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best breakfast near nob hill?

shimpiphany Jul 19, 2006 01:04 AM

in town for a week and i have some time in the a.m....where to get a good rib-sticker for breakfast near california and jones?

  1. rworange Jul 19, 2006 01:24 AM

    Nob Hill Grille

    969 Hyde Street
    San Francisco, CA 94109

    I haven't eaten there in about a year, but for over a decade I ate consistantly good breakfasts there. Go for the specials.

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      Maya Jul 19, 2006 03:01 PM

      Dottie's True Blue Cafe, 522 Jones near O'Farrell.

      1. j
        janes153 Oct 4, 2006 07:34 PM

        Help! I had great breakfast a couple of times a few years back in a great cafe on a southwest corner near Larkin and California but I have never been able to find it since (the friend I went with lived in the area and since left town). Big windows, tiny with a counter and a few tables.

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        1. re: janes153
          rworange Oct 4, 2006 08:51 PM

          Nob Hill. One block from Cala Foods and kitty-corner from the hospital.

          1. re: janes153
            larochelle Oct 4, 2006 08:53 PM

            Was it the Red Door Cafe?

            I used Yahoo Yellow pages, set my address to Larkin & California and clicked on All Restaurants -- there were no listings of restaurants on Larkin and only the Red Door Cafe seemed even vaguely close -- Most of the all the nearbhy listings were on Polk.

            1. re: janes153
              Maya Oct 4, 2006 08:56 PM

              Description sounds like Dottie's...

            2. m
              mchan02 Oct 4, 2006 09:14 PM

              I'll definitely give a second vote for Dottie's. Living on Nob Hill for the past year, I've tried most of the breakfast places, and Dotties is def. the best. in fact, it's really really delicious.

              Nob Hille Grille has a weird atmosphere, and the food is a) nothing special and b) a little overpriced for what it is.

              Golden Coffee is a little greasy spoon at the corner of Sutter and Leavenworth that has of a truckstop diner feel and is pretty cheap for eggs and coffee.

              I've been wanting to try Canteen for breakfast, I've heard good things about it.

              regarding janes153's post, it sounds like Red Door Cafe. I feel the same way about RDC as I do about Nob Hille Grille. Maybe I'm just fussy and missing New England diners.

              moral of the story: go to Dotties.

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                Frosty Melon Oct 4, 2006 09:22 PM

                Speaking of Dottie's, is there any update on their Hayes Valley outlet? It feels like it was announced over a year ago.

                1. re: Frosty Melon
                  rworange Oct 4, 2006 09:49 PM

                  Dottie's Hayes Valley ain't happening. Read it somewhere on the board.

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