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Brunch Madness: (2) Nopa vs. (7) Dottie's True Blue Cafe

Theodore Gioia | March 19, 2014 | Story Restaurants

Who has the best brunch in the city? Our first ever Brunch Bracket pits sixteen of the city's most popular brunch spots in a single elimination, fight-to-the-death tournament. Our food editor Rebecca Flint Marx seeded the contenders, but it's your votes that decide who wins. Every weekday, you'll have a chance to vote on the day's matchup until we decide our ultimate winner. Yesterday number five seed El Techo de Lolinda upset number four seed Presidio Social Club.

Winner: Nopa 73%. Runner-Up: Dottie's True Blue Cafe 27%.

Today's match-up:

(2) Nopa
Address: 560 Divisadero St. (near Hayes St.)
Signature Dish: Custard French Toast with rosemary, candied citrus, and housemade butter
Vibe: Warm and inviting, but the d├ęcor is fifty shades of brown—bright colors are banned
Representative Patron: The morally conscious foodie who likes their vegetables local and their beef grass-fed
Weakness: It's just a little too San Franciscosometimes you don't want to eat somewhere that self-identifies as a "gathering place" rather than a restaurant

(7) Dottie's True Blue Cafe
Address: 28 6th St. (near Market St.)
Signature Dish: Black Bean Cakes and Eggs
Vibe: Fifties diner with chalkboard specials and no-nonsense waitresses who don't have the word hospitality in their vocabulary
Representative Patron: The working-class man on his day off who has never considered taking a picture of his food before eating it
Weakness: Is it a restaurant or a cafeteria?

Do you prefer to spend your Sundays at a neighborhood diner or a community "gathering place"? Do you like your burgers with chili lemon aioli or plain old mayo? Will the working-man's diner pull the upset?The poll will be open for 24 hours, so jump onto Twitter and Facebook to rally your friends!

Follow along with the full bracket here.

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