As I was walking from where my carpool service drops me off near work the other day, I noticed a cute little place right next to the juice shop I get fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, salads and more at - and decided to walk in and try it out.
It's called Les Clos and it's an adorable wine bar complete with a coffee shop, fine cheeses and meats, full lunch and dinner menu, and pastries and breakfast menu as well. As soon as I walked in, I loved the feel of the ambiance and knew it'd be a place I'd like. I went in for coffee, which by the way ended up being adorable. And the next day I took a few co-workers there with me to have some wine and small bites. Needless to say, the service was great, the prices were relatively fair, and we had a great time. I loved that they were playing old movies on the TV at the bar area. It reminds me of a small shop you'd find in Paris. (*Note, I've never been to Paris, but I follow enough people on Instagram who have to assume I have a fair idea of what a small coffee/wine bar in Paris would be like.)
If you're ever in SOMA, you should definitely check it out, especially after Giant's games as they're open until 2am!
I work near SOMA (across from the Giants stadium, and do not live there), but if you are ever in the neighborhood this is a rare gem I'd recommend you try out.