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Breakfast near Sutter st between Larkin and Hyde

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Flying Feist Dec 8, 2006 12:13 AM

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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    chipman Dec 8, 2006 12:58 AM

    Canteen, two blocks East.

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      Tory Davis Dec 8, 2006 01:09 AM

      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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        OldTimer Dec 8, 2006 05:00 PM

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

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          mchan02 Dec 8, 2006 05:26 PM

          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.

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            Jakubo Dec 19, 2006 07:14 PM

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

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          Flying Feist Dec 8, 2006 04:11 PM

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

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            gfsf Dec 8, 2006 07:48 PM

            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.

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              Flying Feist Dec 11, 2006 04:20 PM

              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.

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