This place is the best. Why not get your bread fresh from the source. This is the place. A peek into the back and it's all loading docks. It kinda gives you that old-time feel. Prices are great! you can walk out of here with a Baguette of Sweet, Sour or Rosemary for $1.25. And the incredible Focaccia is to die for, and will only put you back $2.50 or maybe it's $3.00 now, I can't remember but it's like seriously 12" x 12" and 1" thick. Wow!! Also there Dutch Crunch Bread is yummy. The folks working the counter can either be nice to downright mid-evil in their attitudes, but alas, if the bread is good buy it. And move on to the next battle. ;-)
We randomly picked this place while in SF and it was a great decision. It was packed and about a 45 minute wait but we grabbed a table at the bar right away. The sourdough chowder bowl was fantastic!! We also got the fish tacos but it wasn't worth the $18. They screwed up the taco order, then forgot to put it on the bill, and then added it but added the wrong amount of tacos and in the end they just comped us the tacos. The staff was super friendly and patient. Love seeing the bread being made right there and how they carry it around the ceiling in the baskets.
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.