Fill Up at Fillmore Street Cafe

The Fillmore Street Cafe is probably the closest and cheapest place for decent food to my house – especially on those days when you are so hungover you don’t think you could make it any further. Luckily, two blocks is doable, even if you think you might die on the way there.

The guys working there are awesome, from Ethiopia. I normally stop in here for a coffee on my way to work and sometimes a bagel. They have fresh bagels (ranging from $2.50-$4)and put a whole bunch of different toppings on ‘em: from peanut butter and jelly, to hummus and veggies (with olives!), to egg, bacon and avo. When I actually am hungover, I will come in and get a sandwich. The sandwiches are HUGE, and can definitely feed two broke asses. Last time I shared my turkey and provolone one with my roommate, and we were both stuffed. They cost around $6-$8 bucks and come with a side. I like the potato salad.

The coffee is fresh and strong everyday. Sometimes, I just come in to drink a coffee and sit on the outside patio and watch the world go by. There are always some interesting characters in my hood. The guys who work there usually have a card game going on inside,and sometimes they will even offer you their traditional food if they happen to be making it. They like to sit there and watch sports on TV during the weekends. And…I almost forgot the best part about the Fillmore Street Cafe, the have about five beers on tap for $2.75! Great deal when you are getting off the bus after work and are in need of a cold one…

 Fillmore Street Cafe
1301 Fillmore St
(between Eddy St & Ellis St)
[Western Addition]

photocourtesy of yelper: Ed U.

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Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Originally from San Diego, Heidi migrated north to study journalism at SFSU and interned for the SF Bay Guardian writing music stuff. She later embarked on a study-abroad program in both Denmark and Holland, and basically never came home. For six long years, she froze her ass off in Oslo, Norway, pretending to be a viking princess, trying to figure out how to survive in the most expensive city in the world. The other two years were spent frolicking on the beach in Spain - sipping on sangria in between being tossed around Europe working as a stressed-out journalist. Heidi currently works at for a non-profit cultural exchange program, helping others experience life from a different perspective. She is thrilled to be back in SF, magnetizing the obscure, and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do.

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