20 cheap eats for under $20 in San Francisco
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5. Farm: Table( Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times )
This tiny downtown coffee shop/diner gives new meaning to the term "hole in the wall." "We do a lot with 300 square feet," said Kate Amitin, who co-owns the Farm: Table with her ex-husband, Shannon Amitin. ("It was an amicable split.")
The restaurant, near Union Square and several hotels, including the Clift and Hilton, isn't much more than a giant window on the street with one communal table inside and a couple of café tables outside. But lovely creations are served daily, and every day they're different. The Amitins produce a cereal, an egg and a toast each day, but those descriptions don't do the food justice. The toast might be an artistic creation topped with pears, figs and crushed almonds ($6.75), and the egg hard-boiled and served over a baguette with squash, padron peppers and cherry tomatoes ($7). Lunch is also served; soups, salads and sandwiches vary daily.