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Aug 1, 2009 03:53 PM

Breakfast by the DeYoung

Hello All,

I need some suggestions on the best breakfast place in the area of the DeYoung Museum (doing the King Tut exhibit). I like a basic breakfast/brunch, nothing too expensive or fru-fru; just good solid egg dishes, and delicious toast/biscuits. Our admission time is 11am so it can't have too much of a wait.

I've seen lots of diners in the area of Lincoln and 7th and was wondering if there is one that stands out from the others or if I should risk the possibility of a wait and head for Chloe's or the Pork Store (Haight St). Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance for the feedback!

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  1. Art's Cafe is what you need. It's bar stools, so not good for conversation for more than 2. Enormous, delicious eggs and hash browns. No soy lattes in sight.

    (Why would you drive across town to wait in line at Chloe's?)

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    1. re: Windy

      The only reason I though of Chloe's was because I saw pictures of banana pancakes (my vice). I was definitely considering Art's after looking at the menu and pics on Yelp. No soy is a plus and since there are two of us it sounds good!

      Have you or anyone else tried any of the Korean inspired egg dishes? I love bibimbap and kimchi so I may have to explore a little bit.

      1. re: gmk1322

        Their kim chi is fine, but it's the hash browns that stand out plus the sheer volume of eggs. All made right in front of you.

        I love banana pancakes too, but haven't found any in the city like you get in SE Asia.

    2. The last time we went to the Academy of Sciences we had a great breakfast at...

      The Irving Steet Cafe
      716 Irving St
      (between 8th Ave & 9th Ave)
      San Francisco, CA 94122
      (415) 664-1366

      Hearty, quick , cheap, great hash browns!

      1. Art's is good, has a following, one draw back is it's only counter space. The other basic breakfast place is How'ard's...basic American diner food, solid, reasonably priced, stuck in the 60s-70s. I like Howard's a lot but my choice would be Park Chow, not fru-fru but nice quality items, organic eggs, etc. yet reasonable in price, like $10 omelettes, but prices creep up if you order coffee and extras.

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        1. re: ML8000

          I wound up doing Park Chow and loved it! The potatoes were awesome and we got the best table in the house, right next to the fireplace.

        2. For American Style I second Park Chow - lots of variety and fresh.
          If you want to go Korean there is Han IL Kwan on Balboa and 19th Ave.