I previously posted about my two amazing days in San Francisco (link), so I am following up with a list of excellent places where we ate, all of which are highly recommended!
Mama’s is a traditional family business on Washington Square offering delicious comfort food. They have a ton of different pancakes, French toasts and omelets that you can choose. The house specialty is the Monte Cristo sandwich made with French toast brioche. This is a MUST TRY! It’s seriously one of the best sandwiches I ever had!
The omelets are also amazing (very generous portions). The omelette I tried was the Italian style with sausage and pesto.
Be ready to wait coming here. The place is small, and there are no reservations available. Get there really early to get a good spot inside. If you can, avoid the weekends since it’s way more crowded. We went on a Friday, and we had to wait at least 30-45 minutes to get in.
Address: 1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Another famous, family run restaurant known for their pancakes. The eggs benedict was delicious and was a huge portion. The banana pancake was just perfect (I love bananas) and also a huge plate. It’s a good thing San Francisco has so many hills… after you’re done eating you can burn off all you ate lol.
Address: 1500 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Brenda's French Soul Food
Brenda's French Soul Food serves a mix of creole / french soul food (think po’ boys, beignets, grits, etc.) with unique sauces (kinda hollandaise-ish) with their dishes.
The chicken Benedict is really good, and instead of an English muffin, they serve it with butter bisque.
Address: 652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102
A famous Mexican spot known for their delicious burritos, La Taqueria is over on Mission Street in the Mission area of SF, a very alternative area (aka the Williamsburg of San Francisco).
Another place that has limited tables and is packed on the weekends. Very good food for a decent price.
Address: 2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Many organic and vegetarian options around. We didn’t eat anything because we were already full from La Taqueria, but everything looked delicious, especially various kinds of cheeses.
Address: One Ferry Building #50, San Francisco, CA 94111
Known for animal shaped bread, Boudin is a French bakery with two floors full of options. If you like seafood, the Clam’s shoulder looks absolutely delicious.
Menu and address: boudinbakery.com
Zero Zero is an Italian restaurant located in the South of Market district offering a list of modern Italian dishes. This was our choice to have dinner our first night in San Francisco.
We ordered an avocado and pork coppa bruschetta, and loved it. It’s so original! I never saw an avocado bruschetta at an Italian restaurant before. For my main course I had a delicious gnocchi with pork belly ragu, another great option, and for dessert, a vanilla soft serve with hot caramel fudge and a chocolate brownie. The pizza there is also very popular, with a variety of different toppings / options.
Address: 826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Chapeu is a French bistro serving up delicious food. We went there during Restaurant Week, so they offered a 3 course meal for a fix price. The service was excellent and the chef walked around the tables to talk to the customers, a nice touch. Overall, everything was very delicious.
Address: 126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Bi Rite offers organic ice cream and exotic flavors (such as rose water) and is one of the most famous places in San Francisco when it comes to ice cream. We waited 1 hour on line to try it. It was good, but not worth the time. I recommend trying it if the line is shorter, probably during a weekday. It’s very close to Mission Dolores Park, so if you’re in the area, check it out.
Address: 3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
With an extensive list of restaurants and cafes, San Francisco is the perfect place to enjoy great food (we sure did!). Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @eat_travel_andlove to see all the videos I have of San Francisco, all saved in the highlights.