We had a layover in San Francisco, which was strategically planned such that we can work in an overnight at this beautiful hotel, and book an afternoon tea at their location. The location is quite convenient from BART, which brought us in from the airport. It is a short hike to the hotel, but it is uphill all the way.
We went for HK Style food on our last day before we went to the airport to come home, and went to Cafe Orchid in Millbrae - which is pretty close to the airport. Parking for this restaurant is a little tricky, but we've been here before and both times we've lucked out.
Cafe Orchid9B El Camino Real Millbrae, CA (650) 697-3988
We went for some Vietnamese while our visit to California and met up our family Pho Ao Sen and it's located right on 12th Street. This restaurant is so busy and they have parking both beside the restaurant and across the street.