Eagle Cafe, we have returned.
After 20 plus years, we have finally made it back to San Francisco and had breakfast at the Eagle Cafe. When we were here umpteen years ago, Bill was on a “business trip” with the Shipyard and I was able to stay with him for the few days he was here. We walked down one morning to Pier 39 to have breakfast at the Eagle Cafe, where fisherman and ship captains, business men (and a few women) and blue collar dockworkers all shared the same tables. It was a unique experience.
After leaving Mill Valley this morning, we headed for the Golden Gate Bridge. With fog on the horizon, the views out over the water weren’t as picturesque but still this bridge is an amazing engineering feat. We crossed over on the east side. Different days have different sides to use to cross the bridge. Since it was early, 8:00 AM, we were crossing with (or should I say against) all the commuting traffic including cyclists and pedestrians.
Once we were actually on the bridge (we had to get the bikes down a set of stairs, cross under the bridge, then up a another set of stairs) it was smooth sailing but very noisy.
On the San Francisco side we traveled through Golden Gate Park and the Marina, then the historic Maritime district to Pier 39 where we finally were able to eat breakfast. The Eagle Cafe has been modernized a little since our first visit, but the views were great and the food was scrumptious.
After breakfast we went to the end of Pier 39 to watch the sea lions – they reminded me of Kate’s dogs, Dazey and Enzo, always lying on top of one another.
We cycled back the way we came then headed through the Presidio Park and Golden Gate Park again after taking a few detours to get us back on route.
After the construction site detour and the Lover’s Lane climb, we were back on our route and traveled through Golden Gate Park again to reach Great Highway, which parallels the Pacific Ocean headed to Daly City.
San Francisco is a very unique city. I have heard every language under the sun and what a diverse population – tourist and otherwise. This is the first city we have cycled through that has great cycle lanes, paths, and trails and many folks on bicycles.
We are done for the day in Daly City and will be in view of the Pacific tomorrow as we make our way to Half Moon Bay.