This is my favorite lunch spot in Hayes Valley. The granola with yogurt and fruit can't be beat. In fact, I liked it so much the first time I had lunch here, I just kept ordering it every time and never got around to trying anything else, but everybody else seems to be enjoying whatever they ordered. It is always crowded and there is always a line. The place is definitely not a secret hideaway that nobody knows about. Lots of locals know about it very well and keep coming back.
In addition to the sit-down restaurant, there is also a wonderful bakery featuring all manner of very special pastries. If you were to say to the clerk: "I'd like a loaf of regular white bread, please" you would get a very strange look, but if you want top-of-the-line croissants, they have many kinds available.