Information overload isn’t the only source of anxiety for RSA attendees. Talking security all day can work up an appetite, but the conference crowds downtown make finding a table more difficult than passing a compliance audit. We consulted with our local gourmands to provide recommendations for convenient downtown eateries. Fuel up at these nearby SF favorites so you don’t miss any of the great educational sessions.  

Breakfast

Veteran conference goers know sometimes a granola bar doesn’t cut it. To fuel up for a full-day at RSA, you may opt for a hearty breakfast. Trace at the W Hotel, Boulange, and Café Venue all offer more substantial dishes with unbeatable proximity.

 Trace

Hours: 6:30-10:30AM

Address: 181 Third Street

Boulange

Hours: 7AM-7PM

Address: 781 Mission Street

Café Venue

Hours: 7AM–3:30 PM

Address: 67 Fifth Street 

Fuel Your Caffeine Addiction… Er, Habit…

San Francisco’s craft coffee purveyors are the watering holes of choice for local techies. The quintessential choices are Blue Bottle and Sightglass. For those who can’t stand java, Samovar Tea Lounge offers an alternative caffeine fix.

Blue Bottle

Hours: 7AM-7PM

Address: 66 Mint Plaza

Sightglass

Hours: 7AM-7PM

Address: 270 Seventh Street

Samovar Tea Lounge

Hours: 9AM-8PM

Address: 730 Howard Street

Power Lunch, SF-Style

Skip the boxed lunch with a trip to one of San Francisco’s signature California-style bistros. Blue Stem Brasserie and Salt House both cater to the more casual foodie, while The Rotunda is a good option for a more traditional business lunch. If you’re going to eat a sandwich, at least make it a good one. Daniel’s Café is a local favorite just down the street from Moscone.

Blue Stem Brasserie

Hours: 11AM-11PM

Address: 1 Yerba Buena Lane

Salt House

Hours: 11:30PM-2PM

Address: 545 Mission Street

The Rotunda

Hours: 11AM-4PM

Address: Level Four, 150 Stockton Street

Dinner

Finding a sit-down dinner near Moscone during RSA can seem like a Sisyphean task. Zero Zero, Town Hall, and Lulu are all a couple blocks away and should help you escape the mob. Annabelle’s, right down the block, hits the sweet spot between a regular diner and an executive dinner.

Zero Zero

Hours: 11:30AM-10PM

Address: 826 Folsom

Town Hall

Hours: 5:30PM-10PM

Address: 342 Howard Street

Lulu

Hours: 11:30AM-9PM

Address: 816 Folsom Street

Annabelle’s

Hours: 11:30AM-12AM

Address: 68 Fourth Street 

Business Over Drinks

For a libation to take the edge off the daily information overload, you can’t do better than the House of Shields, a storied San Francisco institution. For a more laidback environment, the wine bar at Press Club is the perfect lounge for unwinding.

House of Shields

Hours: 2PM-2AM

Address: 39 New Montgomery Street

Press Club

Hours: 4PM-11PM

Address: 20 Yerba Buena Lane

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