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Neighborhood Eats: The Sterne School Guide

At the intersection of North Beach, Chinatown, and the Financial District, our new campus at 838 Kearny Street puts us in proximity to some of the best eats in the 7 x 7. Craving sushi? Looking for a caffeine fix on your prep period? Want to grab a quick but healthy lunch after your parent-teacher conference? Planning a date night in the city? Both students and faculty have a lot to say about their go-to spots in the neighborhood. 

Neighborhood Eats: The Sterne School Guide

Asian & Asian Fusion

Onigilly "This is a quick light lunch"

Sam Wo "Try the chow fun and Chinese donuts."

Oolong Noodles Seafood "pretty cheap, pretty quick. I like the maki rolls."

Paprika "cheap, quick, tasty"

Hanlin Tea House (Taiwanese food)

Toppu Ramen & Dim Sum House "Get what the name suggests, ramen and dim sum. So delicious."

Tamarind Hall (standard Thai fare)

Sushi Taka 

R & G "Delicious!"

House of Nanking "When the owner is there he literally tells you what you want to eat." 

House of Dim Sum "Get the chicken rice dumplings. You won't be disappointed."

Recommended for Dinner

Sarah Ridenour shares a picture of her dessert at Trestle

dessert at trestle

Bask - Great tapas

Trestle "Prix fixe menu for $38. My husband and I went there and highly recommend this place. Reservations needed."

Da Flora "Owned by a wonderful couple that seem to be there nightly.  It is low lit and romantic."


Tony's "Best strombolis and calzones I've had since I left the east coast." 

Calzone's Restaurant "Delicious Italian, bonus - outdoor seating."


Cafe Zoetroppe

Pachino’s Pizzeria

Coffee, Pastries, Light Bites, Specialty Beverages

Brian Benson captures the magic at Revellie

The Station – I love their avocado toast

Revellie - "I love this spot for coffee in the morning, afternoon, anytime.  Staff is super friendly.  For lunch they have great sandwiches." 

E Tea - "This place has the best boba tea, not too sweet like other places in the neighborhood."

Café Greco: "I adore the coffee (Illy) and panini sandwiches. Bonus, the staff speaks Español!"

Brioche Bakery & Café

La Boulangerie – the almond croissant & chai latte

Stella Pastry – anything! everything!

Quickly – boba tea

Sandwiches, Salads, Burgers

Mixt "Try their Rooster sandwich"

Proper Food "Pricey but high-quality, healthy prepared meals to-go."

Schilling Cafe "At 2 p.m. they put out their remaining foods (sandwiches, salads, quiches, desserts) for 1/2 price."

Super Duper (on Kearny): Classic burgers, fries, soft-serve in a low-key diner with outdoor seating in the back.

Muncboxx: Vietnamese sandwiches

Latte Express: Vietnamese sandwiches


Saba (Mediterranean) "Try their falafel, hummus, pita bread, salads. So delicious and generous portion sizes."

Raavi (Indian)

L&L Hawaiian BBQ

Jaime Tollas shares a photo of her children and their sweet treats at Stella Pastry