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Need a breakfast place near Van Ness & Eddy

SteveTimko Aug 10, 2007 02:08 AM

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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    Rapini Aug 10, 2007 08:21 AM

    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. Dave MP Aug 10, 2007 09:34 AM

      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
        shortexact Aug 10, 2007 04:19 PM

        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
          SteveTimko Aug 11, 2007 06:05 AM

          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
            Paul H Aug 11, 2007 07:50 AM

            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...

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

        2. re: Dave MP
          junesix Aug 13, 2007 01:32 AM

          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.

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