Café culture has long played an integral role in San Francisco's history and cosmopolitan lifestyle. This delightful guidebook leads travelers and residents alike on a deliciously caffeinated tour of over 340 cafés in the city and East Bay. Each listing includes an address, phone number, and short write-up, giving readers a taste of each spot's unique ambience. Nearly all entries are pictured in full-color photos that capture the feel and atmosphere of a café. Some entries come with a story - the Caffe Proust, for example, is paired with an account of Marcel Proust's café experiences. There are also recipes, menus, vignettes, and profiles of local artists, café owners, and, of course, coffee-lovers, including Francis Ford Coppola, comedian Will Durst, and former mayor Willie Brown. Organized by neighborhood, the book offers a lovely walking tour of San Francisco's unique charms.