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Breakfast/Brunch in Union Square, SF

jwax77 Mar 15, 2008 05:11 PM

Does anyone have any good suggestions for Breakfast/Brunch in the Union Square area of SF? There is four of us and we will be in the area around 10am Sunday.



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    Deeg67 RE: jwax77 Mar 15, 2008 06:15 PM

    Dottie's on Jones is by far the best option, but at 10 on Sunday you'll be waiting a good little while.

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      Carrie 218 RE: Deeg67 Mar 15, 2008 06:47 PM

      Agreed, Dottie's is the best. If you can send someone down a half-hour to forty-five minutes before the rest of the party arrives, so much the better...

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        Trevallon RE: Deeg67 Mar 15, 2008 08:45 PM

        Given the expected wait at Dottie's, might be just as fast to catch Muni Metro to Towns End Bakery. At 10 am on Sunday w/no baseball game I can usually get right in.

      2. foodiesf RE: jwax77 Mar 16, 2008 09:12 AM

        I disagree that Dottie's is "by far the best option." That title belong to Canteen, without quesiton, in my mind. Canteen is possibly the best brunch in the City, and it just happens to be near Union Square.

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          Carrie 218 RE: foodiesf Mar 16, 2008 09:48 AM

          Slapping my head -- yes, I don't know why I keep forgetting about Canteen for breakfast!

          Thanks, Foodie!

        2. foodiesf RE: jwax77 Mar 16, 2008 09:12 AM

          Here's the link...

          817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

          1. ChowFun_derek RE: jwax77 Mar 16, 2008 10:40 PM

            The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus is an interesting option...underneath a great stain glass dome overlooking Union Square...it is somewhat elegant...very San Fran...AND they serve POPOVERS and flavored butter....
            here's a link...


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              foodiesf RE: ChowFun_derek Mar 18, 2008 09:12 AM

              ...yeah, but the OP stated that they will be "in the area" at 10am on Sunday. But The Rotunda doesn't open until noon on Sunday. So likely not an option.

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                grayelf RE: foodiesf Mar 18, 2008 10:42 AM

                Check out this thread (you have to scroll down a bit) for thoughts on Cafe Bean:


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              jwax77 RE: jwax77 Mar 22, 2008 07:14 PM

              Thanks everyone. We eventually went to Zazie ... was a little bit of a tight fit, but the food was pretty good. We are trying STACKS tomorrow...

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                grayelf RE: jwax77 Mar 22, 2008 11:31 PM

                Please do tell... haven't heard anything about Stacks. Where? What? When?

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                  foodiesf RE: jwax77 Mar 23, 2008 09:16 AM

                  Stack's thinks of itself as an "upscale Denny's" but the experience is far more like Denny's then they are aiming for. I'd avoid it -- there are probably 50 better options for brunch in the City.

                  See some reviews at http://www.yelp.com/biz/stacks-san-fr...

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                    grayelf RE: foodiesf Mar 23, 2008 11:16 AM

                    Thanks, foodiesf. I couldn't find any reviews of it on CH and didn't actually Google it. Doesn't sound like my kind of place. Will stick to the recs I have harvested from CH such as Canteen, Cafe Bean and Cafe Mason...maybe Cafe Andree.

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                    rworange RE: jwax77 Mar 23, 2008 11:08 AM

                    What did you order? What would you recommend?

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