Brunch in this town is no joke. You can expect many lines and many drinks in the early weekend hours. Here are a few new restaurants in San Francisco offering up their version of the morning meal. Gather the squad.
Saturday, March 12 marks a banner day for The Bywater: its first-ever brunch. Come 11 a.m., the New Orleans joint in Los Gatos from chef David Kinch (Manresa) will be serving up pain perdu, tasso egg sandwiches, boudin benedict, shrimp in a hole, fried chicken and more, all to be washed down by bloody marys. 532 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
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The brand spanking new Café Réveille in Mission Bay has brunch on weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with its signature coffee, grain bowls, mushroom hash, chicken and waffles and more. The Dank and Stormy cocktail is especially well-suited to the morning hours, with house cold brew, fort point manzanita, lime, ginger, molasses and smoke. 601 Long Bridge St.
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Brasserie Saint James
Lushes need look no further than the Mission’s new bottomless mimosa addition at Brasserie Saint James, which goes down starting at 11 a.m. seven days a week. Food includes eclectic brasserie-inspired fare like boudin noir, Argentine flank steak and eggs and French toast. 742 Valencia St.
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Feastly at theLab
Chef Andrew McCormack (Quince, Jean-Georges) is throwing his bagel into the SF ring with his "Early to Rise" pop-up brunches that feature homemade bagels and English muffins, house-smoked bacon and lox and more. The pop-ups are at Feastly’s theLab in Dogpatch and happening at 11 a.m. for the on Saturdays and Sundays for at least the next month. 801 22nd St.
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Brunch gets an Italian bent at Caputo on the Embarcadero, with dishes like sausage hash with marinara, egg, pancetta and burratta pizza and a goat cheese kale frittata on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 Brannan St.
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Brunch whenever your little heart desires at Cafe Eugene in Albany, where the morning midday mashup meal is served weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weekends starting at 9 a.m.) with Pacific Northwest dishes like a smoked salmon platter and tomatillo-braised pork shoulder. Drinks are of course present from bloody marys to something called the Flower Child with vodka, hibiscus honey, Lillet Rouge, lemon and sparkling wine. 1175 Solano Ave., Albany
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