Sunday, June 19, 2011

blue bottle and miette

blue bottle iced coffee

I think I spend more time at the Ferry Building by myself than with other people. While it's fun to grab lunch and a drink with someone, I love being able to explore places like this leisurely and at my own pace. I usually start by window shopping at Sur La Table and work my way down the main hall stopping by each section to sample olive oil, cheese, etc. and finally end up at Blue Bottle. BEST ICED COFFEE EVER. It was nice to pick up a cup and sit down at the bar while watching people walk by.

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blue bottle iced coffee

Speaking of people watching, when I was sitting at Blue Bottle I noticed a pretty girl in line at Miette wearing a really cute outfit featuring a Fjallraven backpack. When I finished my drink a couple minutes I decided to get some macarons to go (rose and vanilla for anyone who's curious) so I wandered over and got in line. While I snapped these pictures to kill time I was surprised by a tap on the shoulder, it was that same girl I had noticed before: turns out she recognized me because of this blog! So awesome. If you're reading this, Mimi, it was great meeting you!

macarons from miette


the city fox said...

I do the same! I enjoy it more when I am exploring my city solo. I get first picks on cafe's, boutiques I want to visit and enjoy lunch w/o having to answer to anyone. Very therapeutic! I am visiting SF in August and cannot wait to visit those places. :)


Meena Dhuga said...

these pics are so cute, looks yummy :)

Meena xxx

Mani said...

Haha, that's such an awesome coincidence! I love these photos by the way, they're making me hungry :0

Lauren said...

The Ferry Building is my favorite when I'm home visiting, I will have to try Blue Bottle's iced coffee next time.

LAVEL said...

lovely pictures!!

s said...

Very nice pics... yum yum :D


Natalie (NJ in L.A.) said...

I always enjoy your food posts so that I'll have plenty of places to go when I am back in the Bay. Blue Bottle is so delicious!

leonie said...

i love cafes! and blue bottle looks great


Booboo said...

Macarons!!! Yum, yum yum :)

Coralie said...

Yummy i wanna go !!


Unknown said...

nice post...I like to sit and watch people walk by too:)!

Shelby said...

this is seriously the coolest looking place ever. i also think you should know that your photography is really great!

Unknown said...

loooovely place!!!

xoxo from rome

whitney said...

This looks like such a lovely place. These photos are so nice!

Anonymous said...

I love these photos! :)
I love staying by myself sometimes too.
My favourite city has always been London (even if I'm ItalianA and here there are amazing places/buildings/food) but since I started reading your blog i felt in love with San Francisco! Its colors, places (everything) seem nice and amazing and I really hope to visit it one day! Or maybe move there! oohh I'm dreaming... U_U

waiting for a new post

Mariangela Cafagna

little t. said...

haha i love people watching, it's so interesting, its strangely relaxing lol xx

The Fancy Teacup said...

Macaroons and coffee, yum! People watching can be fun, it's so cool that you got to meet one of your own readers (who inspired you as well!)

♥, Jamie

Erica said...

Your posts are the cutest! Love these pictures

Jessie said...

looks like a cute little place!! i want to check it out. thanks for sharing it.

Krissy ~ style san san said...

I've never had macaroons before, i'm missing out!
Making me crave for food and coffee now! but i'm trying to cut coffee out of my diet...makes me break out grr! haha!
Beautiful photos overall ^^
Krissy xoxo

Alexa said...

hmmmm deliciouss

Unknown said...

that place looks amazing!!

<3 steffy
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Tamara said...

seems like a lovely place <3

Natalie Suarez said...

gaah i wanna go there!! xxx

Sandra said...

Love your food pics, makes me crave some ice coffee and macarons, yummy. Also, I've never been to SF before but already have a list of places I want to eat at. Love your blog


Such lovely photos! xxx

Matt said...

I go to Blue Bottle here in Brooklyn all the time! Super good.

Make me up said...

i always love your photography :) x

SAMANTHA said...

oh my god looks soooo goood! I have to go there. thank you for sharing ;)

TC said...

I usually only stop at the Ferry Market building when I'm riding my bike with someone else, and I always think, "I should really come here when I'm not strapped down with biking gear." Maybe I'll go next weekend--I'd love to just sit at the water and people watch.

JB / Sunshine With Everything said...

These pictures are beautiful...and delicious looking! mmm!

eléna said...

very sweet pix. I think it's pretty cool and shows confidence if ppl can also hang out all by themselves "in public" and don't always have to call their girlfriends to go to the next toilet or sth;)

La Petite Olga said...

These are some gorgeous photos!!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Temporary:Secretary said...

looks like such an amazing place x

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

That little pastry shop is sooo cute! Love the pink and green color story...darling coverage!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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Anonymous said...

AW, the lue Bottle coffee shop looks so nice! :)

kimb said...

i visited this place a month ago! :) i love the samples especially olive oil! ughh so in heaven. i saw macrons, but i was hesitant because of the prices so i grabbed gelato instead :)

Katie said...

oh my goodness Miette looks amazing!

Such a sweet story about the girl recognizing you from your blog, that must feel pretty ace :)

Also, i'm loving the design of the coffee cup, it's great that they have their own logo printed on it instead of just a regular brown coffee cup..

Katie x
{glass of fashion}

tifsong said...

getting lunch by myself and people watching is one of my favorite things to do. i haven't done it since i've been married though! sad. haha.

i always think it'd be so neat to meet some of my blogger stalks/friends.

tis always better to KNOW a person then to just read about them.


Anonymous said...

I love watching people as well and always feel embarrassed when they notice it... :) I like the shop sign of miette, it's so cute.

Love, Lini

Kdotorg said...

That looks like an amazing little coffee shop! I love observing peoples outfits and mannerisms but I would never have the guts to approach them and tell them I read their blog. I'd feel like such a stalker, but thats just me :P

Anonymous said...

love your pics!!

The Daily Tiara said...

Sounds like my kind of day! That place looks so cute and that coffee looks amazing!!

Nina said...

people watching is amazing!

Chloe said...

I went to SF just recently, but I definitely wish I had more time to explore! The city is absolutely gorgeous...

chloe **

Carolyn said...

blue bottle coffee and macarons.. perfect snack!

Claire M. said...

I love the photos

flowercake said...

yum i love vanilla macaroons

Rather Peachy said...

your posts always make want to live in San Francisco!

Anonymous said...

Wow this place looks amazing! So delicious!!!

Caitlin said...

I started a twitter account immediately after drinking blue bottle ice coffee a couple weeks ago just because i felt the need to write that it was the best ice coffee ever. i feel like we took identical pics haha. x

Vanessa Mercado said...

oh wow..that blue bottle sounds awesome! yummy looking goodies! i also love people watching! lol..great post! pls stop by my blog if you have time..kisses!

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Mae Lu said...

Honestly, I can see why you'd spend more time there by yourself. It's always fun to go places by yourself and discover life all to yourself.

Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

sweet harvest moon said...

That ice coffee looks like heaven!

Funky Punky said...

This shop is my boyfriend's absolute favourite! I've never ordered an iced coffee from them before, but will try when I move to SFO next month!

Btw, I am selling some clothes and shoes because I'm moving! Check it out:


Sharan said...

I love the ferry building! Blue bottle coffee is killer and the macaroon from miette are to die for!

S @

Olivia said...

Miette is my favorite place at the ferry building!

Sandra said...

OMG, all of the things are so cute and look so yummy, I wanna go there!

Shilpi Tomar said...

Yaaaaaaay Ferry Building :) Love that place!



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Mandy Koster said...

I love exploring the city alone :-) Blue bottle looks like a great place to go! X Mandy and the name of my blog is: MENNEPEN

Stephani Janet said...

aww the sweets makes me want to eat it
cool place.
Love your blog and gonna wait till the next post :)

pink horrorshow said...

Someone from Cali sent me a birthday care package full of treats from Miette, which I had never heard of before. Their graham crackers are SO good. Buttery and crunchy..mmm...

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Anonymous said...

This place looks very cool, there are so many of these where I live!

She Wears, She Shares said...

The hazelnut macarons are to die for there! I usually hit up the Hayes Valley one. There's Blue Bottle there too! Best of both worlds I guess!



Unknown said...

Love the branding of both places - so cute!


Designer Dresses said...

Macarons and cold i'm feeling hungry. Both Blue Bottle and Miette look like wonderfully cozy places that are the hidden gems in big cities.

Jill. said...

Looks delicious

terminate21 said...

~the cheese and rose macaroon sound quite amazing.

bunt♥leben said...

mmmmh it looks so cute & delicious ♥

Tamara said...

i like our drink

Jackie said...

I love it when people blog about food in fashion blogs! lol i know its contradictory, but good to be reminded that eating is essential! :))

whiterice said...

Oh goodness, i love macaroons!

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