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Gift Guide: Temescal Alley

49th St. Between Telegraph Ave. and Clarke St., Oakland

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland

Jittery John's cold brew coffee, $10 at Doughnut Dolly (482B 49th St., 510-338-6738)

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland

Aili sterling silver Tulum rings, from $140 at Esqueleto (482A 49th St., 510-629-6216)

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland

Topo Designs day pack in red, $139 at Standard & Strange (484A 49th St., 510-373-9696)

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland

Yukon necklace, $145 at Marisa Haskell (470D 49th St., 510-325-0019)

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland

Jen Pearson Designs fire-starter kit, $16 at Crimson Horticultural Rarities (470A 49th St., 510-992-3359)

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland

L'Aromatica Big Sur, Bourbon, Desert Man, and Rambling Man unisex fragrances, $38 at Crimson Horticultural Rarities (470A 49th St., 510-992-3359)

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland

Claflin, Thayer & Co. leather baby moccasins, $80 at Marisa Haskell (470D 49th St., 510-325-0019)

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland

Haircut, beard trim, or straight razor shave gift certificate, from $15 at Temescal Alley Barbershop (470B 49th St., 510-761-5074)

Jittery John's cold brew coffee doughnut dolly temescal alley oakland

Mason jar lamp with wood base, $90 at Walrus (470G 49th St., no phone)

This back street is lined with tousled men awaiting a trim, perfumed by fried dough, and filled with rare books, men’s garb, and standout jewelry. Start with brunch at The Mixing Bowl—or go straight for Doughnut Dolly’s Naughty Cream. 

#1—Temescal Alley
#2—Valencia Street
#3—Hayes Street
#4—Fourth Street
#5—Fillmore Street
#6—Maiden Lane
#7—Chestnut Street
#8—Grant Avenue
#9—Haight Street
#10—24th Street

 

 

Originally published in the November 2013 issue of San Francisco

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