San Francisco summer is giving rebound. By night, the bars are booming, and brunch is bustling. The many Michelin Stars raining down on the region are also giving fine dining its moment. But what about your run-of-the-mill, regular old weekday breakfast? There’s good news there, too: It seems like there are more high-caliber restaurants open on a Tuesday morning than ever. In the Bayview, Egyptian food comes out by 8 a.m. at Hungry Cafe, and fellow newcomer Cauliflower gets the griddle going by 10 a.m. on 16th Street. Standard-bearers like The Mill keep avocado toast and babka moving every damn day by 7 a.m. Try any of these weekday breakfast restaurants to get a taste of what makes every day in San Francisco a delight.Read More
14 San Francisco Spots Serving Solid Breakfasts on Any Day of the Week
Waffles, chilaquiles, and pastries to save you from that work-from-home bowl of cold cereal
Rose’s, the home of an always-reliable weekday brunch, has dishes like breakfast pizza with ham, fontina, and eggs or French toast bread pudding with caramelized apples and whipped cream. The cafe has added Oakland-based Mr. Espresso coffee to its offerings, too.
This neighborhood favorite is tucked beneath an unlikely nail salon sign and down the way from Liholiho Yacht Club, but people fell in love with the breakfast sandwiches here so much — including the eponymous Bandit featuring Muenster cheese and thick-cut bacon — that the shop is set to open a second location on 18th and Dolores Street in 2023.
A new player in the plant-based restaurant scene — from the same team behind Wildseed — this restaurant is open 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays (and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends). The chilaquiles are to die for, Vietnamese iced coffee goes for $5, and the interior design is ultra pleasant.
The offerings at Josey Baker’s Divisadero Street coffee and bread destination continue to get better and better. Yes, Four Barrel Coffee has a sordid past of allegations. But, more than five years later, the array of hearty avocado or smoked salmon-topped toasts and baked goods including chocolate tahini cookies from sister shop Loquat make a case for one of San Francisco’s busiest breakfast options. Bonus: It’s open bright and early at 7 a.m.
Manitas’ owners promise recipes “stolen from Grandma” — that is, if your grandma made blisteringly spicy chilaquiles and breakfast tacos with chorizo, eggs, and bacon. Best of all, breakfast is served all day long.
This Lower Haight breakfast restaurant is a neighborhood fixture, open every day of the week spare Tuesdays at 9 a.m. The big hanging chalkboard, featuring rotating specials like seafood benedicts and cornmeal buttermilk pancakes, is a welcome sign to anyone looking for a down-to-earth ambiance for breakfast.
Lers Ros Thai chef and owner Tom Narupon Silargorn teamed up with Varidda Voraakom and Steve K. Tavanit to bring Cauliflower’s breakfast staples, including Spanish omelets and a horde of benedicts, to the east side of 16th Street. (For what it’s worth, Pork Store Cafe keeps the west side of the street handled.)
Things looked grim for the Inner Sunset’s favorite Korean American diner. The restaurant closed in July 2020 after about 30 years in the hash brown game, but managed to reopen under new ownership in early February 2021. Now new owners Chol and Young Lee are cracking eggs and fermenting kimchi for returned longtime fans and newcomers to the shop alike.
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Sure, vegan food isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when breakfast enthusiasts think of their favorite meal of the day. But at this Outer Sunset restaurant, acai-topped gluten-free waffles are a breakfast staple. Or at least, they should be. This longstanding neighborhood favorite and sister restaurant Beach’n bring in legions of customers almost every day of the week.
Is there anything finer than this 22nd and Valencia Street breakfast destination for tofu fajitas? No, there isn’t. The restaurant offers ample outdoor seating, for those looking to get a little sun, and diner coffee by the barrel-full.
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This Noe Valley institution comes from the same team behind Crepevine and it shows (mostly in the same enormous chalkboard-esque menu). Importantly, this corner-spot haunt offers two mimosas for $10. Eggs, bagels, and omelettes are all standard fare here.
Mohamed Ali Abdelmeguid’s cafe inside the Southeast Community Center — where the city’s newest farmers market pops up outside — is home to super affordable open-faced breakfast sandwiches and pastries every day of the work week starting at 8 a.m.
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Lakeside Yucatán restaurant Lucho’s is open for weekday and weekend brunch, which means you can get their pibil Benedict or buñuelos to go. Call 415-347-7416 for takeout, order delivery via Postmates, or grab a seat at the restaurant.
Ann's Doughnut Coffee Shop
There are few diners in San Francisco with more than 40 years of mom and pop experience. Ann’s in the Excelsior is just that, continuing to dole out greasy hash browns and juicy sausage links on Mission Street at ultra-affordable rates.