Focaccia Market is my go-to lunch spot in the Financial District. Conveniently located on 2nd street just below Market, their salad ingredients and prices cannot be beat. My favorite combo is the small spinach with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, roasted beets, spicy tofu and goat cheese with a light balsamic vinaigrette. It's delicious! Their service is fast and friendly; this is definitely a place I'd recommend if you work in the area! Warning - like most places in the FiDi, if you go right at noon you should expect to wait.
Tartine has some of the best baristas in town and their huge oatmeal cookie is DELICIOUS. However, I'm only giving them four stars because they need to either expand their space or better organize it. There really are two lines (one for coffee only and one for coffee + food) and you can't decipher one from the other easily due to the number of people flooding the cafe. Other than the space issues, I give Tartine a big thumbs up as far as actual product goes!
What can be said about this small shop that makes wonders!!!!!! We started coming here for small birthday cakes since my daughter turned 9 then for our daughter & niece's Quiceañera (15th b-day). The cake was so beautiful they used the natural flowers to decorate it.... They didn't fail in taste either 7 Tier cake all different flavors.... This is were I am coming future cakes for my family occasions. They are the best!!!