Bernal Heights, located as it is at the southern edge of the Mission valley and perched atop a steep hill. It’s a quaint urban village with its own character and appeal like so many other San Francisco neighborhoods. The main shopping strip of Cortland Avenue is populated by small markets, cafés, fruit stands and barber shops, and the residential streets are a cluster of diminutive bungalows and community gardens. Bernal Heights bears the influence of city sophistication, with trendy boutiques and innovative restaurants scattered among its storefronts.
The neighborhood is home too many artists and progressives, popular with young families looking for a first home and quiet streets. It is also a mecca for dog owners, thanks to a high concentration of single-family houses with yards and the nearby haven of Bernal Park, a canine free-for-all of off-leash frolicking.
Laid back homestyle restaurant known for their delicious spaghetti and meatballs. Family friendly in the early hours when the place is packed with kids and families; Later on it gets louder filled with all kinds of people out to have quality food and a good time.
Great "secret" bakery behind Liberty Cafe. Nice for morning coffee and pastry. Delicious fresh bread. Smells great in there!
Dark lounge atmosphere serving delicious cocktails. Record collection behind the bar that bartenders select from. There's even Hammond Organ that gets played regularly by local jazz musicians weekly.
Very peaceful spot with spectacular views of the city! There are even labyrinths for prayerful/meditative walking. Dog friendly.
Come here to plant and grow your own vegetables and discuss topics such as biodynamic gardening and using vegetable oil to run a car.
Neighborhood favorite for off-leash dog parks. Full of friendly people and dogs.