Foodie Friday – Caffe Centro

Hope your Friday went well!

Today for lunch I met up with boyfriend at an adorable little restaurant in the heart of SoMa – Caffe Centro.

Caffe Centro is “a bustling European cafe, in the heart of South Park in San Francisco.” I love it.

I’ve been a few times, but before today had only ordered one thing on the menu – the Cobb Salad (which is amazing).

Today however – I went for one of boyfriend’s recommendations – the Pasta Portofino Salad! He did the same, it’s that good.

 

 

 


Pasta Portofino Salad – bowtie pasta, pesto, pinenuts, grilled chicken on a bed of mixed greens.

OhMyWow.

I LOVE anything with pesto. Anything. This is probably one of the most delicious salads I’ve ever had.

There was just enough bowtie pasta layered on top of plenty of mixed greens. The pesto was fresh and perfectly basil and olive-oiley, the pinenuts gave it a delicious crunch, and you better believe we soaked up every last bit of it with the soft, delicious slices of bread.

Caffe Centro is located in South Park, not far from the Giants Stadium. You walk about half a block off the main street, and you’re in this adorable little “park” with dogs, little restaurants and businesses, lots of picnic tables… you feel like you’ve left SF completely.

 

 

It really looks like a place right out of Paris. The view isn’t so bad either. Talk about a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Caffe Centro is tiny, and I’ve never been there when it hasn’t been packed – it’s delicious, the customer service is fantastic, the prices are extremely reasonable and everything is beyond fresh.

 

It was a great lunch, and as always, I was so bummed out when it was time to head back to the office. It’s so nice to escape every now and again and enjoy a delicious lunch outside with boyfriend… I love it!

 

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