Waffles for brunch in SF?
- Dave MP May 25, 2007 03:15 PM
I'm hoping to find a good brunch place in San Francisco that has great waffles. I went to St. Francis Fountain for the first time last weekend (the crowds were thinner due to Bay to Breakers). They had citrus pecan waffles which were good, and for 1 dollar more we got unlimited real Vermont maple syrup, which was well worth it. However, the waffles were kind of small and I'm looking more for big, Belgian waffles.
Any places in the Mission, Potrero Hill, Noe Valley or Bernal Heights area would be best, but anywhere in SF might work. I would go for brunch on weekends, so places that serve waffles all morning and early afternoon are best.
Thanks a lot,
Modern Tea at Hayes and Laguna has fine waffles, served, if I remember correctly, with sliced fruit and syrup. And of course an excellent tea selection. Not cheap, but waffles rarely are.
Long ago, my favorite waffles were at What's for Dessert, where Amberjack now is at Church and 27th. I ate them every weekend, with seasonal fruit and yogurt. I still miss Mervyn's eclairs.
I am a fan of waffles myself. Hope you found something for this past weekend. But I have noticed that a new place opened in Hayes Valley called STACKS.
501 Hayes St. (tel: 415-241-9011) There is the original in Burlingame I believe.
Although it's featuring pancakes/crepes I did notice the menu did have Belgian Waffles on the web-menu. I have NOT tried this place but perhaps someone else has. Any reports back would be great! Hope this helps. I think Hayes Valley is nice 'hood for brunch.
Stack's is a chain that is found mostly in the suburbs around here. They are cashing in on the gentrification of Hayes Valley. It's better than Denny's, but not as good as the other recos on this thread. The food is nothing spectacular, but ample in portion (and a little pricey for what you get IMO). They feature straight forward American breakfast fare.
I'm on a waffle quest myself at the moment. Any progress to report?
Also, has anyone tried the waffles at Cafe Ponte in Noe Valley?
I know you're looking in SF, but I have to throw in one West Berkeley reco because the brunch waffle is sinfully good. 900 Grayson has a waffle with fried chicken and country gravy that is to die for. I know it sounds weird, but trust me on this, that thing rocks.
(And West Berkeley is easier to get to than some neighborhoods in SF depending on where you're coming from.)
900 Grayson St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Re: 900 Grayson
I just looked at their menu for lunch.
Have you had the "Demon Lover" (or the Seitan)... basically the Fried Chicken and Waffles? Since I just read a link on Fried Chicken, I am still in search of good FC and the waffle would be just an added (delicious)bonus. Please say it's good. This way I have a plan for food this weekend. (smiles)