5 great brunch spots worth waiting for in San Francisco

1) Outerlands

A warm, woodsy spot for a comfy meal anytime of the day – especially in this often chilly and foggy part of the city. Think thick cast iron-grilled cheese sandwich and Dutch pancakes. Expect long lines for weekend brunch, but they have parklets outside where you can hang out and catch up with friends over coffee.

a lively morning at Outerlands cafe in SF

Leslie Santarina

2) Plow

Arguably one of the top spots for weekend brunch and breakfast – and rightfully so. Breakfast here is so good it’s served all day throughout the week. Get the lemon ricotta pancakes on top of anything you decide to order. And do expect a wait during peak times; you won’t be disappointed.

beautiful and stylish interior of Plow restaurant in San Francisco

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3) Zazie

Brunch is served everyday here and the egg options are tremendous and endless. There are over nine kinds of pancakes and French toast styles to choose from. Eggs Benedict and griddle items are priced at one, two, or three pieces.

outdoor dining area at the street side of Zazie SF

4) Primavera

This may be the best breakfast or brunch you’ll find at this farmers market. It also happens to be the stand with the longest line. Folks eagerly wait for their plate of fresh, organic tamales, tacos and chilaquiles. The latter is the crowd favorite each time. Saturdays only from 8 am to 2 pm.

breakfast food at Primavera  Mexican food market

Kristin Bass

at: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, 1 Ferry Plaza

+1 415 693 0996

5) Mama's On Washington Square

Perhaps the most iconic breakfast spot in the city which has been serving for over fifty years. Select from many omelettes, benedicts and other egg dishes, then order some of their fresh baked goods with some homemade jam. Look for the long line forming around the corner of the park.

restaurant interior of Mama's on Washington Square

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