Suzanne Goin of Lucques Group founded A.O.C. years ago on the concept of inspired wines by the glass with a small plates menu, which has since been mimicked worldwide. As an original, this one is unparalleled, with fashionable city crowds all day.
True to many monstrous dessert appetites, this team has made-to-order and customizable macaron ice cream sandwiches and was first to discover the etched logo take-home glass jars (which can be brought back for refills!).
With a peculiarly hysterical name, this place has it all for breakfast through an early dinner: Californian cuisines with European influences, baked goods, specialty coffee, craft cocktails and delicious bites.