Wakey, Wakey: The Haute 5 Places to Eat Breakfast in San Francisco

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and San Franciscans sure love their brunch. In a city of 5-star restaurants and upscale cuisine, these eateries have mastered the market of early morning eating.

Red Door Café

This tiny café is making quite a name for itself in the foodie world. This may be a small venue, but their well crafted food and gorgeous plate arrangements have customers coming back again and again.

Red Door Café is located at 1608 Bush St., San Francisco. They can be reached at 415.441.1564.



Did I hear someone say bottomless mimosas?  This Castro hub has residents flocking from every corner of the city for their lively breakfast crowd and mimosa brunch.

Lime is located at 2247 Market St., San Francisco. For reservations call 415.621.5256 or visit www.lime-sf.com.


Brenda’s French Soul Food

Is this restaurant located in a questionable neighborhood? Yes. Do you have to wait an hour to be seated in one of their thirty chairs? Yes. Is it worth it? Heck yes!  My personal favorites are the Crawfish Beignets.

Brenda’s French Soul Food is located at 652 Polk St., San Francisco. Visit their website at www.frenchsoulfood.com.



This popular brunch spots serves heaping plates of delicious breakfast that have patrons singing their praises. The line is always long, but fans don’t seem to mind.

Mama’s is located at 1701 Stockton St., San Francisco. Visit their website at www.mamas-sf.com.


Universal Café

This adorable Mission café is known for its delicious and organic cuisine. Try their French toast and banana bread, two favorites of patrons.

Universal Café is located at 2814 19th St., San Francisco. Visit their website at www.universalcafe.net.