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Need a breakfast place near Van Ness & Eddy

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I searched the board and I can't find much. There's a coffee shop that sells some pastry on Eddy a half block west of Van Ness, but I need something more substantial than that.

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  1. It's not a good area for anything other than coffee and pastries [e.g., Peets at Van Ness and Turk]...but there is a Mel's Diner at Van Ness and O'Farrell/Geary...I never thought it was anything special, but you can get eggs, omelettes, pancakes, and all the ususal breakfast stuff....

    1. How far are you willing to walk/travel?

      There are lots of Vietnamese and Chinese places nearby on Larkin, some of which serve breakfast (although I have never had it anywhere there).

      Larkin Express Deli serves American breakfast food I think, and also burmese, including mohinga, a fish stew traditionally eaten at breakfast. I am not positive what time they open though.

      If you can walk down to Market St. (probably a good 10-15 minute walk) there is Delessio.

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      1. re: Dave MP

        I think Larkin Express opens at 10 am.

        This may be too late (noticing the original post time), if you were looking for a breakfast place this morning, but: if you're willing to walk about 5 blocks, there's also the Dottie's, over on Jones.

        1. re: shortexact

          Dottie's sounds interesting. It's nine blocks, though. Any breakfast specialties at Dottie's that makes it worth walking nine blocks?

          1. re: SteveTimko

            Dottie's is a long-time board favorite. Searching will turn up scores of reports. Here are some recent ones:

            "Started at Dottie's True Blue, and really lucked out by scoring a table right away. Had smoked whisky fennel sausage, baby spinich and mushroom scramble, with a slice of griddle fried cornbread and excellent coffee."

            "Highlights of the trip included some terrific breakfasts at Mama's and Dottie's (omelette and blueberry cornmeal pancakes respectively)"

            Here's an older thread with with both doubters and true believers...
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/19687

            Get there at 7:30 if you don't want to wait in line.

        2. re: Dave MP

          Saigon Sandwich opens at 6am if you don't mind a cheap, tasty Vietnamese sandwich for breakfast. It's at Eddy x Larkin.

          Powell's Place has breakfast starting at 8am. It's in Western Addition/Fillmore Plaza at Eddy x Fillmore.