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Breakfast help [San Francisco]

xoxohh Nov 2, 2013 09:03 AM

We will be staying at the Four Seasons next week and need some breakfast ideas. Love to walk (within reason). Either pastries and coffee or a full breakfast, doesn't matter. Suggestions? Thanks so much.

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    sundeck sue Nov 2, 2013 04:28 PM

    Blue Bottle Coffee @ Mint Plaza

    You should definitely walk to the Ferry Building for breakfast one day--if you're in town on Saturday, the Farmer's Market will have added breakfast treats--but other days, there are lovely places to get coffee et. al.

    Walk up to Chinatown for dumplings or Chinese breakfast--I'd do a search on the Board for "Chinatown breakfast" or "Chinatown dim sum" to find a myriad of suggestions

    Re other suggestions: Mission Beach would be too big of a hike, imo, and not a particularly nice one. But I'd definitely recommend Dottie's True Blue--it's not far--some blocks, a bit rough around the edges, but I wouldn't worry about the neighborhood in the daylight (and I'm a worrier).

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      justlaz Nov 2, 2013 03:29 PM

      I recommend Mission Beach Cafe and Plow. Excellent breakfast choices, but you may need to take the bus to get there as they're not exactly 'walking distance'.

      I also can recommend Dottie's True Blue Cafe, which is a reasonable walk, but it's kind of a ghetto area, but definitely pretty good.

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        xoxohh Nov 2, 2013 03:07 PM

        Even a dim sum restaurant could work too.

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        1. re: xoxohh
          Robert Lauriston Nov 2, 2013 03:15 PM

          There's no dim sum near there open for breakfast.

          Cafe de la Presse, La Boulange de Yerba Buena

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            xoxohh Nov 2, 2013 03:29 PM

            Thanks for responding. As I mentioned, I love to walk, so even a 45 minute or an hour walk is fine.....

            1. re: xoxohh
              Robert Lauriston Nov 2, 2013 05:51 PM

              There are a bunch of cheap dim sum places at the far end of Chinatown that open early. I think some are takeout only. Look for reports on:

              ABC Bakery Cafe
              Delicious Dim Sum
              Dol Ho (lots of reports here)
              Garden Restaurant
              Good Mong Kok Bakery
              Grant Place
              Happy Chinese
              Peninsula Seafood
              Wong Lee
              You's Dim Sum

              1. re: xoxohh
                Thomas Nash Nov 2, 2013 06:59 PM

                My favorite breakfast place is The Pork Store at 1451 Haight. Classic All-American breakfast at the highest quality and not unreasonably expensive. You can look around the Haight while there. I would walk one way and take a bus or taxi the other. I think it is about an hour's walk. (Google says 53 min.) More downhill coming back downtown.

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