As we splashed and skipped over puddles, we stopped at two real estate office windows to take a look at some of the properties on the market. Would you like a panorama view of San Francisco for 7 million? How about one without a view for 4 million? Too expensive? How about a one bedroom corner condo for $992,000?
Sam's Anchor Cafe is "THE" ultimate Tiburon experience situated on none other than Main street, the heart of downtown. The Ferry stops about 10 feet away from the restaurant. The front of the house is a dive-ish bar with a theatre size popcorn machine. At the back of the house are the two separate dining room with a large patio overlooking the bay. The linen cloth, natural lit, sort of stuck in the 80s dining room was so cozy on a rainy day.
On a sunny day the patio's bar is open with tables to dine on food, drink alcohol, take in the view and enjoy conversation.
My expectation for the food was "beautiful water view" translating to overpriced and mediocre, the food wasn't the destination it was the whole package. The package of the quaint cutesy downtown, seagulls, the multimillion homes perched on the mountains, and spending a charming afternoon with good company sipping vino.
The best part of the meal were the desserts. The oven baked apple galette brought me warmth on the misty day. The steam was waffing in my face when I was breaking into the puff pastry, a perfect end to a dewy eyed afternoon with Oz.
Sam's Anchor Cafe is full of energy and chatter on a gorgeous sunny weekend but it had a nice drab serene quality on a rainy cats-and-dogs weekend brunch.
Sam's Anchor Cafe
27 Main Street
Tiburon, California 94920