The Dogpatch area of San Francisco is an historical neighborhood, being one of the only places to survive the 1906 earthquake and fires. The Dogpatch has some of the oldest houses in San Francisco dating back to 1860. Until recently there had been very little redevelopment in this area, but the new 3rd Street Rail has made the area much more accessible, and Dogpatch is developing into a quaint little neighborhood, with a nice selection of cafes and restaurants worth visiting.
Rickshaw Bagworks is located in the centre of this historic area, right across the street from the city workshop that repairs and restores San Francsisco’s historic cable cars. The neighborhood is home to a number of wonderful small businesses. Here are a few of our favorites:
Serpentine: A swish (not swiss) restaurant on the corner of 22nd and 3rd street. Awesome interior, lovely food, sweet drinks and some really nice people that work there.
Just for you: This homey little cafe serves up dee-lish meals all times of the day — and, yes, they are now open some nights for dinner. Always a crowd for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The best beignets (smothered in powdered sugar) other than Cafe du Monde in New Orleans.
Luna Textiles: We recently met up with the people over at Luna Textiles. They’re located in one of those large white buildings on 3rd street. Upstairs they have an office as well as a warehouse space. They showed us around their facilities as well as their range of fabrics. Outstanding quality and a nice range of textures and patterns.