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Where to Eat Brunch on New Year’s Day

Pozole, pizza, and more ways to kick off 2019

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Even though almost no one ever wants to cook on New Year’s Day, it can be surprisingly tough to find a restaurant open around town. To help make your morning a little less painful, we’ve rounded up 12 restaurants in San Francisco and the East Bay that will be open for New Year’s Day, with many of them specifically serving much-needed brunch specials. Beyond these finds, Chinese spots and hotel restaurants are reliable bets, too.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Copita

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739 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-7400
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Pozole, huevos rancheros, enfrijoladas, and more Mexican brunch dishes will get you moving even after a crazy New Year’s Eve — plus, if you’re a believer in the hair of the dog, Copita will also unveil a new Bloody Maria for the occasion. Copita will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

2. Augie's Montreal Smoke Meat

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875 Potter St
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 984-0283
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Berkeley’s Montreal-style deli is betting on poutine as the ultimate hangover cure. It’ll be open on New Year’s Day, offering poutine specials and happy hour beer prices from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

3. Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen

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5900 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 338-3464
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Wear your PJs to Beer Baron on New Year’s Day and knock back $1 mimosas alongside a full brunch, like chicken and waffles or French toast — or just stick to the mimosas.

4. Cosecha

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907 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 452-5900
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Cosecha’s vibrant green pozole will perk you up — the restaurant’s New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch has rightfully become an annual tradition over the past seven years. Beyond pozole, expect menudo, tamales, and churros from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5. Chubby Noodle

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2205 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 655-3335
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How does a bottomless dim sum brunch sound for kick-starting 2019? Chubby Noodle is offering a mix-and-match deal of 16 dim sum items and four brunch drinks, spread across 90 minutes, for $45. Bonus: your first shot of house sake is free. Reserve by calling (415) 655-3335.

6. Bluestem Brasserie

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1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 547-1111
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Head to Bluestem from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and choose from its full brunch menu, including Dutch babies, buttermilk biscuits with gravy, short rib crepinettes, and, of course, Lori Baker’s cinnamon rolls.

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7. Doppio Zero

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395 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 624-3634
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Choose Neapolitan pizza on New Year’s Day — and go even bigger at Hayes Valley’s Doppio Zero, which will be offering its hit, off-menu Pizza Stelle, a star-shaped pie with each of the five points holding different toppings.

8. Cassava

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3519 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 640-8990
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Cassava will be open for brunch, which means you can start off the year right with its Japanese breakfast (miso soup, rice, sesame squash, bean sprout kimchi, shio koji-marinated fish, sunomono, and poached egg in broth) or some of the restaurant’s other appealing morning fare.

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9. Magnolia Brewing - Haight

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1398 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 864-7468
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Start off 2019 with a beer brunch at one of Magnolia’s two locations. (The Dogpatch brewery will also be open.) Flatbreads topped with bacon, eggs, and hash browns; breakfast sandwiches with sambal chili mayo, maple brioche French toast, and more all on offer.

10. Soma Streat Food Park

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428 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

“Truck” your New Year’s resolution and keep the party going with 10 food trucks touting hangover cures, a DJ spinning beats, and $25 bottomless mimosas and sangrias. The party lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

11. Starbelly

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3583 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 252-7500
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No matter what time you wake up on New Year’s Day, you can eat at Starbelly. The restaurant will open for brunch at 10 a.m., move into happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., and serve dinner until 11 p.m.

12. Son's Addition

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2990 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 500-2817
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Son’s Addition is serving a special chef’s hangover cure soup on New Year’s Day. It features braised chicken, chayote, cabbage, corn, and rice in a spicy lemongrass-ginger broth, plus tortillas, salsa, and other fixins on the side. If that doesn’t appeal, you’ll also find chorizo and egg chilaquiles, fried egg sandwich, burgers, and more.

1. Copita

739 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Pozole, huevos rancheros, enfrijoladas, and more Mexican brunch dishes will get you moving even after a crazy New Year’s Eve — plus, if you’re a believer in the hair of the dog, Copita will also unveil a new Bloody Maria for the occasion. Copita will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

739 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965

2. Augie's Montreal Smoke Meat

875 Potter St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Berkeley’s Montreal-style deli is betting on poutine as the ultimate hangover cure. It’ll be open on New Year’s Day, offering poutine specials and happy hour beer prices from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

875 Potter St
Berkeley, CA 94710

3. Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen

5900 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Wear your PJs to Beer Baron on New Year’s Day and knock back $1 mimosas alongside a full brunch, like chicken and waffles or French toast — or just stick to the mimosas.

5900 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

4. Cosecha

907 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

Cosecha’s vibrant green pozole will perk you up — the restaurant’s New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch has rightfully become an annual tradition over the past seven years. Beyond pozole, expect menudo, tamales, and churros from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

907 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607

5. Chubby Noodle

2205 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

How does a bottomless dim sum brunch sound for kick-starting 2019? Chubby Noodle is offering a mix-and-match deal of 16 dim sum items and four brunch drinks, spread across 90 minutes, for $45. Bonus: your first shot of house sake is free. Reserve by calling (415) 655-3335.

2205 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123

6. Bluestem Brasserie

1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103
Ryan Hughes

Head to Bluestem from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and choose from its full brunch menu, including Dutch babies, buttermilk biscuits with gravy, short rib crepinettes, and, of course, Lori Baker’s cinnamon rolls.

1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103

7. Doppio Zero

395 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Choose Neapolitan pizza on New Year’s Day — and go even bigger at Hayes Valley’s Doppio Zero, which will be offering its hit, off-menu Pizza Stelle, a star-shaped pie with each of the five points holding different toppings.

395 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. Cassava

3519 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Read Review |
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Cassava will be open for brunch, which means you can start off the year right with its Japanese breakfast (miso soup, rice, sesame squash, bean sprout kimchi, shio koji-marinated fish, sunomono, and poached egg in broth) or some of the restaurant’s other appealing morning fare.

3519 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121

9. Magnolia Brewing - Haight

1398 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Start off 2019 with a beer brunch at one of Magnolia’s two locations. (The Dogpatch brewery will also be open.) Flatbreads topped with bacon, eggs, and hash browns; breakfast sandwiches with sambal chili mayo, maple brioche French toast, and more all on offer.

1398 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

10. Soma Streat Food Park

428 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

“Truck” your New Year’s resolution and keep the party going with 10 food trucks touting hangover cures, a DJ spinning beats, and $25 bottomless mimosas and sangrias. The party lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

428 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

11. Starbelly

3583 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

No matter what time you wake up on New Year’s Day, you can eat at Starbelly. The restaurant will open for brunch at 10 a.m., move into happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., and serve dinner until 11 p.m.

3583 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

12. Son's Addition

2990 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Son’s Addition is serving a special chef’s hangover cure soup on New Year’s Day. It features braised chicken, chayote, cabbage, corn, and rice in a spicy lemongrass-ginger broth, plus tortillas, salsa, and other fixins on the side. If that doesn’t appeal, you’ll also find chorizo and egg chilaquiles, fried egg sandwich, burgers, and more.

2990 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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