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Bachelor Party Breakfast at 9 AM with alcohol

chadradchad Apr 30, 2013 11:55 AM


I am helping to plan a friend's bachelor party. As an out-of-towner, I am looking for a place for a 9 AM brunch on a Saturday. We will be leaving for a 6 hour brewery tour at 10 AM. The ideal place would take reservations for 9 AM and serve alcohol. Our friend lives in the Haight, but we are willing to have the "meet-up" anywhere that is central SF. The ideal place would be able to get us in and out in an hour!


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  1. bbulkow May 1, 2013 12:20 AM

    Are you inflexible on the 10am time, and if so, where are you leaving from?

    The best choice is the Red Door Cafe, if they'll have you. There are penises on the table and the food's great. However the owner has a lot of attitude and if you're just another drunken batchelorette thing you might get turned away. I'm serious, they keep it FUNKY by being selective, and it's a really really small place.

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    1. re: bbulkow
      vulber May 1, 2013 02:42 PM

      i don't think they serve alcohol. also everything costs about $5 more than it should.

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        bbulkow May 1, 2013 10:39 PM

        You're right about the full bar. I think the price was worth the quality and fun factor. YMMV.

        Cafe Flore - fun, but not that fast - get there at 8:30

        Cafe de le Presse - more french and cheesy than american breakfast cheesy

        Grand Cafe isn't terribly dumb

        Original Joe's might fit the vibe

        Sears Fine Food gets mixed board reports, never been

        .... marketbar's a very decent idea.

        1. re: bbulkow
          Robert Lauriston May 2, 2013 08:06 AM

          Sears Fine Food is pretty much just a branch of Lori's Diner.

          Original Joe's is a good idea. I had no idea they opened that early.


    2. Tripeler May 1, 2013 01:59 AM

      I'd suggest putting off drinking until the brewery tour, which you are likely to enjoy completely sober, and likely the tour will conclude with a tasting. Just my two sips.

      1. Robert Lauriston May 1, 2013 10:26 AM

        Marketbar opens at 9.

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          rubadubgdub May 1, 2013 10:42 AM

          Zazie in Cole Valley is probably closest. Brunch starts at 8a and they serve mimosas.

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            chadradchad May 1, 2013 01:05 PM

            We will be picked up from wherever we are for breakfast. I just have a feeling someone in the party may want a bloody mary!
            I'll take a look at these places. We also will be returning back to the city for dinner. Any recs that are good for small parities and vegetarians?


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            1. re: chadradchad
              chadradchad May 1, 2013 01:07 PM

              Also, we must leave at 10 AM.

              1. re: chadradchad
                hyperbowler May 1, 2013 01:14 PM

                How big is your party?

                Breakfast at popular places are unpredictable. Zazie, and pretty much any brunch place that doesn't take reservations, will have a line, even at earlier hours. The other issue is that you want to be in by 9, out by 10. That assumes the restaurant can handle you quickly, and that your party will all arrive on time. You might consider picking up food at Haight Street market (coffee, okay but not great pastries, whatnot) and convening at your friend's place.

              2. re: chadradchad
                Robert Lauriston May 1, 2013 01:17 PM

                Marketbar is huge and should have lots of space when they open at 9am. If you get picked up and dropped off there, you could go to Plant Cafe for dinner.

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                chadradchad May 2, 2013 08:57 AM

                There will be 10 people in the party. Any other ideas for dinner when we return?

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                  ceekskat May 2, 2013 01:06 PM

                  Dosa, Zero Zero...good food & cocktails.

                  1. re: chadradchad
                    Robert Lauriston May 2, 2013 01:22 PM

                    If looking at breweries all day leaves you in the mood to drink beer, St. Vincent or Monk's Kettle. Maybe Abbot's Tavern (haven't been there yet myself).

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                      ceekskat May 2, 2013 01:32 PM

                      Thought about St. Vincent but they are closed on Sundays. Had a nice meal there recently & discovered Priorat. Also, one of the best desserts I've had in a while...malted milk ice cream with burnt honeycomb (cookie?).

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                        Robert Lauriston May 2, 2013 01:40 PM

                        This topic is about a Saturday.

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                          ceekskat May 2, 2013 02:10 PM


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                    chadradchad May 3, 2013 09:56 AM

                    I think I may pick MarketBar or Original Joe's for breakfast and Zero, Zero for dinner.

                    The yelp reviews for Marketbar aren't that great..just yelpers?

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                    1. re: chadradchad
                      Robert Lauriston May 3, 2013 10:32 AM

                      Marketbar's pretty good. There's stiff competition in the neighborhood and usually I'd eat elsewhere, but at 9am on Saturday with a bar it's definitely one of the best choices in town.

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