Note to self: planning a trip that ends on a Monday is always a grand idea. It’s so much easier to acclimate back into real life when there’s one less day standing between you and Friday. Our suitcase is still on the floor with clothes spilling out of it, so this means I have chores taking over most my weekend. We don’t have too much going the next couple of days, except a fun brunch with our friends on Sunday– which inspired this post!
One of my best friends is moving to LA (I actually talked about how she was moving back to SF from LA a year ago) to move in with her boyfriend. She met him in LA right before she moved and they did long distance this past year and decided to take the next step. I’m super sad she’s leaving me again, but we adore him (and I’ve never seen such a ridiculous bromance in my life), so we both approve. Anyway, this is one of our going away get together’s so I wanted to pick somewhere special (still deciding, by the way, but think once I go through each to share my faves, it will help).
I realized I’ve never really shared ALL of the best brunch spots in San Francisco (which is kind of insane…). I’ve mostly just highlighted places individually. So, here it is! The official and ultimate guide (and what I order from the menu) to brunch in San Francisco. I added this to the guide section in my menu and will continue to update it as new favorites pop up.
avocado toast, deviled eggs, cast iron eggs, hummingbird cocktail (my go to spot)
Presidio Social Club
(Presidio near Cow Hollow)
challah French toast, quiche of the day, bellini
Pain de Mie French toast with orange cinnamon butter (their staple! slash it’s crack.)
Organic ‘Pop Tarts’: rhubarb or Fuji apple (I don’t even like pop tarts, but damn!), balsamic fried eggs
Baker’s wife cocktail, deviled eggs, french toast soldiers, seasonal scramble
fried egg sandwich, bellini
20th Century Cafe
I cannot get enough of their housemade everything bagel with cream cheese, cucumber, and avocado!
their breakfast sliders are all so good! chicken and waffle, the “hangover” with an egg, mini lemon ricotta pancakes (you’re welcome), bellini.
my favorite is always the spinach scramble on housemade toast with prosciutto, but their apple or strawberry french toast is also ridiculous, also… amazing bellini.
french toast with mixed berries & mascarpone, prosciutto scramble.
The Garden Courtyard at The Palace
Such a beautiful setting, maybe more so for a girl’s brunch. I love the Brioche French toast with berries, whipped ricotta, toasted almonds. Their egg dishes are great as well.
The Elite Cafe
beignets, “breakfast” biscuit, “tasso” scramble.
white peach bellini (see a theme here?), crostinis with pistachio butter and housemade strawberry jam, eggs sandwich.
This one is a new one for me and was pretty damn good! I got the avocado toast (and loved it, also so pretty!) and the frites (same thing as hashbrowns… no?) and my friend got the eggs benedict which looked fantastic (and she confirmed they were).
lemon ricotta pancakes (also my jam whenever on a menu)
“butcher creek” cocktail, avocado toast and a side of crispy bacon
The Tipsy Pig
goat cheese soft scramble, breakfast sandwich, dutch pancakes, and a “strawberry field” cocktail (…naturally)