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Jul 3, 2006 08:58 PM

Good brunch spot in SF?

Can anyone suggest a good weekend brunch spot in SF? For 6 people, plus a 7 month old baby. Someone suggested Universal Cafe and I also saw that Foreign Cinema serves brunch, but they may not appreciate us bringing a baby along.


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  1. How early are you willing to go? That always helps.

    I wholeheartedly recommend breakfast at the Red Door Cafe on California at Larkin. Eggs, French toast, comfy place. I gather it gets crowded after noon, but there wasn't a line when I was there at 11 on a Sunday.

    1. Check out Dotties. Only this in that there's allways a line out the door but the food is AMAZING!!!! Its in the city -- not from SF so not positive which area -- was a short distance from where my friend lives (border of Russian Hill and Nob Hill)

      1. Dotties is too small & too popular for six with a baby. Universal Cafe is not a bad idea, but it isn't vary large either. If you got there early enough, you'd be okay. Another good possibility is Townsend Cafe (Townsend and the Embarcadero).

        1. St. Francis Fountain. Go early or late, so adults and baby won't be rushed or crowded. The food is great (see many earlier posts)and the atmosphere is authentic old time, like being in another era. Parking is better than most neighborhoods in the city. I'd call ahead to confirm that their booths or tables will comfortably accomodate your party. Maybe you could make a reservation.

          2801 24th Street (at York)

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          1. re: elise h

            Their booths are definitely big enough. And they're also not crowded until later. Great home fries.

            1. re: Windy

              No way are the majority of booths at St. Francis big enough to seat 6 adults. I go there a couple of times a week and have done so for the last 18 months. At the very back of the restaurant, there are 2 adjoining booths with no wall in between, so that is the spot for a largish party.

          2. Greens at Fort Mason or Ella's on the corner of Presidio and California. No reservations at Ella's, so go early or be prepared to wait a bit.