Insider’s Guide: 24 Hours in The Richmond District
Forget the clouds and good ole’ Karl, the Richmond district has become a secret haven for philanthropy to thrive. Hiding in a thick layer of fog, we’re here to show you the best of the best.
Meet this local coffee shop that can brew some of the strongest espresso’s this side of Masonic. Often showcasing local art, sculpture, and events — the team over at Richfield makes sure that they utilize every inch of their snug location. If you haven’t been, you’ll hopefully get to meet the owner, Eugene Kim, who often mans the stations behind the grind. // 195 5th Ave, Inner Richmond, instagram.com
This rustic chic spot located on Balboa (who were also featured in our Bay Bites 2016: Desserts) makes a mean chocolate fudge brownie that seriously needs a side of milk to even enjoy at it’s fullest. Mixing an open floor plan and even a backyard terrace, relaxing on an (occasional) sunny day makes Marla’s Bakery all the more sweeter. // 3619 Balboa St, Outer Richmond, marlabakery.com
Serving as Inner Richmond’s catalyst for all things local and maker, owner Alissa Anderson makes sure to carefully curate her small shop’s selection. Expect to find Fat & The Moon, ODSY Workshop, P.F. Candles, and more. This could easily be your one stop shop for holiday gift giving. // 275 6th Ave #101, Inner Richmond, foggy-notion.com
Nourish Cafe is run by the masterful chef’s Brighton Miller and Sarah Bacon — creating delicious meals that feature a plant-based menu offering large salads, fresh juices and smoothies, sandwiches, healthy baked goods, delicious desserts, soups, and much more. So what’s the angle of this mother nature table? Eat clean and eat whole, and strive for great taste and flavors. // 189 6th Ave, Inner Richmond, nourishcafesf.com
A perfect home-ware haven, this creative outpost furthers their exploration of art with a constantly rotating selection of books and posters. They feature hard to find, limited edition, and unique items that include; books (art, type, design, photography, etc.), modern design objects, prints, paper goods, t-shirts, home-wares, jewelry, artist multiples, original art and more. You could get easily lost down the rabbit hole. // 220 Clement St, Inner Richmond, parklifestore.com
Owner’s Ying Wu and Haymen Da Luz have scoured loose leaf tea from all reachable parts of Asia to bring SF. Their quaint little shop in the Inner Richmond is wall to wall stocked with a huge variety, it may take a minute to familiarize yourself. If you’re looking for the proper accessories to deep steep, they also offer one-of-a-kind tools as well. Happy steeping. // 302 6th Ave, Inner Richmond, aromateashop.com
Home to the indie, rare, and oh so chic — this Outer Richmond boutique takes the cake with collecting the rarest garments to find on the planet. Danielle Gaito and Giffen Clark Ott run the incredibly curated shop on Balboa and cater to a mind that explores fashion beyond the fabric. Instrumenting clothing as an art form that reaches beyond the expanse of season and style. Overall, they’re just cool people with really cool taste. // 3425 Balboa St, Outer Richmond, betterforliving.co
Viva la chocolate — this small but bountiful chocolate factory is bursting at the seams with new and exciting chocolate recipes that the Bay Area isn’t ready for. Infusing raw teas and spices into their recipes, Jades becomes the go-to bellwether for all things sweet and innovative, just ask our friends over at Tea People who pair their flights with a sweet square by Jade’s herself. // 4207 Geary Blvd, Inner Richmond, jadechocolates.com
Written by the Bob Cut Editors, photos sourced from the businesses — This guide was influenced by our Instagram takeover with our fashion editor Danielle Wallis, did you see? Get more community in your inbox weekly. Join the club.