Busy Bee Bakery
What: The owners of this cheerful two-year-old spot visited Inverness on a vacation and relocated here shortly afterward. Try the addictive banana snack cakes, blueberry-mango crisp, and sticky pecan rolls. When: Open daily. Where: 12301 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness; 415/663-9496.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company
What: Families stop at this casual spot by the mudflats of Drakes Estero for impromptu picnics. Not a full restaurant, but some of the best oysters you'll ever taste. When: Open daily. Where: 17171 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness; 415/669-1149.