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The 7 Best Brunch Spots In San Francisco

Quincy Walter | March 31, 2021 | Food & Drink Feature

Here's a list of some of San Francisco's best brunch spots in the area with a range in style and cuisine.

Foreign Cinema

Named a top 100 restaurant by The San Francisco Chronicle for 18 consecutive years, Foreign Cinema in the Mission District mixes excellent food with great films. This restaurant, run by husband and wife team Gayle Pirie and John Clark, is decorated with dozens of vintage film posters and thousands of vinyls, getting you in the mood for their classic films played. The menu at Foreign Cinema is rotating, extensive and purely Californian. Their most recent brunch menu featured a variety of oysters on the half shell, as well as pacific tuna ceviche, champagne truffle french rolled omelette and heritage brined American pork chop. 2534 Mission St.


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Chef Nichole Accettola from Denmark is bringing simple and delicious Scandinavian food to San Francisco. Organic, farm-friendly and one of only 10 Certified California Green Businesses, Kantine is serving brunch for five days a week. Kantine offers customizable brunch plates, where you pick multiple items to try, so forget about missing any of the goodness. Breakfast dishes include porridge, soup, salad and sandwiches. Kantine has plenty of outdoor seating, little indoor seating and offers take out. Plus, all of their take out materials are recyclable. 1906 Market St.

Greens Restaurant

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This longtime landmark vegetarian restaurant in Fort Mason Center (spectacular views included) has been a mecca for greens-loving foodies since 1979. The menu is packed with delectable dishes, most of which can be altered for vegans as well. Standouts include an earthy, creamy Meyer lemon fettuccine (vegans can opt for vegan pasta) with fresh veggies. The airy space lends itself to cocktails and a long, lingering meal—kick it off with the Chantenay carrot hummus with za’atar oil or vegan chili for lunch. 2 Marina Blvd., Fort Mason Center


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Urban and Indian-inspired, ROOH is a contemporary restaurant and cocktail bar combining worldly flavors with California’s produce. ROOH brunch, along with other menus, is inspired by progressive Indian dishes. There’s creative egg plates that combine Indian spices with typical fan favorites, like the classic poached egg. Never order a boring plate at ROOH. 333 Brennan St.

See also: The 11 Best Bakeries in San Francisco

Epic Steak

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Epic Steak has pulled out all the stops for its bacon-cheddar steakhouse burger (available on brunch and lunch menus)—which is juicy, classic yet unique beef perfection. The thick house-ground 80% lean patty is topped with black pig, double-smoked bacon from Vande Rose Farms and a slice of English white cheddar. The whole affair is served on golden challah buns baked twice daily in-house, with a side of Epic’s proprietary burger Sauce. Every juicy burger needs some sidepiece crunch; here, feast on french fries and house-brined turmeric bread-and-butter pickles. Tuck a napkin into your shirt, and dig in while taking in the Bay views from the Embarcadero Waterfront. 369 The Embarcadero

Comstock Saloon

While temporarily closed due to the pandemic, Comstock Saloon serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm. This restaurant follows an interior theme of western, prairie style, with bar booths, colored tiled floors and antique floral wallpaper. The brunch menu follows a similar American theme, serving breakfast burritos, a classic American breakfast plate and fried chicken and waffles. Some items such as herbed falafel toast and 10 spice churros go far outside of the box. 155 Columbus Ave.

Le Marais Bakery

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Created by French native Patrick Ascaso, Le Marais Bakery honors traditional boulangerie food made from organic and local ingredients. Hand-made pastries and croissants are made each day here. The bistro menu offers breakfast-all-day options including the “bistro board”, where you choose five or seven items off the menu to form a plentiful, varied meal. Options range from all light French cafe items such as a pan aux chocolate, croissant toast and the levain sandwich. Multiple locations

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