San Francisco is the home of many delicious brunch spots. Here are five of my favorite brunch spots in the foggy city:
Schmidt’s – 2400 Folsom Street (at 20th Street)
The brunch at Schmidt’s is centered around sausage, beer, amazing waffles with lingonberry cream and some intriguing German selections such as pan-fried pork and veal terrine with a fried egg on top. This is a popular place because it is hidden in one of those blocks that doesn’t get a bunch of foot traffic. So if you are in the Mission area, I would recommend checking out Schmidt’s.
Presidio Social Club – 563 Ruger (at Lombard, in the Presidio)
Brunch at Presidio Social Club is like an escape from San Francisco, while of course, still being in the city. It’s actually one of the only reasons to go to the Marina, Presidio Social Club provides you with an enjoyable experience. People like to eat their chilaquiles, and the meatloaf offered here is also pretty darn good. But it’s become a popular brunch destination for San Franciscans because of their airy room. If you like to drink a Bellini then this is your spot on a bright Sunday morning.
Park Tavern – 1652 Stockton (at Filbert)
Located in North Beach, Park Tavern is gaining quite the following for its brunch scene. The pancakes are simply amazing, the cast-iron baked eggs with gruyere, spinach and serrano ham are even better, and the brunch cocktails like their “Boozy Smoothie” with bourbon, espresso, and banana are delicious. This is definitely your spot if you’re in the mood for good food and boozy drinks.
Outerlands – 4001 Judah (at 45th Avenue)
Located near San Francisco’s Ocean Beach neighborhood, this is a place offering a brunch with Dutch pancakes cooked in cast iron, slow cooked farm eggs and cracked faro grits. They are well known for their signature dish, Eggs in Jail. Outerlands provides you with a salt air sea-bleached wood ambiance. Be prepared for long lines, the wait could be anywhere up to three hours. Despite the wait, it’s still something to look forward to when brunching at city’s most fog-shrouded brunch.
Foreign Cinema – 2534 Mission Street (at 21st Street)
Menu items range from mouthwatering breakfast bites such as gourmet “Pop Tarts” and pecan sticky buns to interesting egg dishes like truffle omelets and balsamic fried eggs. Foreign Cinema offers an outdoor-ish brunch year round beneath a gigantic projector showing films from all around the world.