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Dec 8, 2006 12:13 AM

Breakfast near Sutter st between Larkin and Hyde

We will be in SF this weekend and stay at the hotel on Sutter St. between Larkin and Hyde. Looking for good breakfast places nearby. Any suggestion? Thanks. :)

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  1. Canteen, two blocks East.

    1. Go as fast as you can to Dottie's True Blue Cafe on Jones between Geary and O'Farrell! They make their own toast, for heaven's sake. When I lived in SF I had brunch there 3 or 4 times a month. Everything they prepare is perfectly executed, and they walk a perfect line between comforting and clever (because really, no one wants too much clever at breakfast). I miss Dottie's.
      You'll probably have to wait in line for a while, but it's part of the experience. Once I waited in line for 35 minutes with Sandra Bernhard complaining loudly behind me, but most folks wait pleasantly :)
      The prices are very reasonable, and the meats are ruggedly delicious. If you're veggie (or just like beans), their black bean cakes are delightful.
      Darn, now I'm hungry.

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      1. re: Tory Davis

        Wow! I've got to go to a place that makes their own toast. I'll even wait in line.

        1. re: Tory Davis

          Dottie's is amazing, but I've had awful service from them recently. Just don't expect too much from the waitstaff (some are very helpful, of course).

          Last time I went, I got the Roasted Vegetable Hash (potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, cauliflower, garlic, onions) with poached eggs. DELICIOUS!

          For a greasy spoon, try Golden Coffee @ Sutter and Leavenworth. The food is typical eggs + toast + coffee, but I really like the atmosphere. Avoid Han's across the street.

          I've been eye-ing O'Reilly's Holy Grail on Polk in that area - looks like they've got a nice brunch menu - has anyone been?

          Same goes for Saha on Polk and Sutter.

          1. re: mchan02

            It's not that the service is bad, it's that the head waitress has the personality of canker sore.

        2. Thanks, Chipman and Tory. I will go to both of them!

          1. Nob Hill Grille 969 Hyde Street at Pine 415-474-5985. Hours 7 am - 4 pm, M-F 8 am - 3 pm, Sat. 8:30 am - 3 pm, Sun.

            1. We went to Dottie's yesterday. It was WONDERFUL! We got there at about 7:15 and it was already a line. (maybe about 10 people before us) Once we got in at 7:30, the place was packed! I was so glad we made it. We ordered "The Open Road" to share and my husband also ordered "Pumpkin butterscotch muffin" Ummmmmmmm, it was sooooo good.