the best brunch spots in san francisco
The ultimate guide to the 12 best spots for a weekend brunch, plus a few mouthwatering dishes you won't want to miss.
Published Jun 4, 2015 12:00 PM
600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110
The San Francisco bakery with a cult following, and a carb-lover’s paradise. Make sure to try their famous bread, either with preserves and butter or on a panini.
What to order: Sliced Rye Bread – try it with kefir butter, buckwheat honey-pecan butter, or cherry jam
4001 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
A unique, industrial space with concrete floors and wood paneled walls. A short but incredibly popular menu you won’t want to miss.
What to order: Eggs in Jail – levain toast, bacon, aioli, and pea tendrils
2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Take the red carpet down to the entrance and check out the classic and indie films projected on the charming patio. We suggest making a reservation, as it gets busy. The menu changes frequently, but start with a caramel pecan sticky bun or an organic pop tart. The perfect date spot!
What to order: Hangover Soup – chicken, a poached egg, roasted peppers, jalapeno and harissa broth, lime, croutons, and cilantro
1042 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109
This adorable and incredibly delicious bakery is a San Francisco favorite. With drool-worthy items like Ferrero Rocher Choux Bombs or the Dual-Core Salted Caramel & Citrus Cruffin (croissant + muffin) and beautiful graphic design throughout the space.
What to order: Any flavor cruffin: – a croissant and a muffin with a gooey cream filling, featuring wild flavors such as blueberry & white chocolate / lemonade & poppyseed / caramelized banana, peanut butter, & chocolate / “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” (chocolate and earl grey)
Hotel Metropolis, Hotel Metropolis San Francisco, 25 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Located in Union Square, this incredibly popular spot is the perfect place for southern favorites, warm biscuits, and bottomless mimosas. You’ll definitely want to get a reservation.
What to order: Chicken ‘n’ Waffles – a country classic, served with a mini mason jar of syrup
360 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA 94103
A cozy, rustic restaurant decorated with taxidermy animals and painted hunting scenes. The go-to spot for a homey, British brunch. Start with the Hen Egg Hollandaise, served with ham and cheese soldiers.
What to order: Breakfast Sandwich – fried hen egg, crisp bacon, pepper cress, shallot, dijon, side of crispy potatoes
5 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
Serving brunch every day and a go-to for comfort food. Try one of their popular boozy milkshakes.
What to order: The Corner Store Burger – Niman Ranch chuck, aged cheddar, bacon jam, pickled red onion, bread & butter pickle, garlic aioli, pain de mie bun, served with french fries
1299 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Equally delicious and indulgent options, all for a lighter fare. Make sure to grab a buttermilk biscuit with honey butter before they’re gone!
What to order: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes – one of their most famed dishes, house ricotta, butter, pure maple syrup
652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Try some Creole favorites at this New Orleans-inspired eatery. The perfect place for fried chicken lovers.
What to order: Beignets – choice of plain, chocolate, granny smith apple, and crawfish
490 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Located in the Warwick Hotel, this sophisticated spot is perfect for an upscale brunch. Lots of delicious starters like blistered brussels, caramelized potato hash, or a bowl of beignets or “bennies.” End your meal with the delicious Morning Pie or the Mix It Up Shake, made with malted milk ice cream and served with a side of fries.
What to order: Steak, Egg and Beignets -(get it for the yolk beignet) dry aged beef, roasted mushrooms, and spiced bordelaise
4058 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
A favorite for tapas, Beso features a selection of delicious Spanish-inspired breakfasts you can’t miss.
What to order: Torrada de Jamon y Huevo – toasted country bread, jamon serrano, fried egg, rosemary manchego, piperrada, mixed greens, patatas bravadas