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Breakfast in/near San Francisco's Hayes Valley?

SteveTimko Aug 12, 2009 09:15 AM

I'll be eating breakfast Sunday through Tuesday and I'm staying in the Hayes Valley area. Any place close by that's a stand out for breakfast?

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    Rapini RE: SteveTimko Aug 12, 2009 09:40 AM

    I've always enjoyed La Boulange de Hayes [500 Hayes]...on my last visit, the barista pulled an excellant doppio, and there were many food choices--savory or sweet...

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      Senor Popusa RE: Rapini Aug 13, 2009 01:48 PM

      La Boulange is my fave in the neighborhood for a good breakfast, their french toast is eggy and quite tasty.

      Another option is Stacks, which is across the street from La Boulange.

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        Rapini RE: Senor Popusa Aug 13, 2009 03:07 PM

        I also want to mention Cafe Corbas [Hayes btwn Franklin & Gough]...long before Hayes St. was fashionable--in fact, before it was even particularly safe--Corbas was pulling good espresso drinks, and serving pastries and bagels to neighborhood lawyers, and musicians and dancers from the symphony, Opera House, and ballet academy...it's still worth a stop...

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      srr RE: SteveTimko Aug 12, 2009 10:10 AM

      Suppenkuche serves brunch on Sundays. Mmmmm

      1. SteveTimko RE: SteveTimko Aug 12, 2009 03:27 PM

        Thanks. Both recommendations are within walking distance. The only problem with Suppenkuche is that the smell of potato pancakes makes me nauseous.

        1. Windy RE: SteveTimko Aug 12, 2009 09:34 PM

          There's a new branch of Samovar up Hayes near the zen center at Page. Not sure what they have in the way of food, but the tea is good.

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            Senor Popusa RE: Windy Aug 13, 2009 01:47 PM

            I think you mean up Laguna. its on the south east corner of laguna and page.

            Samovar Tea Lounge
            297 Page St, San Francisco, CA

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              Windy RE: Senor Popusa Aug 13, 2009 02:48 PM

              Sorry, yes. Have you eaten anything there?

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                ssfire RE: Windy Aug 13, 2009 03:12 PM

                Be aware that Samovar opens a bit later, at 10 AM. However, if you arrive at 10 AM, you can get their oat-cherry scones hot out of the oven, and they are fantastic. Their ginger/quinoa waffles are OK, not great, and their chai tea is meh.

                I like the chocolate chip waffles at Stacks ("Chocolate Divine waffle"), and they also have good bacon.

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                  Windy RE: ssfire Aug 13, 2009 04:40 PM

                  Excellent thanks. You can't have oto many oat-cherry scones.

                  I like their Masala chai blend, at least I 've liked it at Yerba Buena and when I made it at home.

          2. tvham RE: SteveTimko Aug 13, 2009 03:12 PM

            I haven't been myself but have heard great things about brunch at Bar Jules.

            Bar Jules
            609 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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              Frosty Melon RE: tvham Aug 13, 2009 03:59 PM

              Me too, but keep in mind brunch at Bar Jules is Sunday only.

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