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early breakfast near sfo

Dropping spouse @ SFO early (7 AM) Thursday. Where might I get a good breakfast afterwards by way of treat for setting the alarm at the crack of dawn?

Especially interested in Asian early morning fare, but a good American greasy spoon diner could also satisfy.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      north, but happy to detour south for the right fare.

      1. re: sundeck sue

        There are several Chinese places open that early on Clement St. in SF: Clement Restaurant, D&A, Good Luck, Wing Sing #2.

    2. Two American places I can think of are in Burlingame.
      Stacks and Christie's.

      However, it's been a long time since I've gone to these places.

      Also, are you thinking of breakfast with your husband (before 7) or after you drop him off (after 7)?

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      1. re: dave_c

        sorry not to have been clear--after i drop him off.

        1. re: sundeck sue

          No, you're good. I should have read your question more thoroughly. :-)

      2. Used to love the early breakfast at Araujo's when I worked weekends down by the airport:

        http://www.araujosrestaurant.com/home...

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        1. re: Civil Bear

          I was wondering about that place! It's across from Rolling Pin Donuts. Both places are open 24/7.

          RPD had a standard and full selection at 2am on the Saturday I went. I sampled a few items there, and the one unique item seemed to be the custard filled "doughnut holes" which aren't the size or shape of spheres, but more haphazardly shapen and filled fried treats.

        2. 7 a.m. for an Asian breakfast might be difficult in the area on a weekday or weekend.

          Fung Lum for dim sum, noodles, etc., is inside of terminal 3 and open at 5:30 a.m. if you really want Asian.

          Greasy spoon might be the easier option.

          1. Local Diners:

            Cable Car Cafe
            http://cablecarcafe.net/
            opens at 7 am
            Cash Only

            JoAnn's Cafe
            1131 El Camino Real
            South San Francisco, CA 94080
            (650) 872-2810
            (search on GPS
            )opens at 7:30 am

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            1. re: Cynsa

              I'll second Joann's for old-fashioned American breakfast.