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San Francisco: EARLY Breakfast?

Fensterwald Nov 1, 2007 08:35 PM

Anybody have recommendations for a breakfast place in San Francisco that's open early (like, 6:00 a.m.)? My ideal would be a place unlike what I can find at home (East Coast), but I realize I may not be able to be picky at that hour. Thanks!

  1. grishnackh Nov 1, 2007 09:55 PM

    That early you will limited to mainly hotel dining rooms.

    Here's a similar thread I made recently that might be of help:


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      chutney Nov 2, 2007 11:29 AM

      Campton Place
      Cafe Andree (but not until 7:30)
      Huntington Hotel
      Canteen (but not until 8:00).

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        Fig Newton Nov 3, 2007 02:20 PM

        This town is not good at early open breakfasts. I've been lamenting that for years.

        1. rworange Nov 3, 2007 02:36 PM

          What day? If it is Sat/Sun that will limit things more? What part of town?

          1. Pincho Nov 3, 2007 03:08 PM

            It's a chain but Elephant & Castle English Pub in the financial district at Clay & Batter opens at 6:30 and does a full English breakfast. It's nothing spectacular, but decent. I think the only reason it's open so early is that it has some kind of affiliation with the hotel in its building.

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              c112 Nov 3, 2007 08:02 PM

              Mel's Drive-In opens at 6 am and has a few SF locations. It's been a while since I've had breakfast there, though. Here's a link to locations and hours in SF:


              1. Cynsa Nov 3, 2007 09:08 PM

                breakfast is limited to a breakfast burrito - red and green peppers, spinach, cheese, chorizo and potato... granola and yogurt parfait... pastries...bagels... empanadas... Spanish tortilla with egg, potato, zucchini...ham & cheese tarta...pollo cubano and mediodia.
                Café Lo Cubano at Laurel Heights
                LOCATION :
                3401 California Street
                (@ Laurel St.)
                San Francisco, CA 94118

                HOURS :
                Mon thru Wed: 6am to 10pm
                Thurs thru Fri: 6am to midnight
                Sat: 7am to midnight
                Sun: 7am to 10pm

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                  Fig Newton Nov 8, 2007 08:11 AM

                  Oh, now this is great to know. I'm going to try this next time I'm awake & hungry in the wee hours.

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                  brokergal Nov 5, 2007 09:30 AM

                  Le Regency Deli on California between Drumm & Davis opens at 5:30 on weekdays. Have not had breakfast but have found lunch there to be very good.

                  1. Cynsa Nov 5, 2007 06:24 PM

                    Velo Rouge Cafe opens at 6:30am
                    798 Arguello Blvd. at McAllister Street

                    Sexy Soup Cart
                    San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA

                    1. techindahaus Nov 5, 2007 06:33 PM

                      Go to Mels. You cant possibly want anything other then whats on that monster menu at that hour.

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                        david kaplan Nov 5, 2007 06:58 PM

                        Sugar Bowl Bakery opens at 4:30 or 5:00 to serve the food wholesalers' district off Cesar Chavez east of 101. Standard diner fare plus respectable Vietnamese pho.

                        Sugar Bowl Wholesale Bakery
                        300 Toland St, San Francisco, CA

                        1. Atomica Nov 6, 2007 04:56 AM

                          We just had breakfast for the first time at Bayside Cafe (2011 Bayshore Blvd.). Glanced at their hours, and they claim to open at 5:00 almost every day (6:00 on Sunday). If you look them up, their official name appears to be Bayside Coffee Shop, although their awnings say Bayside Cafe. And they have grits!!

                          It's right next to Russia House.

                          Bayside Coffee Shop
                          2011 Bay Shore Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94134

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                            Carlsnet Apr 20, 2012 04:45 AM

                            Go to the Lucky Penny! Great Steak & Eggs, and an entire menu to choose from. Omelets, pancakes even a Prime Rib & Eggs breakfast. It's old style coffee shop, definitely an endangered species. You can't even find them in San Francisco anymore, without having to look hard. This place is open 24 hours, and I have been going there at odd hours for years. In fact, I'm going there right now, I think you'll love it.

                            Lucky Penny Restaurant
                            2670 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA
                            (415) 921-0836

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                            1. re: Carlsnet
                              danieli10 Apr 20, 2012 08:56 AM

                              - 1 for Lucky Penny, we used to live right near it and it sucks.

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