Breakfast more or less near the Ferry Building [San Francisco]
I'm taking AMTRAK's Capitol Corridor to SF, which deposits me at the Ferry Building. I will arrive at some horrible hour in the AM on a Tuesday and have time to kill before I meet friends. So my plan is to turn up only minimally caffeinated and have breakfast. Somewhere.
Last time I tried this, I had breakfast at the MarketBar. Acceptable, but how about another alternative? I'm willing to walk, oh, 15 or 20 minutes for a great meal. I want a sit down place. Don't mind a short wait or even having to make a reservation, but don't want to stand in line forever.
No allergy or dietary restrictions. Just a place that will accommodate me, the Chron, a large-ish breakfast, and endless coffee.
Places inside the Ferry Building tend to stress me out in general. For the most part, not a good place to relax. If you can sit outside at Marketbar on a day when the weather is nice, it's enjoyable, but I really wouldn't make plans for something like that for an early breakfast.
So here is an idea: There are some hotels in the neighborhood and since they are hotels, they are more or less compelled to offer breakfast. And often in an environment that is a little bit more comfortable and serene than you average Starbucks. For instance, you have Americano in Hotel Vitale, which is a boutique hotel with nice ambience, right across the street from the Ferry Building.
Dottie's True Blue Cafe, near the corner of 6th and Market, will have a large-ish (and high quality breakfast) and endless coffee in an interesting environment. At 1.5 miles from the Ferry Bldg., Dotties may be just at ( or outside) the 15-20 minute walk preferred by the OP . . . Who perhaps could opt for a cab?