Greenhouse Cafe is my favorite place for coffee and a sandwich in the West Portal neighborhood. I usually go there every Saturday morning after my yoga class which is across the street. Greenhouse Cafe serves coffee, including a tasty Nutella latte, loose leaf teas, and smoothies as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, and bagels.
My personal favorite is their brunch sandwich which comes with egg, tomato, avocado, and cream cheese on multi-grain bread. What I love most about Greenhouse Cafe though, besides the inexpensive prices, is the ambiance. There is lots of seating to sip and eat or you can bring your laptop and work since the cafe provides free wifi.
While lots of people come in and out it is never too busy or noisy compared to chain coffee shops and there is a beautiful little garden in the back of the cafe which is especially nice when it is sunny and warm outside. It makes you feel like you are far away from a bustling city.