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The Brunch Heatmap: 12 New Brunches to Try NOW

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Ah, brunch. San Francisco's preferred alternative to church and waking up before 10 am, it's the weekend meal that's always just a hangover and an hour-long wait away. But for every classic (and crowded) weekend spot, there's a fresh, new brunch that's just waiting to be sampled. Just in time for relaxed pre- and post-holiday brunching (when having family in town justifies those extra mimosas), we offer up the 12 newest brunches you should be trying now.


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1. Sabrosa

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3200 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 638-6500
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Sabrosa's Mexican brunch offerings are quirkier than the usual breakfast burrito, with options like fideo seco (fried angel hair pasta with shrimp and an over-easy egg) and seafood and tomato stew. But there's also guacamole, flautas, and two kinds of chilaquiles. Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-3:30 pm.

2. Taps Social House & Kitchen

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1516 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94109
Sports fans will find plenty to like about brunch at this spacious new pub, with 30 draft beers to complement the menu of goat cheese-kale scrambled eggs, cornmeal pancakes, and corned beef hash with pickled Anaheim peppers. Four kinds each of bloody Marys and mimosas add to the appeal. Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-3:30 pm.

3. Stones Throw

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1896 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 796-2901
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Winner of the 2013 Eater Award for "So Hot Right Now," Stones Throw's hotness now extends to the morning hours with dishes like duck confit hash, pumpkin-spiced donuts, and smoked salmon with bagel chips. Sundays, 11 am-2 pm.

4. Fog City

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1300 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 982-2000
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Bruce Hill's takeover of the Fog City Diner is running from 11:30 am onward every day for lunch and brunch, with dishes like an eggs benedict with house-smoked ham, a hot brown sandwich, and chicken noodle soup (plus the beloved French crullers for dessert).

5. La Urbana

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661 Divisadero
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 440-4500
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Brunch at La Urbana includes carne-asada chilaquiles, chile con queso tamales, and a pig trotter torta, with mezcal bloody Marys, Morning Call cocktails, and micheladas offered alongside. Sunday, 11 am-2:30 pm.

6. Mozzeria

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3228 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 489-0963
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Pizza for brunch becomes reality at Mozzeria, where diners can score most of the selection of pies, as well as salads and the popular Mozzeria Bar. There's also an "express" option for those looking to get back to their weekend chores-and-football regimen. Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 pm.

7. Namu Gaji

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499 Dolores St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 431-6268
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Namu Gaji's new brunch includes a hangtown Benedict with fried oysters, slow-cooked eggs with pork belly and dashi, and hangover helpers like okonomiyaki, gamja fries, and Korean fried chicken. It runs extra-late, too, for those who stayed out all night the night before. Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 am-4 pm.

8. Hi Lo BBQ

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3416 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 874-9921
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With sister restaurant Maverick shut down due to a devastating fire, Hi-Lo has provided a new home for Maverick's popular weekend brunches, with fried chicken, French toast, and other favorites. A portion of proceeds go to a fund for Maverick's upstairs neighbors who were displaced by the fire. It's offered most Saturdays and Sundays; times vary, so call to make sure.

9. Central Kitchen

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3000 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 826-7004
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Brunch is now a part of the lineup at Central Kitchen, with options like a fried-chicken biscuit Benedict and vanilla French toast with cinnamon and apples. Trick Dog neighbors The Bon Vivants are also offering "loophole" brunch cocktails, like a savory sherry-mushroom-carrot answer to a bloody Mary. Sundays, 10 am-2 pm.

10. Chocolate Lab

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801 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 489-2881
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Michael Recchiuti's Dogpatch cafe has beefed up its brunch offerings with the help of new chef Sante Salvoni, who's offering dishes like biscuits and gravy, a gluten-free chocolate risotto, and other rotating specials. Sunday, 11 am-4 pm.

11. Barkada Bakery and Cafe

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4316 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 239-7314
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This newish cafe, which specializes in whole-grain baked goods, offers a corned-beef benedict, pumpkin spice oatmeal pancakes, veggie polenta with poached eggs, and three kinds of mimosas (including spiced cider mimosas). Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 am-3 pm.

12. Sparrow Bar and Kitchen

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1640 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 622-6137
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Sparrow began serving its brunch in early November, introducing dishes like cheddar grits, fried chicken and buttermilk waffles and fontina and blackberry basil grilled cheese sandwiches alongside mimosas and soju bloody marys. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2:30 pm.

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1. Sabrosa

3200 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Sabrosa's Mexican brunch offerings are quirkier than the usual breakfast burrito, with options like fideo seco (fried angel hair pasta with shrimp and an over-easy egg) and seafood and tomato stew. But there's also guacamole, flautas, and two kinds of chilaquiles. Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-3:30 pm.
3200 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123

2. Taps Social House & Kitchen

1516 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109
Sports fans will find plenty to like about brunch at this spacious new pub, with 30 draft beers to complement the menu of goat cheese-kale scrambled eggs, cornmeal pancakes, and corned beef hash with pickled Anaheim peppers. Four kinds each of bloody Marys and mimosas add to the appeal. Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-3:30 pm.
1516 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Stones Throw

1896 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Winner of the 2013 Eater Award for "So Hot Right Now," Stones Throw's hotness now extends to the morning hours with dishes like duck confit hash, pumpkin-spiced donuts, and smoked salmon with bagel chips. Sundays, 11 am-2 pm.
1896 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109

4. Fog City

1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Bruce Hill's takeover of the Fog City Diner is running from 11:30 am onward every day for lunch and brunch, with dishes like an eggs benedict with house-smoked ham, a hot brown sandwich, and chicken noodle soup (plus the beloved French crullers for dessert).
1300 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111

5. La Urbana

661 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA 94115
Brunch at La Urbana includes carne-asada chilaquiles, chile con queso tamales, and a pig trotter torta, with mezcal bloody Marys, Morning Call cocktails, and micheladas offered alongside. Sunday, 11 am-2:30 pm.
661 Divisadero
San Francisco, CA 94115

6. Mozzeria

3228 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Pizza for brunch becomes reality at Mozzeria, where diners can score most of the selection of pies, as well as salads and the popular Mozzeria Bar. There's also an "express" option for those looking to get back to their weekend chores-and-football regimen. Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 pm.
3228 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

7. Namu Gaji

499 Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Namu Gaji's new brunch includes a hangtown Benedict with fried oysters, slow-cooked eggs with pork belly and dashi, and hangover helpers like okonomiyaki, gamja fries, and Korean fried chicken. It runs extra-late, too, for those who stayed out all night the night before. Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 am-4 pm.
499 Dolores St
San Francisco, CA 94110

8. Hi Lo BBQ

3416 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
With sister restaurant Maverick shut down due to a devastating fire, Hi-Lo has provided a new home for Maverick's popular weekend brunches, with fried chicken, French toast, and other favorites. A portion of proceeds go to a fund for Maverick's upstairs neighbors who were displaced by the fire. It's offered most Saturdays and Sundays; times vary, so call to make sure.
3416 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

9. Central Kitchen

3000 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Brunch is now a part of the lineup at Central Kitchen, with options like a fried-chicken biscuit Benedict and vanilla French toast with cinnamon and apples. Trick Dog neighbors The Bon Vivants are also offering "loophole" brunch cocktails, like a savory sherry-mushroom-carrot answer to a bloody Mary. Sundays, 10 am-2 pm.
3000 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. Chocolate Lab

801 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Michael Recchiuti's Dogpatch cafe has beefed up its brunch offerings with the help of new chef Sante Salvoni, who's offering dishes like biscuits and gravy, a gluten-free chocolate risotto, and other rotating specials. Sunday, 11 am-4 pm.
801 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

11. Barkada Bakery and Cafe

4316 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
This newish cafe, which specializes in whole-grain baked goods, offers a corned-beef benedict, pumpkin spice oatmeal pancakes, veggie polenta with poached eggs, and three kinds of mimosas (including spiced cider mimosas). Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 am-3 pm.
4316 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

12. Sparrow Bar and Kitchen

1640 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Sparrow began serving its brunch in early November, introducing dishes like cheddar grits, fried chicken and buttermilk waffles and fontina and blackberry basil grilled cheese sandwiches alongside mimosas and soju bloody marys. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2:30 pm.
1640 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

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