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Best Brunch: San Francisco

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Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
One of my favorite brunch spots in the city - and they take reservations via OpenTable, so you don't ... read more
have to wait in line. Get the pop tarts, the caramel sticky toffee bun, the french toast, and the chèvre cheesecake. Ask your server for the best egg dishes that day - they change seasonally. Request a table in the covered courtyard on a nice day.

Brenda's French Soul Food

652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102
It is the brunch place everybody talks about. The wait there is always crazy, 30 minutes minimum. It ... read more
is creole food. Quite spicy and tasty. I had the special of pork belly with eggs and grits. It was good, but it didn't blow me away or anything. I don't think I am going back to subject myself to the long wait.

Mama's on Washington Square

1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
One of the few excellent places for breakfast (sit-down) in San Francisco. Yes, there will be a ... read more
line, but as you walk along on your way to order you will pass the kitchen prep area and see for yourself the fresh ingredients going into your meal. And I'm serious about the line - even 30 minutes before the doors open you'll find a line here.


560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA, United States
Great place for brunch with the fam bam, friends or with significant other. try to score a seat in ... read more
front of the open kitchen too watch all the action. Favorite Goat Cheese bread pudding and points for freshly made condiments

Mission Beach Cafe

198 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Awesome brunch. The servers are really nice and accommodating. Great place for vegetarians but ... read more
they've still got sausage and bacon for the meat-eaters. Front doors stay open on this small corner burch spot. Truffle fries are so yummy! Mushroom Benedict is delicious...

Park Tavern

1652 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
What a fantastic spot for brunch! The menu items are salivatingly delicious, just by looking at the ... read more
offerings: castiron dutchboy, veal schneitzel, country ham with poach eggs, devil on horsebacks. Yes please to everything. And I havent even started on the brunch cocktail list: bloody marys by pitcher, a boozy bourbon smoothie, and the rum milk punch. The service is attentive and friendly, and yes, the food and drinks don't just sound delicious, they are actually good looking AND yummy too.

Greens Restaurant

15 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
It's the place to go for brunch with the gal pals, a special birthday, or heck anytime.


941 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117
I could eat here every day. The breakfast/brunch menu is large (but not too large to where they lack ... read more
a focus) and every item is fantastic (I just ate here an hour ago and three of us split four items). First of all, I love that the chai and latte come in a huge bowl instead of a coffee cup. And then there are the 'Miracle Pancakes,' cornmeal pancakes with homemade lemon curd (you can buy jars for $9) and strawberries. And the egg dishes! Try one of their takes on eggs benedict with crab, bacon, tomatoes or avocados. On a warm day, the back patio feels like a secret garden. It's almost worth the wait (and the pain parking; Cole Valley is tough).

Dottie's True Blue Cafe

28 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
...the banana butterscotch French toast I had was out of this world. The restaurant itself is ... read more
adorable; just a little hole-in-the-wall place in a seedy neighborhood, and it has a lot of character.

Red Door Cafe

1608 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
If you're looking for an amazing, comical brunch that will leave your sides hurting from laughter ... read more
and your stomach filled with great food, this is definitely the spot.