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Jan 14, 2010 09:02 AM

Any good places for breakfast or Saturday brunch in or near Stinson Beach?

We're looking for a good Saturday breakfast or brunch in or near Stinson Beach. Is there anywhere at all that would fit the bill? I've only been able to find a few listings online and they have VERY mixed reviews. Thanks for any help you can provide. (Doesn't need to be upscale..................just good food.

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    1. Coast Cafe in Bolinas. (Though it has been a while since Iv'e been there, and never for breakfast.)

      Dipsea Cafe is on the road to Stinson, if that works for you.

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      1. re: BernalKC

        I wouldn't drive 20 minutes for the Coast Cafe over one of the joints in Stinson. 5 years ago it used to be pretty good, now it's pretty average and surprisingly expensive.

        1. re: SteveG

          Thanks for the update. Like I said, it's been a while. And their menu gives me the impression they have been updated/renovated into something other than what I remember. Oh well.

      2. The Parkside in Stinson is a local favorite.

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        1. re: Sarah

          I second Parkside. I've had several lunches there and always found the food to be creative and tasty. Once in a while I think their creation doesn't work well but most of the times it does.

          A few pics from 2008.

          Parkside Cafe
          43 Arenal Ave, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

          1. re: Mick Ruthven

            Would third that. Again, sometimes inconsistent, but enough good experiences to recommend it. Would not recommend Coast Cafe.

        2. vote #4 for Parkside. The food is fresh, often inventive and always at least good. My husband loves their pancakes. Pleasant room, plus the beach is only a couple of steps away (no view tho.)

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          1. re: annabana

            Don't go too late, when the lunch menu turns into the afternoon menu, it seems to get weaker