Where o where for breakfast in San Francisco?
- johannabanana Mar 7, 2009 03:17 PM
Hi, we're vacationing in SF for a few days and wondered where people like to pick up breakfast near SFMoma? (That's roughly where we're staying, and we hate expensive blah hotel breakfasts!)
A short walk is fine by us. And we'll certainly be trying out Dottie's. We would love to know about somewhere else nearby, where you can maybe just get a decent pastry and a good coffee.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
Blue Bottle Cafe opens at 8am
66 Mint Street at Jessie
Bocadillos might be too far a walk for you... M-F 7am
710 Montgomery St. between Columbus Ave & Jackson St
another long walk... to the Ferry Building
Acme Bread, Frog Hollow Farm, Mastrelli's Delicatessen
Boulette's Larder is open at 8am
at Yerba Buena Gardens across the street from MOMA:
Samovar Tea opens at 10am
above the Waterfall on the Upper Terrace
if Dottie's is on your List; add Brenda's French Soul Food, too
it's between Eddy and Turk St. near Civic Center/Tenderloin
652 Polk St
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111
710 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Samovar Tea Lounge
730 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Blue Bottle Cafe
66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Lots of good suggestions above. There's also a Whole Foods with a big takeout section at 4th and Brannan.
If you decide you want a bigger breakfast, we recommend Luques, even though it's in a hotel, we found the food to be very good. It's downtown:
Luques Restaurant & Bar
Located inside the Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
433 Powell Street between Post and Sutter 415.248.2475
433 Powell St, San Francisco, CA
We forgot to reply to thank everyone for their suggestions. Ultimately we ate at Dottie's, twice, and loved it. I can think of no better breakfast. Everything was outstanding and with a spirit of generosity and a laid-back vibe -- not at all like the stingy, brunch rush you often encounter in New York. The bakery stands at the Ferry building farmer's market were great (particularly the one that does the donut muffins) and we picked up coffee from the Blue Bottle stand. Also went to the Blue Bottle cafe where the eating options first thing in the morning were limited to disappointing almond filled brioches that were greatly overpriced.