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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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Sabrosa

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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.

Taps Social House & Kitchen

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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.

Stones Throw

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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.

Fog City

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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).

La Urbana

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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.

Mozzeria

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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.

Namu Gaji

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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.

Hi Lo BBQ

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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.

Central Kitchen

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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.

Chocolate Lab

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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.

Barkada Bakery and Cafe

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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.

Sparrow Bar and Kitchen

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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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Sabrosa

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.

Taps Social House & Kitchen

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.

Stones Throw

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.

Fog City

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).

La Urbana

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.

Mozzeria

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.

Namu Gaji

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.

Hi Lo BBQ

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.

Central Kitchen

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.

Chocolate Lab

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.

Barkada Bakery and Cafe

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.

Sparrow Bar and Kitchen

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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