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1. Noeteca 1551 Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94131 (Noe Valley)

Serving one of the best brunches in Bernal Heights, Noeteca is a small neighborhood cafe that starts morning service out strong with espresso drinks, bottomless mimosas, and dishes like the unclassic Croque Josephine: layers of warm, savory bread pudding with smoked ham and cheese are topped with a white cheese sauce and a poached egg. If you grab a seat on the patio, go ahead and make plans to stay through until evening, when the vibe changes to wine bar -- the robust vino list is available by the glass, half-glass, and bottle -- and French comfort foods like quiches and duck confit are on order.

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2. Starbelly 3583 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (The Castro)

The undisputed cocktail masters behind Beretta also coined Starbelly, a 100-seat California comfort foodery, and this time have chosen to complement the grub with a crazy grip of beer n' wine cocktails shored up with a brewlist that's off the charts.

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3. Zazie 941 Cole St., San Francisco, CA 94117 (Cole Valley)

Since 1992, this petite French bistro has been a San Francisco brunch institution, where locals and tourists alike have gathered to enjoy awesome dishes in an intimate and quaint setting. It's a Cole Valley neighborhood gem that has countless meals worth lingering over; from its multi-level back porch/garden to its dog-friendliness to the awesome Croque Monsieur, Zazie is a spot that has added permanent character and charm to the city.

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4. Sabrosa 3200 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

The guys behind The Brixton and The Redford opened this Cow Hollow spot in 2013, serving Mexican-style 'tails at its onyx bar alongside some delicious food. Service starts at brunch with standouts that go further than the typical scrambles, like the huevos divorciados: two fried eggs separated by homemade corn masa tortillas, chorizo, and black beans covered in a red sauce on one side and green on the other. Dishes like chipotle meatballs and spicy ceviche rounds out the PM offerings.

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5. Serpentine 2495 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Dogpatch)

Serpentine (sister to Slow Club) in Dogpatch offers a relaxed escape from the trendy dining scene prevalent throughout the rest of the city. Brunch will stuff you full of blue crab Benedict, polenta and eggs, and buckwheat pancakes, and when the sun goes down, enjoy a killer burger, braised rabbit pappardelle, or lamb shoulder roulade. Quality cocktails come easy and well-crafted without the long wait time.

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6. Bluestem Brasserie 1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

Downtown's Bluestem Brasserie has a sleek vibe that's reminiscent of LA, which is exactly why it's so unique in the city by the bay. Floor-to-ceiling windows, big leather chairs, private booths, and a second-floor balcony create an upscale, power meal vibe that matches the menu of solid American food. Bluestem has the best brunch in the neighborhood, probably because it serves a special brunch-only burger that's topped with hash browns, breakfast sausage, bacon, house-made American cheese, and a fried egg. Hello, heaven.

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7. Chow 215 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Duboce Triangle)

This green-walled brasserie sports a menu of everything from Asian noodles to pizza and spaghetti and meatballs. The dessert is where it's at though; see the warm ginger cake with caramel sauce, whipped cream and pumpkin ice cream, best served out on the heated and covered patio.

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9. Café de la Presse 352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Financial District)

You needn’t be a journalist to enjoy this French restaurant in Union Square, which was designed to look like a 1930s bistro with horseshoe-shaped bar, period light fixtures and vintage posters. Stop by for a croque madame or Benedict for brunch, enjoy duck Leg confit for dinner and be sure to check out the newsstand’s 500 international titles.

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10. Sweet Maple 2101 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Fillmore)

Aside from the fact that it offers bottomless mimosas every day, Sweet Maple's a popular spot in the Fillmore for a reason, and that reason is two-fold: 1) its extremely large menu has a section devoted just to Benedicts (try the Hemingway with salmon and wasabi Hollandaise), and 2) what it's done with bacon... namely, battering it and deep-frying it (Dixie Bacon) or baking it in brown sugar with cayenne and red & black pepper (Millionaire's Bacon).

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11. Buena Vista Cafe 2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Fishermans Wharf)

It’s a rite of passage as a San Franciscan (or tourist, for that matter) to crowd up to the bar at Buena Vista mid-morning and sip on a piping hot Irish Coffee. It’s the birthplace of the boozy beverage (in America), after all, and these bartenders have been mixing them up assembly line-style since 1916. Sure, it’s inconveniently located in Fisherman’s Wharf, but it’s worth the trek for that signature mix of Irish whiskey, coffee, sugar, and cream in those delicate vintage glasses.

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12. The Doctor's Lounge 4826 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112

This Excelsior bar and lounge does up pretty solid brunch food, including BOTTOMLESS mimosas for $12, which also come in grapefruit!

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13. Boxing Room 399 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley)

This Hayes Valley gem, situated in the back of a spacious former 19th-century Standard Shirts Factory, will satisfy all your Creole cravings with classics like oysters, hushpuppies, fried green tomatoes, black eyed peas, and po’boys. The theme carries over to the cocktail menu, where New Orleans favorites like the Milk Punch or Ramos Gin Fizz can help you pretend you're actually in the Big Easy and don’t have to go to work tomorrow.

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14. The Corner Store 5 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118 (The Richmond)

The Corner Store is set in a completely renovated space that was once a soda shop and then a speakeasy. Now, it's a 20-seat, outdoor-patio-featuring restaurant dominated by a mix of wood and white tile. The menu mixes things up with both small and large plates, which include lamb shoulder pasta, roasted duck breast, and brioche dinner rolls.

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15. Art's Cafe 747 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Inner Sunset)

This Inner Sunset brunch spot is an archetypal greasy spoon with a twist -- aside from American diner classics, the menu includes Korean-style dishes like beef bibimbap and bulgogi. The hash browns here are fried to a perfect golden brown then folded into a quesadilla-like sandwich filled with anything from bacon and avocado to chicken teriyaki. The counter-seating lets you watch the line cooks deftly flip meat and crack eggs behind the counter while you wait for your food.

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16. Maven 598 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Lower Haight)

Maven is a chic bar and restaurant in Lower Haight that pairs all of its dishes with different cocktails. The highlight of the menu is the burger, which begins with beef that's ground with a few dashes of angostura bitters and is paired with the Mr. Wiggles cocktail, made with bourbon, amaro, vermouth, and bitters. The bar's morning cocktails make it a popular brunch spot, as do the duck hash and Bananas Foster French toast. The seating is all communal, and the best seats in the house are either on the second-floor loft or at the chef's counter.

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17. Presidio Social Club Bldg 563 Ruger St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Presidio Heights)

PSC's brunch slings specialty cocktails like the absinth/Champagne "Death in the Afternoon", before fortifying your stomach with action like "GI Jose's Special" (chilequiles w/eggs any style), or the poached-egg-abetted.

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18. Schmidt's Deli 2400 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (The Mission)

Schmidt's is a German beer hall in the Mission serves up traditional Deutsch dishes like eingelegtes gemĂĽse, chicken schnitzel served with cabbage slaw and corn fritters, and grilled sausage served with sweet and hot mustards, house made braised sauerkraut and potato salad along with their well-stocked beer cellar.

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19. Park Tavern 1652 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach)

If you're looking for a restaurant in North Beach packed with San Franciscans of all neighborhoods, head to Park Tavern. This upscale spot is homey and bustling, and the food is part Southern comfort, part English pub. Every table gets the famed lamb-and-beef Marlowe burger and a starter of smoky deviled eggs, but those in the know will get an extra order of eggs to put on their burger. Park Tavern is also a bonafide brunch hotspot with the best Bloody Marys and a menu filled with griddled goods (pancakes and more pancakes) and savory eggs. And that burger.

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20. Outerlands 4001 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Outer Sunset)

Outerlands may be famous for its brunch (those Dutch pancakes are baked in a cast iron skillet and are so perfectly fluffy that you may never have another pancake again), but the food is pretty phenomenal at all meals — and the wait isn’t quite so insane later in the day. We’re obsessed with the cast-iron grilled cheese at lunch, the smoked chicken at dinner, and every single baked thing made in-house. Plus, it’s so pretty inside.

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21. Elite Cafe 2049 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Pacific Heights)

Nestled into Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights, the handsome, wood-laden Elite Cafe is beloved for its New Orleans-inspired brunch and dinner menus, which feature dishes like breakfast biscuits with fried ham, chicken jambalaya with squash and turnips, crawfish etouffee, and duck gumbo. Make sure you save room for the bacchus, a giant bananas foster sundae with crème fraiche ice cream, chocolate pearls, toasted coconut, and walnuts. In addition to Creole classics, there are exceptional cocktail standbys like a Hurricane, a Sazerac, and (of course) Bloody Marys at brunch.

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22. Stones Throw 1896 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Russian Hill)

This Russian Hill spot does dinner and brunch really, really well. The menu is always changing (because it's seasonal) but you'll always find fish, meat, and vegetables fancied up with anything from chimichurri to saffron aioli. There's also a burger that comes with the only thing better than fries: tater tots. The dining room has a view of the open kitchen and wine cellar and can tailor it to a range of parties, so the restaurant is a great choice for group dining.

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23. Ella's 500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Presidio Heights)

If you're sick of waiting for hours for your avocado toast, make your way to Laurel Heights for a brunch spot that's gloriously free from the lines San Franciscans have come to expect for the morning meal. Ella's has all your usual brunch suspects, like a daily Benedict, buttermilk pancakes, and a fried egg sandwich. Whatever you go with, start your meal off with the sticky bun appetizer (and maybe split it with a friend, cause it's definitely big enough).

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24. The Cavalier 360 Jesse St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

An upscale pub-style joint in Soma from the folks behind Park Tavern, Marlowe, and S&R Lounge, The Cav serves a British-themed menu with hearty standouts like venison tartare; a bacon, caramelized onion, and cheddar burger; and Shepherd's pie.

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25. Little Griddle 1400 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Civic Center)

The first solo project from a 25yr-old dude with mad restaurant DNA (his fam owns Happy Donuts, next-door Ma'velous, and across-the-street Cafico), LG is a mid-Market breakfast n' burger joint that looks sort of like your grandma's kitchen (assuming hers also seats 28), from spatula-and-wooden-spoon-stuffed wall racks, to an old rotary phone, to custom tables made of chopping blocks, no doubt found in NBC's dumpster.

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26. Nopa 560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Alamo Square)

Nopa is a San Francisco institution that does everything really, really well. It's the best brunch in Western Addition and one of the best in the whole city. Its burger is perfect with pickled onions and French fries, especially when eaten at the bar. It's a one-stop-shop for a date, a birthday dinner, or dinner with your parents. Plus, the kitchen is open until 1 AM for a full dinner. Yeah, this place wins at everything.

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27. The Tipsy Pig 2231 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (The Marina)

Brunch and the Marina go together like bacon and eggs (and bottomless mimosas), and The Tipsy Pig has all these things, plus everything else you could ever want in a gastropub. Outdoor patio? Check. 40 local and worldly brews? Check. Cocktails? You get the idea. You’re going to want to get here early on a Sunday morning to stake out a spot outside and stay here all day chowing down on huevos rancheros, old-fashioned doughnuts, and the killer burger.

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28. Brenda's French Soul Food 652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Polk)

Two words: crawfish beignets. We could stop there convinced you’d still check out the brunch at this Tenderloin soul food eatery, but we’ll go on. Get the beignet flight, so you can also sample the classic, chocolate, and Granny Smith apple varieties. The massive menu has more than just fried treats, though. You can chow down on Creole-style favorites like gumbo, shrimp and grits, and andouille omelettes. The brunch wait can be long, but we promise it's worth it -- especially after you try a Creole Bloody.

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29. Mymy 1500 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Nob Hill)

Located in Nob Hill along the trolley line, Mymy is a diner-like breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot. The six varieties of eggs Benedict take the humble egg to new levels, and the pancakes come in powdered sugar-topped and golden-brown stacks. Unsurprisingly, the weekend draws the biggest crowds and there's usually a wait for a table in the mini space, but the promise of mimosas and extra-crispy bacon will help speed things along.

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30. Skool Restaurant 1725 Alameda St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

Skool is a Potrero Hill gem serving up seafood and Asian fusion food. The space has a sun-soaked dog-friendly patio that's a hit for brunch and $1 oysters. You won't find any sushi on the Japanese-leaning menu, but you will find mix-and-match dishes like monkfish liver mousse, Dungeness crab deviled eggs, and Japanese fried chicken and waffles.

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31. Pork Store Cafe 1451 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Lower Haight)

This notorious SF spot is known for its crazy-delicious brunches at either location. Get down with a number of locally-inspired plates, or get sipping on some super tasty 'tails.

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32. Grindz Restaurant 832 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118 (The Richmond)

For the best Tiki-free Hawaiian food in San Francisco, go to Grindz in Inner Richmond. The spot serves lunch and dinner during the week and brunch on the weekends. Everything on the sweet-and-savoury menu is addictive. There will be SPAM, and it will taste amazing, especially when fried in cornmeal batter or shredded atop buttermilk waffles. The portions are pretty generous, and even if you've cleaned your plate off, you'll still want to order the Hawaiian bread pudding for dessert.

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33. Hops & Hominy 1 Tillman Place, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Union Square)

Tucked away in a hidden alleyway just off Union Square, this underrated Southern spot churns out crisp, juicy country fried steak, homey chicken & dumplings, and tomato-brandy sauced shrimp & grits. In case you couldn't tell by the name, you'll also find a strong beer selection on their eight rotating taps, though if hops aren't your thing you could always opt for a cocktail like the Smoked Bacon Manhattan.

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34. Chloe's Café 1399 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Chloe's is a hotspot on Church St for insanely delectable brunch treats.

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35. Cliff House 1090 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

With jaw-dropping views of Ocean Beach, the craggy coast-hugging Land’s End, and the wild, blue Pacific, Cliff House is a classy brunch or dinner spot perched on aon the edge of a cliff on the lip of the Pacific Ocean. Sit by a window to experience the dizzying, romantic effects of feeling on the edge of the world and don’t forget to order a $5 Irish coffee. This is the ultimate place to start a Sunday day date with a mimosa brunch or take in a sunset on a clear/clear-enough evening.

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