Alright, San Francisco, CA, is FULL of restaurants! In fact it’s possible to eat out every single day for a year and never having to dine at the same place twice (fact from a local!) Nevertheless, I quickly found my favorite brunch spots during my visit earlier this year. Make sure to instantly add these 4 places to your bucket list!
Local, fresh and organic. That’s how simple it can be done. This modern brunch spot thrives on the corner of Kearney and Pacific and attracts hundreds of people everyday with its fresh and delicate produce of sandwiches, soups, coffee and juice. Our favorite was “The Station” - a toasted Pretzl roll with goat cheese and cold-smoked salmon accompanied by an organic lemonade. Or the Nutella and strawberry toast, which I admittedly have been dreaming about ever since! I doubt there’s a better way to start the day.
For more than 50 years, Mama’s have been serving up the works for breakfast craving guests in the most charming surroundings. This family-owned restaurant on North Beach’s Washington Square Park has specialized in fluffy omelets, homemade jam and freshly baked bread and pastries. May we recommend the Huevos Ranchos consisting of two poached eggs, spanish rice, black beans and avocado with Ranchero sauce? It’s a good thing Mama’s is open from 8AM-3PM. Remember to book a table in advance, as there’s almost always a line (especially during weekends).
Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery
Don’t be scared by the ‘brewery’ part - this place is the best hangover cure in San Francisco! Located in Ashton Heights, the vibrant hippie district of the city, Magnolia offers a laid-back and down-to-earth atmosphere - and a wide-ranging menu. The English breakfast is a classic, but go for the ‘Hangtown Fry’ with fried oysters, scrambled eggs, bacon, spinach, caramelized onions and grilled bread. And maybe a bit of cheddar grits on the side…
Pescatore is located on Mason Street, just a stone’s throw from Fisherman’s Wharf, and it’s an ode to seafood and Italian culture. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here - or what about a good old brunch with Eggs Florentine? Last-mentioned is served with poached eggs, smoked salmon, creamy spinach, dill lemon hollandaise, English muffin and breakfast potatoes. Hungry, anyone?