One lazy Saturday afternoon, I decided that some of my Italian classmates and I should meet-up in a centrally-located cafe. I ended up choosing the Greenhouse Cafe in West Portal. The main reason I chose this cafe out of all the others nearby, was because of the good ratings on yelp. The 20% discount after check-in was also an added bonus.
This cafe is one quick stop before the Muni’s stop in West Portal. This hole in the wall not only has plenty of seating indoors, but also boasts an outdoor patio that I was not able to check out due to the rainy weather.
The menu consists of everything that you would figure your run of the mill cafe might have. However, they also offered specialty drinks like Vietnamese Coffee and homemade Chai. I opted for the Chai this time and got more tea than you normally would at a similar cafe in SF for around $2.50. It was great. The atmosphere was great, plenty of locals chatting about business. The guy working at the time was a little depressed. I tried to give him some words of encouragement, but I think it’s going to take more than just one person to lift his spirits. So if you go to the Greenhouse cafe and the guy working there seems a little down say something nice!
All in all, great cafe and if you’re looking for a meet-up spot near West Portal, ditch Starbucks and come here!