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December 14, 2021

Cafés to Start Your Day in Union Square

If you're attending JPMorgan's Healthcare conference and tend to be an early bird, there are plenty of places in the neighborhood where you can start your day. Grab a hot cup of coffee and maybe a sweet treat at any one of these Union Square cafés.

Alma (225 Stockton St.) and Union Square Coffee (350 Powell St.)
These two cafés on either side of Union Square's central open space are operated by McCalls Catering, a local institution known for innovative creations from award-winning chefs. Both locations are open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bancarella (350 Powell St.)
This posh outdoor cafe offers pastries and coffee in the morning—plus wine, beer, and chocolate, if you feel like returning in the afternoon. Open daily 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bluestone Lane (562 Sutter St.)
Located in the Hotel Emblem in the heater of San Francisco's Theater District, Bluestone Lane brings laid-back Australian style to San Francisco. Their cozy lounge makes it easy to have a calm start to your day. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Café Encore (488 Post St.)
Locals rave about the friendly, speedy service at this Union Square café. The menu gets high praise, as well! Café Encore will be open at 6 a.m. during the conference.

Café La Tazita (470 Post St.)
Around the corner from the Westin St. Francis San Francisco Union Square, Café La Tazita offers traditional breakfast favorites and light bites for lunch. The café will open at 6 a.m. during the conference.

Cafe Mason (320 Mason St.)
A cozy atmosphere and affordable prices make Cafe Mason a good place for groups to start their day. Here you'll find every breakfast dish imaginable, from Swedish pancakes to spinach crepes to huevos rancheros. Cafe Mason will open at 6:30 a.m. during the conference.

Caffe Central (133 O'Farrell St.)
Across the street from Macy's, Caffe Central is one of the most fashionable coffee houses in Union Square. Organic, micro-roasted beans are used in brewing their fine coffee creations. Open daily 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mazarine Coffee (720 Market St.)
Closer to the attractions of SoMa than the shops of Union Swuare, Mazarine Coffee is a stylish space serving espresso drinks and pour-over coffee, as well as salads and sandwiches. Open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If this article has whet your appetite, keep exploring the fantastic lunch and dinner options available in Union Square. 

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