North park is a great neighborhood just northwest of Balboa Park. It houses a bunch of great restaurants, coffee shops & bars. The map above highlights some of my favorite spots, but since there are quite a few, I'll include some extras below. :)
The Mission - a lovely breakfast spot. I always order the "Mission Rosemary" served with their famous rosemary toast.
Coffee + Tea Collective - this hip coffee shop serves amazing coffee (and tea, of course). Take a look at Gym Standard, just next door.
Hammond's Ice Cream - I'm partial to their Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo.
Calabria - a great spot for a latte!
Tacos Perla / Modern Times / Influx - tacos, beer, & coffee -- all located in the same building as Underbelly!
Polite Provisions - mentioned briefly above, Polite Provisions is the neighbor to Soda & Swine. They serve amazing, unique drinks (try the Mr. Brownstone!).
Young Hickory - this is a great spot to grab some coffee or a beer!
These are just MY favorites, not a comprehensive list (and I'm definitely guilty of going to the same places over and over when I love them)... so if you have North Park recommendations, please share in the comments!!
Love this!!! I need to check out Maven, maybe this week we can all meet up again and go to Holsem and Maven ;)