While it may be close to the iconic Haight Ashbury, this tiny neighborhood nestled beneath Sutro Forest has its own dining vibe going on. Tucked slightly away from the tourist foot traffic of the Lower Haight is a unique area that has a community-driven feel, and enough hikes to work off any gluttonous meals. There are eggs Benedict brunch shrines, often with the accompanying long lines that cements a restaurant as a weekend institution. On the fancier side, new wine bars have popped up to elevate afterwork drinks, while upscale Mexican upstarts offer energetic meetup spots for a group of friends. Whatever the place, Cole Valley brings an eclectic coziness to the table.