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San Francisco's 15 Hottest Brunch Restaurants

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Just in time for the long holiday weekend, here comes an update to the Eater SF Brunch Heatmap, detailing the newest, hottest places for brunch, and the places that are so enduringly awesome, that their buzz will not die. New to this list: Maven, Central Kitchen, AQ, and old-timers Mama's and Dottie's.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Nopa

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560 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 864-8643
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2. Bar Agricole

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355 11th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 355-9400
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Bar Ag's prime outdoor seating is way more enjoyable when the sun is shining. Sure the cocktails are a bit strong for the daytime hours, but chef Brandon Jew's delicious egg dishes and housemade sausages are hearty enough to soak it all up.

3. Maven

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598 Haight St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 829-7982
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The Maven team's artful pairing of cocktails to food makes for the hottest new brunch to hit the Lower Haight in years. A "death in the morning" cocktail cedes to Mezcal-infused chorizo, "billionaires bacon," and a souffled German pancake, with calvados applesauce and cinnamon.

4. Mission Bowling Club

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3176 17th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-2695
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Work off a hangover on MBC's huge patio with a spiked libation and rich loco moco, than work off brunch with a round of bowling indoors.

5. Nojo

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231 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 896-4587
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Nojo's farm-loving, San Franciscan approach to Japanese flavors translates to eye-opening brunch fare like fried spam and eggs with pickles and nori sauce, French toast (with kinako butter), and a chicken katsu sandwich.

6. Park Tavern

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1652 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 898-7300
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Grab a pitcher of Mexican mules, and work your way through the menu of "Toasts" and warm baguettes layered with seasonal ingredients, several pancake options and upscale dishes like butter lettuce with Maine lobster or polenta cakes with poached eggs and truffle salsa verde.

7. AQ Restaurant & Bar

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1085 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 341-9000
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Although AQ is getting all kinds of national attention for its dinner and decor, brunch is a special little secret for the locals. Housemade buttermilk donuts, soft scrambled eggs and French toast get seasonal spins, and the bar follows suit.

8. Central Kitchen

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3000 20th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 826-7004
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9. Universal Cafe

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2814 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-4608
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10. Mama's On Washington Square

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1701 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-6421
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11. Dottie's True Blue Cafe

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28 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 885-2767
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At Dottie's the little extras go a long way: grilled cornbread gets jalapeno jelly, scrambles are folded with lamb-fennel sausage, and cornmeal-blueberry pancakes are extra large.

12. Foreign Cinema

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2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-7600
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A crackling fireplace, sun-kissed patio, amazing farm-fresh egg dishes and seasonal homemade "pop-tarts" have turned Foreign Cinema into the knee-jerk response when brunch know-it-alls plan their next outing.

13. Plow

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1299 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 821-7569
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14. Zazie

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941 Cole St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 564-5332
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Order a benedict from Zazie's extensive list of options, sweet ginger or pumpkin pancakes, toss in some bacon, and split it with the table so everyone gets savory and sweet. Seats on the flower-draped ridiculously charming heated outdoor patio make the meal.

15. Twenty Five Lusk

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25 Lusk St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 495-5875
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One of the few brunches out there that serves a complimentary smoothie amuse-bouche and where an order of French press coffee comes with donuts and a beer

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1. Nopa

560 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94117
[Photo: classyeats]
560 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

2. Bar Agricole

355 11th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Bar Ag's prime outdoor seating is way more enjoyable when the sun is shining. Sure the cocktails are a bit strong for the daytime hours, but chef Brandon Jew's delicious egg dishes and housemade sausages are hearty enough to soak it all up.

355 11th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

3. Maven

598 Haight St, San Francisco, CA

The Maven team's artful pairing of cocktails to food makes for the hottest new brunch to hit the Lower Haight in years. A "death in the morning" cocktail cedes to Mezcal-infused chorizo, "billionaires bacon," and a souffled German pancake, with calvados applesauce and cinnamon.

598 Haight St
San Francisco, CA

4. Mission Bowling Club

3176 17th St., San Francisco, CA 94110

Work off a hangover on MBC's huge patio with a spiked libation and rich loco moco, than work off brunch with a round of bowling indoors.

3176 17th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

5. Nojo

231 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Nojo's farm-loving, San Franciscan approach to Japanese flavors translates to eye-opening brunch fare like fried spam and eggs with pickles and nori sauce, French toast (with kinako butter), and a chicken katsu sandwich.

231 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. Park Tavern

1652 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94133

Grab a pitcher of Mexican mules, and work your way through the menu of "Toasts" and warm baguettes layered with seasonal ingredients, several pancake options and upscale dishes like butter lettuce with Maine lobster or polenta cakes with poached eggs and truffle salsa verde.

1652 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

7. AQ Restaurant & Bar

1085 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Although AQ is getting all kinds of national attention for its dinner and decor, brunch is a special little secret for the locals. Housemade buttermilk donuts, soft scrambled eggs and French toast get seasonal spins, and the bar follows suit.

1085 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. Central Kitchen

3000 20th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
[Photo: GrubStreet]
3000 20th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

9. Universal Cafe

2814 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
[Photo: nosalad]
2814 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. Mama's On Washington Square

1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
[Photo: macaroni and cheesecake]
1701 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133

11. Dottie's True Blue Cafe

28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

At Dottie's the little extras go a long way: grilled cornbread gets jalapeno jelly, scrambles are folded with lamb-fennel sausage, and cornmeal-blueberry pancakes are extra large.

28 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

12. Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

A crackling fireplace, sun-kissed patio, amazing farm-fresh egg dishes and seasonal homemade "pop-tarts" have turned Foreign Cinema into the knee-jerk response when brunch know-it-alls plan their next outing.

2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

13. Plow

1299 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94107
[Photo: finedesigndine]
1299 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

14. Zazie

941 Cole St., San Francisco, CA 94117

Order a benedict from Zazie's extensive list of options, sweet ginger or pumpkin pancakes, toss in some bacon, and split it with the table so everyone gets savory and sweet. Seats on the flower-draped ridiculously charming heated outdoor patio make the meal.

941 Cole St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

15. Twenty Five Lusk

25 Lusk St, San Francisco, CA 94107

One of the few brunches out there that serves a complimentary smoothie amuse-bouche and where an order of French press coffee comes with donuts and a beer

25 Lusk St
San Francisco, CA 94107

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