We started our day visiting a church and talking to a priest! Grace cathedral looks like it is ancient but was rebuilt in the early 1930's using modern concrete casting methods so it is earthquake proof, then the recession hit and it was completed in the 1960s. I am sure it is the only church with Einstein in a stained glass window. It's internal art pays homage to inspirational American scholars and scientists. We were close to the nob hill cafe so stopped in for an antipasti plate and wine. The area has beautiful old terraced buildings with horse hitching posts still along some roads.
I have to say, have not been massively tempted by the downtown shops. We had a quick look in bloomingdales and nordstum and other iconic stores, but the highlight was chatting to a black American woman manning the nesspresso counter about the lack of single men in San Francisco. The poor woman was under the delusion that Australian men might be the answer, we told her they are not all like Hugh jackman.
We returned to our favourite bistro in the Hayes district, and enjoyed the buzz of all the people out and about celebrating cinco de mayo. Dinner was an upmarket version of the all American burger complete with pickle wedges - really good.