Sprout Cafe 168 University Ave., (650) 323-7688. L daily, D M-Sat; $.
This very busy spot can be loaded with little sprouts and their strollers, so it is a good idea to try to avoid rush hours. Stop by the table in front to peruse the menu and decide whether you will order a premade salad (the Davy made with poached Scottish salmon, avocado, sesame ginger dressing, and more is a winner) or a build-your-own salad, then order in back at the counter. Housemade soups and sandwiches are also available.
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