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Nov 23, 2007 08:17 AM

Early morning cafe in San Fran

I am going to be up at 5am while in San Fran, is there anywhere to go and chill out with a cup of tea? We are staying near Union Square. thanks!

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  1. Try Crossroads Cafe on Delancy near Brennan. They may not be open at 5am though- that's a lot to ask in SF.

    1. Lori's Diner on Mason St. is open 24 hours. Not much will be open before 7.

      1. If you are up for something more exotic than ham 'n eggs at 5:00 AM, there's also a 24-hour branch of Naan 'n Curry on O'Farrell and Mason.

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        1. re: Xiao Yang

          I read somewhere on this board, I think, that Naan'n Curry is serving breakfast now.

          There's also Pinecrest Diner

          There's also a 24 hour Starbucks on Powell

          Of all the joints, sadly I'd choose Starbucks ... though its been a zillion years since I've been to Lori's Diner.

          Crossroads Cafe is not only not near Union Square it is not open at that hour.

          1. re: rworange

            Here's one more place - Cafe Mason next to Lori's. Haven't been so maybe someone else can comment.

            1. re: rworange

              starbucks sounds perfect actually. i don't need breakfast, but a comfy seat and a hot tea is perfect. would it be safe to walk the couple of blocks by myself at that time of the am? being female and all, I am always concerned.

              1. re: cleopatra999

                About as safe as any of the places listed in that area. I'd just pick the place closest to your hotel. Union Square borders a bad neighborhood, The Tenderloin, so some of that spills over. Just be aware of your surroundings and you should be ok.

                1. re: rworange

                  the tenderloin? really that is the name of an area...sorry that kinda makes me giggle, is that a nickname or the actual name? We are on Sutter & Powell at the Cartwright. Where is the Tenderloin?

                  1. re: cleopatra999

                    "The tenderloins is bounded on the North by Post Street, on the East by Taylor and 6th Streets, on the South by Mission Street and on the West by Van Ness and Ninth Streets."