If you are anywhere near Berkeley and would like to indulge, I recommend trying Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen. An eloquent twist on soul food, I ordered fried chicken over a tasso ham cream gravy, sweet mashed potatoes, green beans and of course, macaroni and cheese.
Location: Berkely, Oakland
If you're in SF and in the mood for fine dining & seafood, go to Scoma's. To access it, you will need to walk through an alley off the wharf. It's definitely worth it even if you only order the shrimp cocktail (pictured below) next to a decadent & delicious bowl of Salmon Mac & Cheese.
Location: San Francisco, Fishermans Wharf
I woke up one morning while up in SF craving Waffles. I asked the receptionist of my hotel whether or not she knew of any places nearby that served waffles or good breakfast in general. I ended up here at Dottie's, which was about a 10 minute walk from StayPineapple. While they didn't have any waffles, they make everything in house meaning their pastries, muffins, and rolls are served in a truly homemade fashion. This was a huge plus for me. Also, the andouille sausage is superb, BOMB AF, EVERYTHING!
Location: San Francisco, Union Square
So, these are actually two separate establishments I found sitting right next to one another as I left a nail salon on Polk St., San Francisco.
Mac'd offers customers the ability to create custom mac n' cheese. Cheese lovers say, YASSS! Anyone who know's also knows that I LOVE CHEESE. However, I actually did not enjoy my mac and cheese which was unfortunate because I looking forward to it. I think I ordered the wrong combination of items for my palette and I literally mean for my palette because it wasn't nasty. I would just have preferred a different taste. The mac n' cheese I ordered had the basic cheese sauce, chicken, bacon with truffle oil, and hot cheetos crumbles for toppings. ANYWAYS, they have multiple types of cheeses sauces including a white sauce called the 'The Goddess' for all my alfredo fiends. I'm-A be honest when I say I should have went with their BOUGIE mac combination which includes shell pasta, chicken, mushrooms, parmesan, and truffle oil.