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Breakfast Near the Ball Park

lfischer Jun 17, 2008 11:49 AM

Hi All --
I'm looking for a decent place to have breakfast during the week before a Giants game. Delancey Street isn't open for breakfast; Townsend cafe is closed for renovation, and I simply don't know other places walking distance from the ballpark. Momo's and Acme Open for lunch only.

Anyone out there have any suggestions. Many thanks.

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    ML8000 RE: lfischer Jun 17, 2008 12:13 PM

    Caffe Centro and the Butler and the Chef on South Park are both very good and about 2 blocks to the park. I think BC is closed on Monday.

    Butler & the Chef Bistro
    155 S Park St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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      ML8000 RE: ML8000 Jun 17, 2008 12:14 PM


      Caffe Centro
      102 S Park St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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        rworange RE: ML8000 Jun 17, 2008 12:26 PM

        Does Caffe Centro offer anything besides breakfast pastries?

        Primo Patio Cafe has breakfast that is good

        On the low side there's Java House ... Not Red's Java House ... the other one across from South Beach Cafe.

        Just your standard diner breakfast, but nice view and decent enough.

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          ML8000 RE: rworange Jun 17, 2008 02:14 PM

          No plated breakfast. Oatmeal, coffee, tea, pastries, etc. You can sit down however, or if it's nice outside sit in the park. The view might be better at Red's..although half is looking at a parking lot (?).

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      Nancy Berry RE: lfischer Jun 17, 2008 12:15 PM

      South Beach Cafe is good.


      Also, Delancey Street isn't open for breakfast, but their other place, Crossroads Cafe, is open at 7:00am and serves H&H bagels and good coffee along with other more lunch-like items.

      Crossroads Cafe
      699 Delancey St, San Francisco, CA 94107

      South Beach Cafe
      800 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107

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        chutney RE: Nancy Berry Jun 17, 2008 04:15 PM

        i second (third) Crossroads and Butler and the Chef

        for a third choice - how about Brick on Brannan - haven't had their breakfast but they do a decent sandwich at lunch.

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        xanadude RE: lfischer Jun 17, 2008 02:37 PM

        Red's Java House (and the Java Hut) are open relatively early...Depends on what you're looking for.

        Second Crossroads.

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          rworange RE: xanadude Jun 17, 2008 03:52 PM

          Java House is closer to the ballpark than Red's Java House. It also has more of a breakfast menu.

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          rahir RE: lfischer Jun 17, 2008 04:21 PM

          Add Town's End into the mix. If you're lucky, you can get a table outside and enjoy the Bay Bridge/Embarcadero views before walking down to the ballpark.

          Town's End Restaurant & Bakery
          2 Townsend St Ste 2, San Francisco, CA 94107

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            rworange RE: rahir Jun 17, 2008 05:18 PM

            The OP says Town's End is closed for remodeling.

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              rahir RE: rworange Jun 18, 2008 11:00 AM

              Thanks! When I scanned it, I didn't put Townsend Cafe together with Town's End...

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            Trevallon RE: lfischer Jun 17, 2008 08:11 PM

            With Towns End closed, Primo Patio would be my first pick. Second would be South Beach Cafe. Have fun and Go Giants!

            1. Shane Greenwood RE: lfischer Jun 18, 2008 07:04 AM

              The Ramp serves breakfast. They have a giant patio on the water that looks out over docks and the ship yard in Mission Bay. Food is straight ahead breakfast fare. Nothing special but a good place to fuel up before the game in a unique space.


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                ML8000 RE: Shane Greenwood Jun 18, 2008 09:09 AM

                Whoa, haven't thought about The Ramp for awhile. I think I drove by and it had a big Adobo sign on the window.

                On that note, Jelly's use to serve brunch but might only be weekends. Haven't been there in quite a while.

                295 Terry Francois St, San Francisco, CA

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                  Shane Greenwood RE: ML8000 Jun 18, 2008 10:57 AM

                  Kelly's Mission Rock cafe serves brunch on the weekends too 10-3 (probably doesn't work for the OP unless plans switch to the weekend). I haven't eaten there, but it's definitely in the right neighborhood, on Terry Francois between Jelly's and The Ramp.


              2. Shane Greenwood RE: lfischer Jun 18, 2008 07:08 AM

                One other place to consider is Just for You cafe. It's down 3rd street at 22nd in Dogpatch. They serve fantastic breakfasts. You can walk to the ballpark from there (about a 15 minute walk), or take the T train, which runs right outside. 3 stops to the ballpark. There is also another cafe across the street that I haven't tried, but those guys serve Blue Bottle Coffee so they might be worth checking out too.


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