Restaurants and Cafes in SoMa, San Francisco


There are so many restaurants near SoMa, so it can sometimes be hard to choose. If you fancy sampling a few different nibbles rather than one huge plate, then District should be your first call. Primarily a wine bar, District is also becoming known for its well-crafted small plates, from cold cuts to beef sliders and oysters. District becomes incredibly popular at night, so it’s a great place to stay for a while.


Benu is one of the best restaurants in SoMa, with the price tag to match, but it is well worth every penny. Over a year of planning went into this Asian-American concept, which specialises in small dishes and unforgettable wine. Enjoy being served by some of the most knowledgeable staff in the business, who will endeavor to make sure you have the most pleasant visit.

The Butler and The Chef

This little French bistro is unpretentious to look at, but there’s a reason why it is up there with some of the best restaurants in San Francisco – it has an excellent reputation for well-crafted French food. Using only the highest quality ingredients, The Butler and The Chef never fails to delight.

The Creamery

This dessert café is humble – but it needn’t be! From its commuter coffee to its evening cocktails, this little creamery does it all. Famous for its ice creams and desserts, anybody with a sweet tooth should add it to their SoMa agenda. Further to their reputation for dessert, The Creamery also has a reputation for being great for business – many business deals have taken place over a scoop here, so if you have a client to impress it may be the place for you!

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