The San Francisco power breakfast is a meal that is not to be taken lightly. Choose the right breakfast haute spot and on any given morning, you’ll find movers and shakers in tech, sports, politics and business eating a breakfast of champions as they wheel and deal. Here are our top picks for the hautest power breakfasts in San Francisco.
1 MKT Restaurant - Bar
While MKT has made its mark as a top dinner destination inside the Four Seasons Hotel, you might be surprised to find that breakfast stands alone as one of the best in San Francisco. Gorgeous dishes include parfaits, fruit plates and eggs any way you want them. Not to mention, it is a very common occurrence to find well-known residents and city-dwellers dining here.
Four Seasons Hotel 757 Market St San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 633-3000
2 Tartine Bakery
There's one way to avoid those long lines at Tartine: show up for an early breakfast, well before the lunch rush starts. Tartine is legendary for their melt-in-your mouth pastries - croissants, pain au chocolat and that oh-so-amazing Tartine bread - all staples at this San Francisco institution. But variety is key, and savory lovers will never get bored with offerings like quiche and hot pressed sandwiches.
600 Guerrero Street San Francisco CA 415-487-2600
3 Taj Campton Place
This understated but luxurious gem inside of the Taj Campton Place is a perfect little hideaway in the heart of Union Square. Not only do they have a all the breakfast basics and service - continental, American, specialties, grains and eggs - it is a great spot to close a power deal before heading out into the bustling downtown area.
340 Stockton Street San Francisco, CA 94108 415-955-5555
4 Park Tavern
Ok - technically, Park Tavern offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday; but even their brunch menu can be considered a perfect "breakfast", especially for those who never stop working on the weekends. Park Tavern is an upscale change from the typical North Beach beat - a great choice to meet with a client, impress a potential client, or close a deal. The brunch cuisine is very much in line with lunch and dinner: simple, a hint of bold, and a lot of delish! Did you expect anything different?
1652 Stockton St San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 989-7300
If Americano isn't already on your "favorite" or your "must try" morning list, then it's never too late to turn things around. If those gorgeous bay views aren't enough to draw you in, then housemade granola, buttery pancakes and short ribs with potatoes should do it. It's all about a fabulous breakfast inspired by its location across from San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Building, a mecca for local, sustainably-grown fare. But even better, it's an impressive place to combine a business meeting with your morning nutrition.
Hotel Vitale 8 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94105