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breakfast near union square

eadj2006 Mar 17, 2010 05:03 PM

Can anyone recommend a breakfast spot around Union Square?

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  1. myst RE: eadj2006 Mar 17, 2010 05:33 PM

    There are several. Just search for SF breakfast and you will get a lot of links. Within walking distance is Dotties loved by many. Sears is always blasted as a tourist spot but I still love their simple french toast - it is buttery and nicely grilled almost savory slices of toast - not a goopy bread pudding thing....

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      vis RE: eadj2006 Mar 17, 2010 05:52 PM

      if you're looking for something mellow, i like going to cafe de la presse...it's convenient, not as packed as sears, good food, lots of magazines and i like the french bistro vibe of the place. be warned that sometimes the french bistro vibe comes with french bistro service...
      me: can we have some coffee for me and a decaf for my pregnant wife
      waitress w/ thick french accent: no problem
      ...10 minutes later after the waitress finally brings our coffee...
      me: that was decaf, right?
      waitress: i can't remember...don't worry the coffee is weak..
      us: awkward silence

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        JLF RE: vis Mar 17, 2010 08:37 PM

        I love Cafe de la Presse. Had breakfast this past weekend with the parents and all of us were quite pleased -- both with the food and the service.

      2. CarrieWas218 RE: eadj2006 Mar 17, 2010 08:39 PM

        Brenda's French Soul Food is a favorite of mine.

        The biscuits are stunning, the beignets wicked, and there isn't a single dish I haven't enjoyed so far.

        Brenda's French Soul Food
        652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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          grayelf RE: CarrieWas218 Mar 17, 2010 11:05 PM

          Canteen is relatively close and might fit the bill. Sat and Sun only for breaky I believe. Come by 9:30 to avoid a wait (it is very small).

          817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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