Food & Drink

The 7 best breakfast sandwiches in SF

Published On 02/03/2014 Published On 02/03/2014

In honor of football, drinking, America, and YOU, we proclaim the Monday after the Super Bowl shall henceforth be known as National Hangover Day. It’s a day for hangovers to be celebrated, embraced, and combated in the most enjoyable of ways -- namely, eating delicious food, and possibly drinking more. The ultimate goal? Getting the entire country a day off work, a beautiful dream you can help make happen by signing this petition to our sports-loving President right here and tweeting it.

The immediate goal, though? Fixing that hangover by filling you with SF's seven best breakfast sandwiches...

What: Big Blue 
Where: Blue Fog (click here for address and deets)
If you haven't stopped by Blue Fog, you're missing out. And if you haven't gotten this sammy with breakfast sausage, eggs over-easy, cheddar, avocado, tomato, arugula, and red onion (and Tapatio!) on a toasted Leadbetter’s English muffin, then you're... um... still hungover.

Devil's Teeth Baking Company

What: Breakfast Sandwich
Where: Devil's Teeth Baking Company (click here for address and deets)
Brevity is the soul of wit, and simplicity is the soul of a perfect breakfast sandwich (Shakespeare used to get terrible hangovers). Two eggs scrambled, cheddar, applewood bacon, and a homemade buttermilk biscuit are all you need.


What: Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bagel
Where: Arlequin Cafe (click here for address and deets)
A favorite recc from a local food critic, Arleguin's got a "really ridiculously buttery egg-and-bacon bagel". There's also aged cheddar involved, because leaving it at "ridiculously buttery" would have been a perilous shortage of dairy fat.

What: Breakfast Sandwich of the Day
Where: Il Cane Rosso (click here for address and deets)
ICR's got a pretty frequently rotating menu, but you're likely to have some kind of greatness available, like an olive oil-fried egg sandwich with Boccalone pancetta, aged Provolone, and sweet onion butter. You can trust them, unlike your friend who bought three rounds of shots last night and skipped out on the tab.

What: Green Eggs and Ham
Where: Vinyl (click here for address and deets)
You will like it, Sam I Am, you will like the egg, cheddar, scallion, tomato, ham, and remoulade on a soft rosemary roll combo that is Green Eggs and Ham. (Seussian rhyming meter nailed!!).

Green Chile Kitchen

What: Breakfast Burrito
Where: Green Chile Kitchen (click here for address and deets)
Is a burrito really a sandwich?! You're way too hungover to contemplate menu semantics. All you should be concerned with is this efficient delivery system for eggs, roasted potatoes, pico de gallo, cheese, chile, and optional steak. So yeah, there'll be steak in it.

What: Raul's Bagel  
Where: The Grove (click here for address and deets)
On your choice of bagel, you get scrambled eggs, Fontina cheese, and thick-sliced bacon (pro tip: add tomato). Since they serve breakfast all day, you can even get it after work... on the off-chance you couldn't handle anything but Gatorade until 6pm.

Joe Starkey is San Francisco's Thrillist Editor and is so Irish, he once asked his sophomore year roommate what a hangover felt like. Follow him on Twitter.  

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1. Blue Fog Market 2567 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

This Marina shop is stocked with gourmet groceries and wine to grab on the go, but it’s their coffee and sandwich counters that have made them a lunch break -- try the Cali Club with house-roasted turkey breast, Black Forest ham, bacon and avocado on toasted sourdough. Don't sleep on their breakfast sandwich game either, the Big Blue (sausage, fried egg, cheddar & avocado on an English muffin) is on of SF's best.

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2. Devil's Teeth Baking Company 3876 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Outer Sunset)

The breakfast sandwich at this Outer Sunset cafe and bakery is legendary -- a fluffy homemade buttermilk biscuit is topped with two fresh scrambled eggs, cheddar, pepper jack, avocado, lemon-garlic aioli, and applewood-smoked bacon, creating one of the finest handheld breakfast experiences you'll find anywhere. Of course, don't sleep on killer lunch options like a textbook BLT or a vibrant chicken curry, plus all manner of sweets and pastries to be washed down with Bicycle coffee.

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3. Arlequin Cafe 384 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley)

This Hayes Valley eat spot boasts a flagstone seating area out back that's shaded by trees (and other green stuff) to ensure your ultimate enjoyment of the "Staff Meal" -- three crispy skin duck confit tacos on corn tortillas in a spicy mole sauce.

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5. Vinyl Coffee & Wine Bar 359 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Lower Haight)

This wine bar-meets-coffee bar hosts a ton of awesome events, as well as cures just about any hangover with a slew of remedy options.

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6. Green Chile Kitchen 1801 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Marin)

Green Chile Kitchen sets itself apart from San Francisco's crowded landscape of casual Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants for its unique New Mexican food. More than a counter-serve (you order at the counter but servers bring your food to your table), the all-day NoPa spot is seemingly always crowded, and for good reason. The menu features traditional New Mexican chile stews, tamales, stuffed poblanos, enchiladas, plus rotisserie chicken roasted with the signature green chile citrus rub. GCK is the perfect mix of healthy and hearty that'll keep you hooked.

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7. The Grove 301 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley)

Come to The Grove for an assortment of healthy/guilty pleasures -- from super salad bowls to chunky, delicious cookies, they've got it all.



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