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Best SF Breakfast

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I'll be in SF in November and would love to have some recommendations for great breakfast spots! It can be casual or fancy, cheap or pricey - I just want it to be really good food. Living in socal, I've been so out of touch with what's new and yummy in San Francisco and would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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  1. From our last two visits to San Francisco, we tried Dottie's Cafe in the Tenderloin and Mama's on Washington Square in North Beach. These are regularly mentioned on this board for breakfast. Both were great and we enjoyed good food at each place. You'll have to contend with lines though and from line up to being served from our experience was at least an hour, maybe a bit longer at Dottie's. So if you are in a hurry these are not places to consider, but if you have the time I'd recommend them.

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      1. Canteen, hands down. The chupacabra, the big pancake, the eggs benedict - there's nothing that isn't outstanding.

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        Canteen
        817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

        1. I would echo Canteen. Also, Nopa and Foreign Cinema for weekend brunch are great.

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          Nopa
          560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

          Foreign Cinema
          2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

          1. I echo the recommendations of Canteen and Foreign Cinema for brunch, and would also recommend Brenda's.

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            Canteen
            817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

            Foreign Cinema
            2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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

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            1. re: JasmineG

              Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at 2223 Restaurant is also pretty good.

                1. re: Frosty Melon

                  I think they changed it to both Saturdays and Sundays - at least that was the case when I was there a few months ago.

              1. re: JasmineG

                We went to Brenda's a few weeks ago and found it to be overrated. The grits were solid but everything else was either overcooked or lacked flavor.

                Mission Beach Cafe is definitely a solid choice.

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                Mission Beach Cafe
                198 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94103