“Dark Park” & Pizzeria Picco (Downtown Larkspur, CA)

I used to think “Larkspur” and“ ”Larkspur Landing” were one in the same.

I was wrong. Larkspur is a little town with one main drag (Magnolia Avenue) versus Larkspur Landing (a combo of ferry terminal and a cool mall (Marin Country Mart).

So, yesterday, we checked out “Downtown Larkspur” — and it was worth the visit!

Coffee First

The outdoor umbrella/table scene was lively with locals and their dogs and cyclists:

Equator Coffees on Magnolia Avenue in Downtown Larkspur, CA

The Equator coffee team was attentive (they whispered “Do you want whip cream” when I ordered a “kid’s cocoa”).

The inside of Equator Coffees (Downtown Larkspur, CA)

Their Latte (Oat milk for me) was respectable (with love):

Oat Latte at Equator Coffees (Downtown Larkspur, California)

“Dark Park”

Redwood Grove in “Dark Park”, Larkspur, CA

You can easily find shade (or sun) and our 6-year old loved climbing on the old tree trunks.

Cool tree trunks that look like the letter “M” in Dark Park, Larkspur, CA

A creek runs alongside Dark Park, attracting our son for a solid 45 minutes.

A creek in Dark Park in Larkspur

Pizza on Magnolia Avenue

Pizzeria Picco on Magnolia Avenue in Downtown Larkspur

We ordered 2 Margharita Pizzas. I’d give the pizza an 8/10 (a little cheesy):

…and this Gem Salad (with both Buttermilk and Vinaigrette dressings on side) was a 10/10 (crispy onion rings and pickled onion on top!):

…and a Shirley Temple and a carafe of Pinot Gris:

They take their wine seriously:

Pizzeria Picco had warm neighbors including this pup:

Though we ate outside, the inside is thoughtfully done with some nice art work:

Things We’ll Do Next Time!

A couple of things we’d love to try next time:

Perry’s Restaurant (American Traditional) (234 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939)

Don Antonio (Italian) (455 Magnolia Ave Larkspur, CA 94939)

If you know of any day trips (within 90 minutes) of Oakland/San Francisco, please ping us with a comment. Have fun in Larkspur!

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