Pots Of Gold: The 6 Coolest Restaurant Bathrooms In S.F.!

In addition to serving up some of the best food in the country (or, ahem the best, if you ask us), San Francisco's top restaurants also don't scrimp when it comes to cool interiors. Although, we'll admit that sometimes one important little corner gets neglected — and that'd be the bathroom. Therefore, when we see a truly stunning W.C., it's something we commit to memory. "Loo chic?" you might be asking yourself…yes, indeed! And we'll prove it. We snapped six of the most amazing restaurant restrooms, several of which we sort of want to move into, and you'll be hard pressed to disagree. From Flour + Water's rustic-cool and mood-lit box to Chez Spencer's dreamy, gingham-walled powder room, these are pint-sized spaces that you have to see to believe. So, excuse yourself, and get to it!
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Flour + Water
Woodsy accents, soft golden light, and beautiful antiqued mirrors...yep, this restroom is the stuff of dreams. Every surface has been thought about, from a glass cabinet filled with beautiful trinkets, bones, and belljars to the picture-window motif above the sink that makes you feel like you're in a country cool home — instead of in the middle of the Mission.

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Flour + Water, 2401 Harrison Street (at 20th Street); 415-826-7000.

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Gitane
There's something very A Clockwork Orange about this toilet and we mean that in the best way possible. The graphic and slightly trippy tile patterns don't just stop on on the floor, but travel half way up the wall for an impressive effect. Bonus: We're loving the collection of art that covers the walls (much of it extra-feminine) and the bold chandelier that hangs overhead.

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Gitane, 6 Claude Lane (between Bush and Sutter streets); 415-788-6686.

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Loló
Sure, Loló's potty might appear a bit kitschy as soon as you walk in, what with the palm tree plastered on the wall, crazy constellation of rearview mirrors, bright hues, and mirrors cut into the shape of birds. But it all makes sense — and magic! — when you close the door and hear the special bathroom soundtrack of tropical tunes and bird calls. Seriously, it's sort of like a mini vacation. We suggest taking just a bit longer than needed just to soak it all in.

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Loló, 3230 & 3234 22nd Street (between Bartlett and Mission streets), 415-643-5656.

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Chez Spencer
Black and white gingham walls? Be still, my heart! This was pretty much our first (and lasting) thought when we entered Chez Spencer's utterly dreamy W.C. Accented by the perfect antique wood desk and chair, bright pink flowers, wicker trash baskets, and a heavenly scented candle, this is simplicity done right.

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Chez Spencer, 82 14th Street (at Folsom Street); 415-864-2191.

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Four Barrel
Running in and taking a tinkle break at a random coffee shop can sometimes be necessary...and totally nasty. However, if the urge strikes around Valencia and 15th Street, might we suggest you make a dash to Four Barrel's eye-pleasing pot. Perhaps not surprising, coming from a venue this darn pretty, the buzzy java spot's toilet features beautiful tree-studded wallpaper, a reclaimed wood counter and matching mirror, soaring ceilings, a handsome Luron soap dispenser, and a gorgeous chandelier. Starbucks it ain't.

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Four Barrel, 375 Valencia Street (at 15th Street); 415-252-0800.

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5A5
There's always something slightly sexy about a co-ed bathroom, no? Well, this sleek steakhouse definitely ups the sultry factor with stalls decked out in pretty jewel tones and a moody hand-washing station that allows you to rub shoulders with — and make eyes at — that lady or fella you've been spying across the room all night long.

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5A5, 244 Jackson Street (at Battery Street); 415-989-2539.

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