The Bayview is not a frequently visited neighborhood by those who don't live and or work there. I've had a bit of time to explore now that the Etta + Billie studio is located in the neighborhood. Here are a few of my top picks if you find yourself in the Bayview or decide to make a full day of exploring some of its hidden gems.
South End of Bayview
Trouble Coffee - 1730 Yosemite Avenue
THE go to coffee spot. The barristas are incredibly nice (they take the time to learn your name), make killer coffee and have some delightful toast (and fresh coconuts). Grab a coffee and chill in the parklet outside.
CDXX - 5800 3rd Street
Cronut - I've never had the "real" cronut but the CDXX version is DELIGHTFUL. It's fried croissant like dough covered in cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of carmel. YUM. This spot also has good lunch options, really fresh salads and tasty burgers. Worth a visit.
El Primo Taco Truck - Yosemite Avenue & Jennings Street
This place has some of the BEST tacos in San Francisco. Seroiusly, I've tried a lot of tacos. Really fresh, fast and cheap. My favorites are the lengua (cow tongue), al pastor (bbq pork) and the chorizo. I shockingly haven't tried anything else yet but I'm sure it's delicious.
North End of Bayview
Flora Grubb Gardens - 1634 Jerrold Avenue
Gorgeous nursery/garden with incredibly helpful staff and a Ritual Coffee stand on site. Worth a trip to grab coffee, meander the garden and chill for a while.
Building REsources - 701 Amador Street
Inspiring place to walk around and check out the recycled building and landscaping supplies. There are old tiles, windows, toilets, cabinets, almost anything that can be salvaged from a building project. It's an upcyclers paradise. It's also cool to check out the funky planters, fountains and ponds the staff have built out of old materials.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers - 1195 Evans Street
Way out on Evans, in a building straight out of 1975 is one of my favorite breweries (not a surprise that I've turned some of their beers into soaps). They have a tap room that is open Tuesday - Sunday from 1-10pm, food and music on certain Fridays, and daily brewery tours at 3:30 pm. Definitely check out some of the special limited edition beers on tap.