Arlequin Cafe

Arlequin's hidden back patio is still the best place in Hayes Valley to eat lunch. Seated at one of the sunny cafe tables with a croque monsieur and a glass of chilled rosé is the easiest way to do a mental wipe-down after a busy morning. Bring a book, or pick up one of Bill Corbett's pastries for dessert, and you may not return to the office for a couple of hours.