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Small San Francisco Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes to Love

Just because some restaurants, bars, cafes, and cafes are — let’s say — intimate doesn’t mean they aren’t serving big flavors with lines well beyond their maximum capacity.

San Francisco knows how to make the most of minimal square footage, from the barely nine-seat Yamo serving Burmese in the Mission to the cramped fish counter at Swan Oyster Depot on Polk to the tiny bakeries of North Beach. And don’t forget the aptly named Minibar on Divisadero and many other small watering holes scattered throughout SF’s denser neighborhoods.

We’ve rounded up some of the smallest places to eat and drink, with just enough space to sit. Somewhere we missed? Let us know in the comments.