Breakfast and brunch eateries in San Francisco are as undeniable as a proper five-star dinner. While french toast seems to come a dime-a-dozen, pancakes are making a comeback. So sit back, relax, and have them any way you want them. Haute Living presents the top 5 restaurants for pancakes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
1 Dottie's True Blue Cafe
Nothing beats pancakes from Dotties. This local gem has become famous for its brunch that knocks your socks off, and for pancakes that blow your mind. Yes, the line around the corner may be daunting, but at the end of the day, it will all be worth it. Trust us.
Mama's is one of those places you feel like you already know even if you've never been. Featured on numerous TV shows, publications, and even in Time Magazine as a "must visit" while in San Francisco, Mama's will not disappoint. Pancakes are as incredible as the rest of the menu. And if you're looking for a little twist, try them with Mama's Jam and thank us later!
3 The Thomas and Fagiani's Bar
If you haven't already taken the hop skip and jump out to Napa to experience the Thomas and Fagiani's, then you're seriously missing out. A Haute Living favorite, the brunch menu is one of the best in the bay area, no question. If buttermilk pancakes with candied kumquats and homemade Nutella are not enough to tempt you, then just think about sipping down a freshly made mimosa while sitting outside and basking in the sun.
4 Mission Beach Cafe
198 Guerrero St San Francisco, CA 94103 Neighborhood: Mission (415) 861-0198 http://www.missionbeachcafesf.com
Souffle pancakes with butter and berries on top. Need we say more? Mission Beach Cafe is one of those places that is worth waiting in line, and yes, you will have to draw on your patience because the line can get long. Just add your name to the list as soon as you get there, as there is a wait list and no reservations. Once you've made it inside, then congrats! You will reap the delicious rewards of brunch at Mission Beach Cafe
5 Aurea at the Stanford Court Hotel
We saved one of the best for last! Pancakes any way you want them, really! Gluten free, lemon souffle, buttermilk - variety is the spice of life and it doesn't get any better than Aurea. This beautiful and grand restaurant sits quietly atop Nob Hill. So while it is a trek, it is worth it to feel like you're dining on top of the world.