The Rapha parklet, one of the newest ones in San Francisco (39th!) has pushed the boundaries to be very different
, designed by ReBar
studio. They have prolonged the life of an old van and transformed it into an inviting, open space.
I lived for many years in Cow Hollow sometime ago, and I would have LOVED to have had a place like this, La Boulange came close then, but not much outside seating. Blue fog market has yet to install bike racks or put a bench for coffee drinkers out on the sidewalk.
*Photo via CreativeCommons Flickr user citymaus