Best brunch in San Francisco?

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    Jul 31, 2010 7:24 AM GMT
    I'm in the SF area this weekend. Just wanted to get some ideas for killer breakfast. Either in the city or in the east bay. Suggestions for farmers markets would be cool too.
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    Jul 31, 2010 1:13 PM GMT
    Mayeb not the best, but two places I like are the Mercury Lounge and Harvey's.

    Mercury is on Folsom at 11th. Nice selection of food, some different things - chorizo is excellent, so is the chicken or the egg. They have bottomless mamosas or bloody marys and are reasonably priced.

    Harvey's is at Castro and 18th. They, too,
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    Jul 31, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    a good brunch and people watching spot in the castro is cafe flore. It's gotta way better over the years. But.....If your looking for the best breakfast in San Francisco try mama's or blue dottie's. These places have long lines but worth the wait so get there early.
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    Jul 31, 2010 7:27 PM GMT

    If not to late try the Ferry Building in SF for farmers market and food. The selection is amazing as it the inside of the Ferry building. Great eye candy for walking around.
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    Jul 31, 2010 7:29 PM GMT
    Lime in castro
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    Jul 31, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
    Try Park Chow Restaurant

    1240 9th Avenue between Lincoln and Irving
    San Francisco, CA 94122

    Walking: Park Chow is located in Sunset District of San Francisco, steps away from Golden Gate Park and all your favorite museums.....

    Public Transit:
    N Judah Street Car drops you half a block away at 9th and Irving

    It is very good and across from GGP. I met some friends there and the brunch was excellent.

  • mustangd

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    Jul 31, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    to the fellas' living in san francisco, a few years ago i had a great breakfast at a place i want to remember as Emmas'. plain, simple place, not too far from twin peaks if i remember right. absolutley awesome fresh food, and the sticky buns were heavenly... ( homer simpson drooling noises...)

    is the name Emmas' right, are they still in business?
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    Jul 31, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    Pork Store Cafe on Haight st... bohemian breakfast with fresh sausage made on site

    Home Plate on Lombard... Little more upscale

    both good
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    Aug 01, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    Oh wow. All these places sound good. I think I'm gonna have to swing by each one tomorrow. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 01, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    I'm in a bitchy mood, so look out:

    Sunday Brunch at Lime: The 5th circle of hell. Full of a cross between Gagamonsters and Jersey Shore, pounding bass to eliminate all conversation, permanent 50 deep line for the bathrooms, and guaranteed splashes of vomit on the sidewalk out front from Asian girls in leather miniskirts and 5 pounds of makeup that went over their 1 drink limit. Watch your step!

    Harvey's : A menu so simplistic (burgers and fries anyone?) that it's an accomplishment to screw up, which they do regularly. One look at the sloppy drunk clientele shows that food is not the draw here, but the brightly colored drinks that makes all the boys shriek in ear-splitting falsetto. Your cute waiter will be very apologetic when he tells you after 45 minutes that he forgot to put your ticket in, and so could you tell him what you ordered again?

    Cafe Flore: A see and be seen place. Food is adequate. Lines for drinks (separate from food) are long, and be prepared to bare your nails to fight for a table with the fierce drag queens at the ready with cutting insults.

    Mama's: Famously great. But bring your chairs and tents to wait in line for hours. First come first served, so don't loose your place.

    There's a couple good, quiet, overlooked places for brunch, but the battle here is so intense, I make it a policy never to reveal these locations.

    My advice, if you have the cash, make reservations for brunch at the Ritz Carlton, or at Campton Place restaurant. Your pockets will be cleared out, but the food, atmosphere, and service will be something you'll remember for years.

    OK, I'll relent, just a tiny bit... Foreign Cinema does a great brunch. But you probably can't get in last minute.

    < /bitch>

    PS Jeff, I'm just an SF noob (only 8 years), but Mama Inga's sounds like it would have been great.

    Now where's my fucking Midol?

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    Aug 01, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    Awesome. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 24, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    A little late, but Mission Beach Cafe in the Mission...14th/Guerrero. Awesome place.
  • neon_tiger

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    Aug 24, 2010 4:25 AM GMT
    Zazie's in Cole- The tahiti French Toasts, the gingerbread pancakes... decadent; and great selection of omelettes, scrambled and poached eggs. Always a line, but moves rather quickly, and worth the wait.
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    Aug 24, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
    Ohh nice. I might go back and visit again someday. I didn't have much time to fully explore when I was up there.
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    Aug 24, 2010 7:38 AM GMT
    The Palace Hotel on Sunday.