Lands End

On the corner of 43rd and Lawton in a bright, well-lit space, you'll likely see a line out the door. Partly due to their small location -600 square feet- and also due to their legendary Snowy Plovers, a stop at Andytown Coffee Roasters is a necessary way to start the day. Named after a small shorebird, the Snowy Plover is a magical mix of Pellegrino, two shots of espresso, and brown-sugar syrup, topped with homemade whipped cream. Reminiscent of an Italian soda or coffee float, this drink manages to be entirely unique. Did I mention it's topped with whipped cream? The perfect texture, sweetness that isn't overpowering, and the fluffy consistency are unparalleled. 

A few short blocks away is local favorite Devil's Teeth. I do not exaggerate when I say this is the best breakfast sandwich I have ever had. There is a wait, like everything else in San Francisco, and it is worth it. Get the special breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, and pepper jack cheese sandwiched in between the flakiest buttermilk biscuit and a generous spread of lemon-garlic aioli. Grab a seat outside on their succulent surround bench or take your food to go and start walking towards Lands End. 

Along the way you'll come across the Sutro Baths. In 1896 this was the world's largest indoor swimming pool complex. After closing, a fire destroyed the building and now only ruins remain. Entirely surrounded by water, you can walk along the cement passageways and get an incredible view of the ocean. Adjacent to the baths is a small cave where you can hear and see the waves crashing. 

Up Lands End Trail among the cypress trees, you'll find an excellent view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the steps down and you'll come across the labyrinth, a circular maze crafted from rocks. Stay until the sun sets but try and make it to the beach if you can. The vibrant colors reflecting onto the wet sand make you feel like you're on vacation.