Tips for Spending a Rainy Day in Hayes Valley

The forecast for today — and the rest of the week, for that matter — is pretty dire. It's the kind of outlook that makes you want to work from home, or skip class, or stay unemployed, depending on your situation.

Fortunately, we've got a lot of cozy options for passing the time in the neighborhood while the cats and dogs come down outside. Here are just a few:

If tea's your thing, relax with a hot pot at Taste or Samovar.

For a fireside chat, get a table at the Grove or in the back of Cafe La Vie.

Just want some charming café ambiance? Then you'll probably want to settle in at Momi Toby's or La Boulange.

If you're looking to get some work done while the rain comes down, maybe set up shop at Mercury Cafe or Arlequin.

And if you want to curl up with a good book, wait until Two Sisters opens at 4pm, or brave the rain and head over to the SF Public Library just a few blocks east.

What's your suggestion for the perfect way to spend a rainy day in the neighborhood? Let us know in the comments.