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Labor Day Early Breakfast

SusieGirl7 Aug 25, 2008 09:14 PM

Is there any place that's likely to be open for breakfast at 6am (ish) on Labor Day Monday in the Embarcadero/Union Square/SOMA/Little Italy/Chinatown area? I know that's a big area, but it's an early hour. I want to eat and maybe sit for 30 minutes - eating trumps sitting.

I just want some eggs or a pancake. I'll eat Chinese or Mexican food too if that's an option. I don't want a place that just had coffee and muffins.


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  1. Xiao Yang RE: SusieGirl7 Aug 25, 2008 09:40 PM

    Generally speaking, only 24-hour restaurants are likely to be open at 6:00 AM. Two that come to mind are both in the Union Square area, the Pinecrest Diner at Geary and Mason, and the Naan 'n' Curry on O'Farrell.

    336 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Pinecrest Diner
    401 Geary St, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: Xiao Yang
      SusieGirl7 RE: Xiao Yang Aug 26, 2008 10:54 PM

      Thanks for all the suggestions. It's good to know there is something out there. I might stumble over to the Pinecrest if I can gather some energy at that hour.

    2. rworange RE: SusieGirl7 Aug 25, 2008 10:04 PM

      Here's what's flagged as "early morning hours" in SF

      The problem comes in with the holiday and many places closed.

      The places I tagged as early morning open prior to 7am. Some like Cafe Mason are open 24/7. I am guessing hotels will still have breakfast available.

      Cafe Mason might be the best bet. I haven't been there but read good things. It has a large breakfast menu and is located in Union Square. Here's a link to the 12 page menu with pictures of the food

      Caruso's in the St Francis opens at 6 am, but my experiences with St Francis breakfasts are they are pricy and average at best.

      On the other end of the spectrum, Pinecrest, which I have eaten at is a greasy spoon diner ... not in a charming, good way, IMO. Sure it was long ago, but a little Pinecrest history

      This photo of a breakfast plate at PInecrest looks better than the food tastes.

      Lori's Diner is kind of a souless local chain, but I'd eat there before Pinecrest.

      Naan N Curry ... well ... Indian food.

      The rest are either out of the neihborhood, would be closed on Labor Day or just serve pastries.

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      1. re: rworange
        Xiao Yang RE: rworange Aug 25, 2008 11:13 PM

        If 500 people attended the waitress' funeral, and the California Assembly shut down for it, the Pinecrest Diner must have had its fans.

        1. re: Xiao Yang
          rworange RE: Xiao Yang Aug 25, 2008 11:49 PM

          Mc Donalds ... over a billion sold. It has its fans too. There's a 24 hour Jack In The Box across the street that has breakfast Jacks too.

          That being said, I'd go to Pinecrest before the St Francis. I'f I"m going to have an average at best breakfast, I'd rather not pay big bucks for it.

          Anyone know if Naan N Curry sells anything breakfasty early in the morning? Or is it just naan and a cup of chai ... unless curry is your thing at 6 am.

          1. re: rworange
            Xiao Yang RE: rworange Aug 26, 2008 07:42 AM

            Nothing wrong with curry at 6:00 AM. A lot more interesting than oatmeal.

            Taste buds never sleep.

            1. re: Xiao Yang
              rworange RE: Xiao Yang Aug 26, 2008 09:19 AM

              Not saying anything is wrong with that. I worked graveyard for years and was always on just lookout for real food that early. I was just wondering if there is anything besides the standard menu.

          2. re: Xiao Yang
            Robert Lauriston RE: Xiao Yang Aug 26, 2008 11:03 AM

            The assembly didn't shut down, it "adjourned in her honor." That means the motion to adjourn at the end of the day's business includes a reference to a particular person one of the members wishes to honor.

        2. Robert Lauriston RE: SusieGirl7 Aug 27, 2008 12:46 PM

          The Lori's Diner on Mason is also 24/7.

          Lori's Diner
          336 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

          Cafe Mason
          320 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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