Situated on the corner of Front and Union with nothing but a parking lot separating its sidewalk tables from a view of the bay, Cafe destijl is a wonderful place to meet your friend for lunch on a sunny weekday. The cafe is owned and designed by an architect, it's situated nearby many advert and design firms, and it's named after a Dutch art movement -- so you can imagine style is not lacking here.
Lovely variety of different eats, from salads to panini to full on hot entrees and certainly not lacking in coffee skills. I drink no coffee, only black tea and milk, and they done right up and steamed my milk for me. What a treat! They also served us complimentary cups of soup b/c the entree came a little late (which I didn't even think it did) -- but how's that for customer service?