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 Post subject: Brunch suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:48 pm 
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Hi,
Looking for peoples suggestions for the 'best' brunch in the city, that we can enjoy on our planned visit in a couple of weeks. We are based in the financial district (without a car) but are willing to travel for good a good brunch.
I have looked at The Plant and Source but are there any that people would prefer that I may of missed?
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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:21 pm 
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I think for brunch you can't go wrong with St. Francis Fountain on 24th. They have a lot of vegan options and great, traditional diner brunch food.

If you'd rather hit something closer to BART, Boogaloo's on Valencia has a handful of good vegan options.

Both places have long waits so show up early or be prepared.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:22 pm 
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Weird fish and Herbivore. Plant cafe.


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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Gunnar Handsome wrote:
Herbivore.


My friend found a whole cockroach inside his lasagna there. Waitress' response: "so what would you like me to do?" ::shrug::

JUST SAYIN'.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:33 pm 
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If Saha still serves brunch (I don't think it's advertised, but it's available because it's a hotel restaurant) go there! It was my favourite brunch in SF after hangover-cure banh mi. It was a middle-eastern twist on a tofu benedict. Amazing, and a super cozy and comfy dining room.

Jaymoh and I had a lovely roach experience at Cha-ya.


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
Gunnar Handsome wrote:
Herbivore.


My friend found a whole cockroach inside his lasagna there. Waitress' response: "so what would you like me to do?" ::shrug::

JUST SAYIN'.



Hahaha, that's a whole new level of herbivore hatin'.

There's a couple different herbivore locations so go to the one without cockroaches.

Wouldn't go for anything other than brunch, and wouldn't rank it over St Francis or weird fish.


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:50 pm 
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never will i go to herbivore (it gave me the runs at the mission location both times i went) again. i will steer clear of cha-ya. ick.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
My friend found a whole cockroach inside his lasagna there. Waitress' response: "so what would you like me to do?" ::shrug::

JUST SAYIN'.


That is some next level nonsense. I thought it was bad when I got charged for a dessert I didn't gets and that they were out of - the waiter's actual response was "We can't do refunds." And a blank stare.

Money! Exchanged for goods and services! But not cockroaches please!


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:32 am 
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Thanks all the great suggestions, and the steer on Herbivore. As a separate question we are in the city for 3 nights and have Millenium booked for one night, and definitely going to Gracias Madre for the other anything else we shouldn't miss for our evening meal???


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:15 am 
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Are you visiting only SF on this trip? I would really recommend getting over to the East Bay at least once. There are a lot of great options and better weather in general.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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Dinner at the Plant on Embarcadero is really special because you can see the Bay Bridge lights and then walk around the area before/afterwards. Keep that in mind if The Plant isn't on your itinerary yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:26 pm 
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Finally back from our Cali road trip..thanks for e great suggestions. We hit up The plant in the end for brunch,food, view and weather was awesome. Also had top food at Gracias Madre, Source (philly cheesesteak..wow)...and underwhelming food at Millennium, which was a bit of a disappointment.... Such a great city with great people and a really posi attitude..


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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So glad you had a great trip! I feel like Millennium is really built up as the BEST food OMG, it's so difficult to live up to. I've had some really special meals there, but at the same time they really need to up their game. Other restaurants have progressed and moved things forward while Millennium is standing still. Dirt Candy and Crossroads are bringing it while M. is coasting on reputation, it seems.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed your time in the Bay.


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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Gunnar Handsome wrote:
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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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Herbivore, I'm guessing, based on the look of the scramble.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
Herbivore, I'm guessing, based on the look of the scramble.


Noooooo. I've never been there for brunch but I'm still mad at Herbivore. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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i will steer clear of cha-ya. ick.


I haven't been to the SF cha-ya, but I've had nothing but awesome experiences at the one in Berkeley. Their curry udon is tastebudgasmic.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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vijita wrote:
Jaymoh and I had a lovely roach experience at Cha-ya.


TO BE FAIR- the mission as a whole has a big roach problem. Even if you maintain a spic-and-span kitchen and get a 100 on your food inspection card, you cannot control what your neighbors do with their space, and that's where roaches will often come from. If I see a roach on a wall or scuttling across a floor somewhere in the mission, I tend to give the kitchen the benefit of the doubt. If it was in your food, though, that's a whole different story!

My friend's cockroach experience at Herbivore was at the Berkeley location, which is in a building less than 10 years old and far less cramped/cheek-to-jowl than the mission, so I'm less inclined to be forgiving about that.

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every time i think of herbivore i think of running through the mission trying to find a bathroom because of sudden gross bowel movements that last all day...not once but twice...


i do kinda want to grab a milkshake though when i walk by one.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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How is Herbivore still in existence? It is hurting me and it hurts. So many awesome places are struggling and/or out of business and this place still has customers!?


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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
vijita wrote:
Jaymoh and I had a lovely roach experience at Cha-ya.


TO BE FAIR- the mission as a whole has a big roach problem. Even if you maintain a spic-and-span kitchen and get a 100 on your food inspection card, you cannot control what your neighbors do with their space, and that's where roaches will often come from. If I see a roach on a wall or scuttling across a floor somewhere in the mission, I tend to give the kitchen the benefit of the doubt. If it was in your food, though, that's a whole different story!

Yeah, roaches actually don't weird be out that much because I am unfamiliar with them. I just saw a huge bug on the wall behind Jaymoh's head and she suggested we ask to move to a different table. No roaches are going to keep us from deep fried sushi!


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
Herbivore, I'm guessing, based on the look of the scramble.


Noooooo. I've never been there for brunch but I'm still mad at Herbivore. :(


Indeed it is herbivore -- combo plate with pesto scramble and french toast across from a side of tacos and southwestern scramble with blueberry cornbread. Enjoyed on a pleasant outdoor patio at the Divisadero location. You can't see my beer and milkshake off camera.

Best vegan brunch in SF. Guarantee none of the silly vegans in this thread hating so hard on an all-vegan restaurant have ordered this.


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 Post subject: Re: Brunch suggestions
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 11:16 am 
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I have ordered it. The blueberry cornbread is out of this world. However, I take issue with calling a restaurant 'all-vegan' when it serves cockroaches in its food.

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Ugh, I want that brunch now. But they were so mean to me!

Maybe going to the Divisadero location instead of the jerky Berkeley one would solve my conundrum. Maybe not. Maybe?


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