked in. We’re not big shoppers so we quickly ducked out again, but it was exciting all the same!

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We ended up at the Ferry Building, where we nipped in to pay a visit to the famous Blue Bottle Coffee.

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Alex had an espresso and I had a lemonade. The coffee was very good, apparently, but a little too citrussy. The lemonade was VERY citrussy but delightfully refreshing.

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We strolled along the Embarcadero for a bit.

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And Alex made friends with this guy (who quite frankly, looking like he wanted to gouge Alex’s eyes out).

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Since it was beautifully sunny, we decided to walk up to the Coit Tower. There were lots of steps involved.

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But thankfully we were serenaded with lots of gorgeous flowers on our way up.

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And it was definitely worth the climb once we got to the top.

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We spend some time enjoying the view (catching our breath) then headed back down, via this beautiful church.

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And hopped on one of San Francisco’s famous cable cars!

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I look like I’m having fun here but in reality I’m clinging on for dear life. Bloody terrifying, but also amazing.

Once we were back safe and sound in the Mission, we rewarded ourselves with some delicious ice cream from the Bi-Rite Creamery.

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Sprinkles! Look! So yummy.

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We sat in Dolores Park in the late afternoon sun, ate our ice cream, read and watched the dogs in the park having a great time.

Our very large breakfast had left us in little need of much dinner, but we found room to share a pizza (which turned out to be super tasty, so totally worth it).

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Another excellent day in San Fran.

 

 

 

 

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