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Where to Eat Brunch in San Francisco Right Now

18 brunches worth planning your weekend around

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One could argue that brunch requires just two things: great food, and a cocktail or other boozy beverage option to wash it down. (If you’re not specifically looking for the latter, perhaps this list of excellent breakfast options may fit the bill.) Most of San Francisco’s premier brunch options open or offer their menus on the weekends only, naturally, but even weekday brunch fans have some choices on this map. So whatever you’re craving — modern Filipino pastries, fluffy beignets, honey-soaked Moroccan pancakes, or just good old-fashioned eggs and bacon — let this list be your motivation to rise and shine and dine on Saturday and Sunday morning.

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Abaca debuted in August 2021 and added brunch (slightly) more recently, which is good news for San Francisco diners because the weekends-only menu is a true delight. It makes sense considering chef Francis Ang’s experience as a pastry chef shows through in dishes like a decadent savory ensaymada French toast smothered in caviar hollandaise and served with soft scrambled eggs and fried oysters. For those seeking a more traditionally Filipino brunch, two silogs should scratch the itch with garlicky fried rice and sunny side up eggs. Whatever you do make sure to swing by the panaderia case for a line up of pastries that really shouldn’t be missed. 

A beef silog at Abaca. Lauren Saria

Causwells

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The burger destination of the Marina returned after a big renovation with three days of brunch every week: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You could always start your day with one of those infamous burgers but if you’re looking for something more traditionally brunch-y there’s also just about every kind of egg dish you could imagine, plus salads, oysters, biscuits and gravy, and brioche French toast. Cocktails come from barman about town Elmer Mejicanos and definitely warrant exploring. 

Stephanie Amberg

Hilda and Jesse

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Hilda and Jesse is the hottest brunch spot in North Beach, where diners can break into stacks of fan-favorite buttermilk pancakes and savor thick squares of hash browns layered with pork sausage and sauerkraut. There’s a brunch prix fixe for $49 with options to add on courses if you please, plus cocktails, wine, beer, cider, and of course, bottomless cups of coffee. The space gets points for its whimsical design taking cues from retro diner style with its ruby red stools and checkerboard floor. 

Terrene

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Terrene is the new restaurant at the recently revamped 1 Hotel San Francisco perched right across from the bay on Mission Street. The restaurant serves brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the weekend, when diners can choose from plates like a sweet potato waffle with cultured butter and avocado toast made with local Firebrand bread. On the beverage side, sip zero-waste cocktails made with ingredients including sakura blossom vermouth, pineapple husk cordial, and Greek yogurt in the sunny, plant-filled dining room.

STK San Francisco

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If nothing else, brunch at the new STK Steakhouse on the Embarcadero promises to be a big, capital “v” Vibe. The self-described “Vibe Dining” specialist serves brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect the same mix of surf and turf options found on the lunch and dinner menus, plus egg-y dishes like French toast and eggs benedict. Sip mimosas and bloody marys or cocktails like the $21 Cucumber Stiletto made with Grey Goose, St. Germain, muddled cucumber, and mint. 

Son & Garden

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Son & Garden, a bar and restaurant from Farmhouse Kitchen Thai’s Kasem Saengsawang, opened in March 2020, but its morning meals garnered both Instagram and delivery cult status for its ricotta-stuffed takeout brunch sets. Now that dine-in is open, you can pose with a plate of matcha mochi pancakes or a Cloud 9, a photo-worthy cotton candy-topped cocktail, in the colorful, flower-filled space.

Town's End Brunch

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Town’s End is back — albeit with a slightly longer name that now includes the important word “brunch.” But aside from that it’s basically the same restaurant it was before the business closed during the early days of the pandemic; new owner Sam Elbandak tells Hoodline he and his wife Nazeira Twal Elbandak and cousin Samer Sweidan plan to focus on local and organic ingredients, which fill a four-page menu of egg dishes, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more. The restaurant serves brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. 

The brunch menu at chef Mourad Lahlou’s more casual restaurant Aziza is more than bright enough to cut through the Richmond District’s notorious fog. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends, the menu includes sweet and savory dishes like smoked salmon dressed with leek, cilantro, and preserved lemon or a quivering square of custardy French toast buried under a layer of huckleberries and vanilla cream. Whatever you order, don’t skip the beghrir pancakes, a Morrocan specialty made with semolina flour and sweetened with honey. Choose from a full list of daytime cocktails including riffs on a classic bloody mary and several kinds of spritzes.   

Lauren Saria

Brenda's Meat & Three

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Whatever you do, don’t skip the beignets at this Divisadero Street staple, which chef Brenda Buenviajé opened in 2014 to bring the city its first Southern-style meat and three. That means you’ll find classics including biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and flapjacks on the menu — plus mimosas, tropical rum punch, and the powerful Grandma’s molasses-black walnut iced coffee. 

Automat

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Former Lazy Bear sous chef Matt Kirk put down roots in NoPa with Automat, the stylish all-day cafe known for fresh-baked bread and pastries by day and a stellar burger by night. The daytime menu, available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, leans sweet with brioche doughnuts and slices of banana bread or savory with breakfast sandwiches, smoked trout tartine, and a fried hot chicken sandwich. Beverage options include coffee, tea, beer, and a full list of natural wines. 

A sandwich wrapped in paper on a blue plate sits on a wooden table. Lauren Saria

Rad Radish

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This latest plant-based restaurant from the Back of the House (Wildseed, Beretta, Super Duper Burger) serves brunch on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering a tight selection of meat-free morning options including a breakfast sandwich and a vegetable scramble, both of which feature Just Eggs. Beverage options at the stylish and casual restaurant run the gamut from probiotic sodas, coffee, and tea to wine, beer, and cocktails. 

Otra, the handsome modern Mexican restaurant from husband-and-wife team Nick Cobarruvias and Anna Sager Cobarruvias, expanded into brunch and the menu is just as enticing with veggie-forward dishes as you might expect. Peruse options like roasted mushroom tacos, chilaquiles, and a fried egg torta topped with refried black beans and avocado. 

Rosemary & Pine

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This Design District restaurant comes from the folks behind Niku Steakhouse including chef Dustin Falcon, who pulls inspiration from his East Coast upbringing to shape the menu. On the brunch menu, offered weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., start with oysters bathed in sweet south Florida golden passionfruit and move on to fuller dishes including eggs Benedict, Liberty Farm's duck sausage gravy and biscuits, or one of two housemade pastas. Large-format cocktails mean the whole group can turn up mimosas or Pimm’s cups. 

Patricia Chang

Start your morning with airy churro donuts dunked in coffee or avocado smeared on thick slices of sesame toast at Copas, the all-day cafe in the Castro. The Market Street space has been transformed into a colorful, community-minded restaurant and bar with a menu of casual Spanish-Californian cuisine like the rollie, a simple but delicious meal featuring scrambled eggs, beans, and cheese rolled up into a flour tortilla. On the beverage side choose from coffee or espresso drinks or dive into the day with a mimosa.

Lemon popsicles, ice cream, and a plate of churro doughnuts Liz Barclay/Copas

Prubechu

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Why not turn Sunday brunch into an outdoor Chamorro feast? Prubechu’s brunch menu may only mean the addition of three items — eggs, an omelet, and scallion cornbread — but that’s really all you need to turn a combo like tinaktak (coconut braised beef) and coconut creamed spinach into a morning meal. Diners hoping for something sweet have options too: buñelos aga, or banana doughnuts served with roasted banana whipped cream. Plus the beverage list includes plenty of fun and funky natural wine options to explore.

Sticky ribs at Prubechu. Lauren Saria

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Breakfast is on all day at this Outer Sunset haven for plant-based dining. Start your day with tofu scrambles or breakfast burritos stuffed with guacamole and hash cake bites, and just rest easy knowing everything at this sunny shop is made in-house. There’s a full coffee and espresso menu to pair with your meal, plus tea, juices, mimosas, and hard kombucha. 

French toast on a plate with fruit. Beach’N SF

Piccino

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Dogpatch restaurant Piccino is ready to serve lunch, dinner, and, of course, brunch. On the weekend that means starting your meal with fresh pastries, fruit, and Tuscan focaccia, then carrying on for omelets, scrambles, and savory bread pudding — just save room for one of the pizzas if you can. Sparkling wine is the move here and be sure to stop by the Euro-centric Dig Wines next door for a bottle to take home and save for later.

Foreign Cinema

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Venture into the warm embrace of Foreign Cinema’s heated patio, where oysters, natural light, and good wine are waiting. The restaurant is open for dine-in or takeout, so whatever your preference, there’s smoked salmon toast with fromage blanc and salmon roe or spring scrambles available to you.

The outdoor dining space at Foreign Cinema, sandwiched between two buildings Foreign Cinema

Abacá

Abaca debuted in August 2021 and added brunch (slightly) more recently, which is good news for San Francisco diners because the weekends-only menu is a true delight. It makes sense considering chef Francis Ang’s experience as a pastry chef shows through in dishes like a decadent savory ensaymada French toast smothered in caviar hollandaise and served with soft scrambled eggs and fried oysters. For those seeking a more traditionally Filipino brunch, two silogs should scratch the itch with garlicky fried rice and sunny side up eggs. Whatever you do make sure to swing by the panaderia case for a line up of pastries that really shouldn’t be missed. 

A beef silog at Abaca. Lauren Saria

Causwells

The burger destination of the Marina returned after a big renovation with three days of brunch every week: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You could always start your day with one of those infamous burgers but if you’re looking for something more traditionally brunch-y there’s also just about every kind of egg dish you could imagine, plus salads, oysters, biscuits and gravy, and brioche French toast. Cocktails come from barman about town Elmer Mejicanos and definitely warrant exploring. 

Stephanie Amberg

Hilda and Jesse

Hilda and Jesse is the hottest brunch spot in North Beach, where diners can break into stacks of fan-favorite buttermilk pancakes and savor thick squares of hash browns layered with pork sausage and sauerkraut. There’s a brunch prix fixe for $49 with options to add on courses if you please, plus cocktails, wine, beer, cider, and of course, bottomless cups of coffee. The space gets points for its whimsical design taking cues from retro diner style with its ruby red stools and checkerboard floor. 

Terrene

Terrene is the new restaurant at the recently revamped 1 Hotel San Francisco perched right across from the bay on Mission Street. The restaurant serves brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the weekend, when diners can choose from plates like a sweet potato waffle with cultured butter and avocado toast made with local Firebrand bread. On the beverage side, sip zero-waste cocktails made with ingredients including sakura blossom vermouth, pineapple husk cordial, and Greek yogurt in the sunny, plant-filled dining room.

STK San Francisco

If nothing else, brunch at the new STK Steakhouse on the Embarcadero promises to be a big, capital “v” Vibe. The self-described “Vibe Dining” specialist serves brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect the same mix of surf and turf options found on the lunch and dinner menus, plus egg-y dishes like French toast and eggs benedict. Sip mimosas and bloody marys or cocktails like the $21 Cucumber Stiletto made with Grey Goose, St. Germain, muddled cucumber, and mint. 

Son & Garden

Son & Garden, a bar and restaurant from Farmhouse Kitchen Thai’s Kasem Saengsawang, opened in March 2020, but its morning meals garnered both Instagram and delivery cult status for its ricotta-stuffed takeout brunch sets. Now that dine-in is open, you can pose with a plate of matcha mochi pancakes or a Cloud 9, a photo-worthy cotton candy-topped cocktail, in the colorful, flower-filled space.

Town's End Brunch

Town’s End is back — albeit with a slightly longer name that now includes the important word “brunch.” But aside from that it’s basically the same restaurant it was before the business closed during the early days of the pandemic; new owner Sam Elbandak tells Hoodline he and his wife Nazeira Twal Elbandak and cousin Samer Sweidan plan to focus on local and organic ingredients, which fill a four-page menu of egg dishes, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more. The restaurant serves brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. 

Aziza

The brunch menu at chef Mourad Lahlou’s more casual restaurant Aziza is more than bright enough to cut through the Richmond District’s notorious fog. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends, the menu includes sweet and savory dishes like smoked salmon dressed with leek, cilantro, and preserved lemon or a quivering square of custardy French toast buried under a layer of huckleberries and vanilla cream. Whatever you order, don’t skip the beghrir pancakes, a Morrocan specialty made with semolina flour and sweetened with honey. Choose from a full list of daytime cocktails including riffs on a classic bloody mary and several kinds of spritzes.   

Lauren Saria

Brenda's Meat & Three

Whatever you do, don’t skip the beignets at this Divisadero Street staple, which chef Brenda Buenviajé opened in 2014 to bring the city its first Southern-style meat and three. That means you’ll find classics including biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and flapjacks on the menu — plus mimosas, tropical rum punch, and the powerful Grandma’s molasses-black walnut iced coffee. 

Automat

Former Lazy Bear sous chef Matt Kirk put down roots in NoPa with Automat, the stylish all-day cafe known for fresh-baked bread and pastries by day and a stellar burger by night. The daytime menu, available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, leans sweet with brioche doughnuts and slices of banana bread or savory with breakfast sandwiches, smoked trout tartine, and a fried hot chicken sandwich. Beverage options include coffee, tea, beer, and a full list of natural wines. 

A sandwich wrapped in paper on a blue plate sits on a wooden table. Lauren Saria

Rad Radish

This latest plant-based restaurant from the Back of the House (Wildseed, Beretta, Super Duper Burger) serves brunch on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering a tight selection of meat-free morning options including a breakfast sandwich and a vegetable scramble, both of which feature Just Eggs. Beverage options at the stylish and casual restaurant run the gamut from probiotic sodas, coffee, and tea to wine, beer, and cocktails. 

Otra

Otra, the handsome modern Mexican restaurant from husband-and-wife team Nick Cobarruvias and Anna Sager Cobarruvias, expanded into brunch and the menu is just as enticing with veggie-forward dishes as you might expect. Peruse options like roasted mushroom tacos, chilaquiles, and a fried egg torta topped with refried black beans and avocado. 

Rosemary & Pine

This Design District restaurant comes from the folks behind Niku Steakhouse including chef Dustin Falcon, who pulls inspiration from his East Coast upbringing to shape the menu. On the brunch menu, offered weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., start with oysters bathed in sweet south Florida golden passionfruit and move on to fuller dishes including eggs Benedict, Liberty Farm's duck sausage gravy and biscuits, or one of two housemade pastas. Large-format cocktails mean the whole group can turn up mimosas or Pimm’s cups. 

Patricia Chang

Copas

Start your morning with airy churro donuts dunked in coffee or avocado smeared on thick slices of sesame toast at Copas, the all-day cafe in the Castro. The Market Street space has been transformed into a colorful, community-minded restaurant and bar with a menu of casual Spanish-Californian cuisine like the rollie, a simple but delicious meal featuring scrambled eggs, beans, and cheese rolled up into a flour tortilla. On the beverage side choose from coffee or espresso drinks or dive into the day with a mimosa.

Lemon popsicles, ice cream, and a plate of churro doughnuts Liz Barclay/Copas

Prubechu

Why not turn Sunday brunch into an outdoor Chamorro feast? Prubechu’s brunch menu may only mean the addition of three items — eggs, an omelet, and scallion cornbread — but that’s really all you need to turn a combo like tinaktak (coconut braised beef) and coconut creamed spinach into a morning meal. Diners hoping for something sweet have options too: buñelos aga, or banana doughnuts served with roasted banana whipped cream. Plus the beverage list includes plenty of fun and funky natural wine options to explore.

Sticky ribs at Prubechu. Lauren Saria

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Beach'N SF

Breakfast is on all day at this Outer Sunset haven for plant-based dining. Start your day with tofu scrambles or breakfast burritos stuffed with guacamole and hash cake bites, and just rest easy knowing everything at this sunny shop is made in-house. There’s a full coffee and espresso menu to pair with your meal, plus tea, juices, mimosas, and hard kombucha. 

French toast on a plate with fruit. Beach’N SF

Piccino

Dogpatch restaurant Piccino is ready to serve lunch, dinner, and, of course, brunch. On the weekend that means starting your meal with fresh pastries, fruit, and Tuscan focaccia, then carrying on for omelets, scrambles, and savory bread pudding — just save room for one of the pizzas if you can. Sparkling wine is the move here and be sure to stop by the Euro-centric Dig Wines next door for a bottle to take home and save for later.

Foreign Cinema

Venture into the warm embrace of Foreign Cinema’s heated patio, where oysters, natural light, and good wine are waiting. The restaurant is open for dine-in or takeout, so whatever your preference, there’s smoked salmon toast with fromage blanc and salmon roe or spring scrambles available to you.

The outdoor dining space at Foreign Cinema, sandwiched between two buildings Foreign Cinema

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