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San Francisco, California is famous for its brunches. All over the city, people gather on weekends to enjoy bottomless mimosas, omelets, sandwiches, and pastries. Here are the best brunches in the Pacific Heights area.
Located in the heart of Pacific Heights, Jane on Fillmore serves healthy and high quality brunch fare with delicious gluten-free and vegan options. Savory favorites include the egg white sandwich with spinach, avocado, provolone, and Sriracha hot sauce. There’s also the smoked salmon platter served with a toasted rye bagel, sliced red onion, tomatoes, capers, and cream cheese. For a more healthy and simple brunch, order a smoothie or the fresh berries and homemade granola, with the option of substituting in vegan and gluten-free granola. Jane also offers a variety of toast, from gluten-free bread to house sourdough, topped with fresh avocado, soft boiled egg, pickled jalapeño, and shallots. Weekend specials include a sausage biscuit and a baked French toast with house challah, blueberries, and Meyer lemon mascarpone. Diners cannot go wrong with any item on the menu — everything is fresh and delicious. Anyone heading over to Jane on a weekend should expect a long wait and line out the door as it is a local favorite.
Jane, 2123 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 931 5263
An outstanding restaurant on Fillmore, Fresca offers Peruvian cuisine with a personal twist. In addition to traditional breakfast fare, Fresca’s brunch menu includes ceviche, empanadas, and other South American specialties. Those in the mood for breakfast prefer the hearty lomo open-faced omelet with sautéed steak strips, onion, tomato, cilantro, French fries, and jack cheese. For the perfect marriage of sweet and savory flavors, be sure to try the lechon asado. This is a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and aji Amarillo-mango mustard served on toasted Dutch crunch. Enjoy weekend brunch in Fresca’s inviting atmosphere with a group of friends and take advantage of their bottomless mimosas.
Fresca, 2114 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 447 2768
Head to Troya for a Turkish-Mediterranean twist on traditional brunch fare. The meals here are prepared with organic, sustainable, and local ingredients. Although the brunch menu is short and changes often, each item is well thought out. Be sure to try the house-made Turkish bread with honey and a side of hash browns served with spicy yogurt sauce. For a more filling and hearty meal, order the warm hummus with lamb bacon, pears, and grilled pita bread. Those with a sweet tooth love the blueberry pancakes with pomegranate whipped cream, hazelnuts, and caramelized bananas.
Troya, 2125 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 563 1000
Located on Washington Street in Pacific Heights, Chouquet’s serves traditional French food in a warm and charming space. Locals enjoy eating here for the ambiance and brunch, which is served only on Saturdays and Sundays. Two fan favorites are the smoked salmon Benedict and the omelet Parisienne with prosciutto, gruyere and mushrooms. Diners in the mood for lunch fare enjoy the pan-seared salmon with organic vegetables and Parisian sauce, as well as the mussels finished with shallots, garlic, parsley, cream and white wine and served with French fries. The restaurant’s cozy and casual ambiance includes a nice view of Fillmore Street. This place provides a great place to watch passersby and enjoy a long weekend brunch with friends.
Chouquet’s, 2500 Washington St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 359 0075
Located in Lower Pacific Heights, Sweet Maple is one of the area’s most popular brunch spots. It declares itself the home of Millionaire’s bacon. As such, any visit would be incomplete without ordering a side of their famous Millionaire’s bacon. This is thick free-range bacon baked with brown sugar, cayenne, red, and black pepper. It is so mouthwateringly delicious that it was featured on the Discovery Network’s United States of Bacon. The Blackstone Benedict, made with Millionaire’s bacon, asparagus, cherry tomato, and Meyer lemon hollandaise, is wildly popular among new and veteran diners. Those craving a sweet dish love the Big Hip, Sweet Maple’s famous deep-fried French toast. Although it is a fantastic place to dine with a large group, be prepared to wait for a table on the weekends, as it is a well-known and beloved spot.
Sweet Maple, 2101 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 655 9169