If French bakery cafes are more your style, try La Boulange Bakery. It's a chain with locations throughout the city, though I've only been to the Fillmore location. It has two levels, plus a few coveted outdoor tables.
The menu here contains fresh salads, pastries and sandwiches. During my visit, I tried an open faced hummus and veggie sandwich paired with a fresh side salad. Makes sense to eat something light so you can indulge in a pastry as well, right? If your lunchtime mantra is anything like mine, then you’re in luck, because there are plenty of tempting treats here worth trying.
Also unique? Homemade jams are made here in-house. I brought home a homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam on a recent trip, much to the delight of my roommates.