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Nov 16, 2011 10:03 AM

Thanksgiving Nov 24th - open for breakfast?

Looking for a place (Tenderloin, downtown, North Beach, Chinatown?) to take my older son to breakfast after we're done volunteering at Glide next Thursday - I tried calling Dottie's but couldn't get through the phone (will keep trying) to see if they'll be open.


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  1. Bless you for volunteering. Your best bets are going to be the hotels around Union Square. A few years ago, Scala's Bistro in the Sir Francis Drake was known for its breakfast but then it de-emphasized the morning meal. With Jen Biesty at the helm now, maybe it's back on form. Campton Place is always a treat for breakfast.

    Scala's Bistro
    432 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102

    Campton Place
    340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Thanks for the idea! Called Campton Place and they won't be open on Thanksgiving for breakfast - but will try calling the other hotels around Union Square.

      Also, just an FYI for others - Dottie's is closed Nov 22-24 (so no breakfast on Thanksgiving!) but will reopen on Friday.

      Campton Place
      340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

      1. re: Cindy

        Don't go to the Oak Room at the St. Francis. I have never had a good meal there. I checked yelp and it seems it hasn't changed much.

        In a thread about someone arriving from SFO at 5:30 am I found out that Cafe Mason will be open and serving breakfast.

        1. re: rworange

          Thanks, don't know how I missed this other thread! Looks like good food, and actually just a few blocks from Glide, so perfect! Happy Thanksgiving!

          1. re: Cindy

            Reporting back - Went to Cafe Mason after volunteering; they were doing brisk business for Thanksgiving morning. Place was about 2/3 full by the time we left at 10am - pretty much all tourists and business travellers.

            I had the Irish Benedict (2 eggs over corned beef hash) with fresh fruit; son had the Swedish Pancakes. I would say the breakfast was decent to good - not chow or destination-worthy, but fine for stopping by if you're in the neighborhood.

            Service was good once I asked for a server. Bathrooms are single (one for men, one for women) but clean.

            Thanks for the rec, it worked for us!

            Cafe Mason
            320 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

            1. re: Cindy

              Great. THanks for reporting back.