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In case you didn’t know, Californians love to brunch. Basically, it’s a past time. It’s cultural. Yes, it’s practically a cliché at this point. You’re in luck, because San Francisco is no exception. There are many spots that will make your brunching-in-the-sun-while-holding-a-mimosa and photographing your avocado toast dreams come true. Here is some of the best brunch in San Francisco:

Plow

1299 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94107

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 2:00pm
Weekend   8:00am – 2:00pm

People often joke that Plow is a scene – one for those who enjoy waiting in long lines or queues. Whether that’s true or not, one thing is factual. Undeniably, Plow has remained popular for years and years on end now. Basically since 2010, you’d be hard pressed to not find a massive crowd waiting to be seated any day of the week.

Plow is located in Potrero Hill. Further, if you’ve never been to this neighborhood in San Francisco, you’re in for a delight. It’s largely residential, however, there are lots of quaint shops, coffee spots and restaurants. Yes, there are lots of hills. Moreover, your dog is extraordinarily welcome here.

a white plate with fluffy, luscious lemon ricotta pancakes on it from PLOW
Their iconic lemon ricotta pancakes
a rustic wooden table with white plates on it filled with delicious breakfast food - some of the best brunch in San Francisco
The full brunch spread
a white plate with a delicious breakfast sandwich on it and crispy breakfast potatoes
Plow breakfast sandwich and their scrumptious potatoes

Tip: Plow is a great choice if love a breakfast sando with breakfast potatoes that flirt with absolute perfection. Undoubtedly, their Lemon Ricotta pancakes are a specialty as well. No matter when you go, be prepared for a wait!

Sweet Maple

2101 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94115

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Weekend: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sweet Maple is a popular breakfast spot in the lower Pac Heights neighborhood. The Pacific Heights neighborhood is known for being home to Spreckels mansion (currently owned by novelist Danielle Steele). Besides that, being one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city. Despite this, Sweet Maple prides itself on being “laid back and unpretentious.”

Gorgeous Grand Marnier French toast piled with juicy fresh fruit in a to go box
Grand Mariner French Toast
A huge, "Big Hip" French Toast in a white to go container from Sweet Maple - some of the best brunch in San Francisco
Big Hip French Toast
Eggs Benedict and breakfast potatoes in a white to go container from Sweet Maple
Blackstone omelette with potato medley

Indeed, Sweet Maple serves up some incredible brunch eats in a homey, comfortable atmosphere with spacious booths and few frills. However, the most important part is the food is delicious.

Tip: Sweet Maple is famous for their thick, tangy “Millionaire’s Bacon” and signature “Big Hip” deep fried French toast. Let’s be honest, neither of these are easy on the waistline, but, if you’re up for a splurge they’re worth a try.

Mymy Coffee Shop

1500 California St, San Francisco, CA

Hours: Sunday – Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm

In the heart of my old neighborhood, Nob Hill, you’ll find a jewel of a brunch spot. If you stumble upon the corner of Larkin and California on a weekend, prepare to see a long line. Sometimes, there are even long lines during the week, depending on the day.

a white plate with Eggs Benedict, breakfast potatoes and a juicy orange slice - some of the best brunch in San Francisco
Crab cake Benedict with Lemon Dill Sauce
a wooden table with two plates piled high with brunch food and an iced mocha
Banana Soufflé pancakes
a white plate with fluffy Lemon Cottage Cheese pancakes, a scoop of butter, a cup of Maple Syrup and juicy fruit
Lemon cottage cheese pancakes

The good news: the line moves fast and the food is worth it. Mymy’s is a great choice if you have a sweet tooth. Between their luscious lemon cottage cheese pancakes or decadent Challah bread French toast, you’ll be certain to indulge your sugar cravings.

However, Mymy’s wouldn’t offer some of the best brunch in San Francisco if it didn’t also have some incredible savory delights. There is an entire selection of Eggs Benedict variations along with specialities like Corned Beef Hash, Chilaquiles and Monte Cristo.

Tip: This is a great choice if you’re an Eggs Benedict fan or love creative takes on pancakes.

Farm : Table

754 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94109

Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday: 9am – 2:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Farm: Table is a tiny spot on Post Street that I’d love to frequent for a quick bite on the way to work. It embodies many things that are quintessentially San Francisco. True to its name, everything is locally sourced from local farms and brought straight to Farm: Table’s kitchen to bring you the freshest brunch eats.

Secondly, the energy of the owner and staff is a mixture of laid back, rebellious, quirky and entertaining. The menu changes frequently and seasonally, depending on what they source. They also serve up some incredible coffee and teas.

Tip: Farm:Table has outdoor seating and is extremely dog friendly! If the “Daily Toast” is on the menu when you go, I highly recommend. Fresh bread covered in Mascarpone, piled high with fresh fruits. It’s delicious!

Have you been to any of these spots? What did you think? If you have any questions about any of them, please drop them in the comments below!

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