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Sep 2, 2009 07:58 PM

breakfast near Post & Mason

Any ideas for breakfast (Sunday) near Post and Mason and lunch close to the DeYoung? These folks aren't hard core foodies, so anything not a chain would probably work.

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  1. Breakfast is easy: Dottie's True Blue Cafe on Jones, between Geary and O'Farrell, but don't get there later that 8:00 or so or you will wait for a very long time in a very long line.

    1. Have you considered having lunch at the de Young itself? I had an enjoyable lunch at their cafe when I saw the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit earlier this year

      1. Besides Dottie's, which is sure to have a line out the door (especially if you mean over Labor Day Weekend):

        Canteen: probably no better in terms of a wait

        Honey Honey: this is a crepe shop but they also have pasta, sandwiches, omlets, and a variety of eggs benedict. I have not yet been, but I stopped in and the food looked good, the coffee smelled good, and they have fresh OJ. I actually left because the portions looked way too big for how hungry I was. Everything's around $10. Has anyone else been?

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        1. re: Pei

          My friends had good things to say about Sears - i'ts not fine dining or fine food, but comfort food in a fun atmosphere.

          ohhh...then there's the $15 buffet at farmerbrown

          for lunch near the de young, i would recommend walking down to 9th and irving - every type of food available there

        2. I'd go to Park Chow near the DeYoung for lunch, maybe even breakfast. Good, tasty stuff, well prepared, reasonably priced and a diverse menu. I don't think I've ever had a bad meal there. Also a few places to get coffee and walk around at 9th/Irving like Arizmendi. I miss living near the park.

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          1. re: ML8000

            I recently dined at Park Chow for breakfast prior to going to the Tut exhibit and I second this place as a great choice. It's right across the street from the park and a sort walk from the DeYoung.

          2. Hey all,
            Thanks for the ideas. 9th & Irving is perfect, I usually just roam around until I find something that looks good, but these girls need specifics! Appreciate the help!

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            1. re: sacmir

              Near Post and Mason, I recommend Cafe Bean. The menu is limited: they specialize in Dutch Pancakes (see photo), which I really like. They make a Green Tea Latte: they use some kind of pre-made green tea latte mix, but it's nonetheless quite good.

              Cafe Bean
              800 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

              1. re: ssfire

                Second the recommendation for the green tea latte. Cafe Bean is a casual, neighborhood spot.

              2. re: sacmir

                pizza: arizmendi
                chinese: san tung
                japanese: ebisu
                southeast asian: lime tree
                persian: lavash
                thai: marnee
                mexican: gordo's

                and these are just off the top of my head; i haven't been to most of these places, even. arizmendi and lime tree are indeed good though