I was just perusing the NYC forum and trying to get up to speed on the whole tipping thing (it seems a very popular topic over there) and I noticed that someone (from SF) mentioned that in SF tipping servers is a little different due to a higher minimum wage and sick leave provisions etc etc...???
Can anyone enlighten me as to the rules for tipping specifically when it comes to eating out in SF & servers? is it 10%? 15%? Nothing?
And - generally speaking- does one tip at coffee shops e.g Starbucks/Peets? Bakeries/patisseria if only buying a croissant etc? To explain: when I travel I tend to eat on the go (why waste time sitting down) so usually grab a coffee and a bite to eat then hoof it; do I still tip in this situation?
Sorry to be so clueless :-)