Any startup entrepreneur has probably heard the stories about The Creamery. This is the place where deals are made over a cup of coffee and a croissant. It is the place where entrepreneurs, VC's, and tech writers gather looking for the latest deal and the latest gossip. It's the place Michael Arrington "has probably closed (meaning the verbal agreement part) more deals there than anywhere else."
I'm glad to say that it is also a nice place to grab a bite. Good croissants, delicious tea, and pleasant service.
The Creamery is located at 685 4th Street in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood and is open everyday 7am to 9pm