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The Best Brunch Spots In North Beach, San Francisco
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The Best Brunch Spots In North Beach, San Francisco

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Updated: 2 December 2016
Also known as San Francisco’s Little Italy, North Beach, California hosts a plethora of places to grab a late morning to midday meal. Here’s a list of the five best brunch spots to visit when in the area.
Mama’s © Becky Snyder/Flickr
Mama’s | © Becky Snyder/Flickr

Mama’s

Mama’s is a long-established gem of the North Beach neighborhood. The variety of French toast options on offer guarantee you a tasty and filling experience. The homemade cranberry-orange toast battered in walnuts is a must-try. In addition to a variety of breakfast options, you will also find typical brunch fare such as huevos rancheros and homemade buttermilk pancakes.

Mama’s, 1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA, USA, 415 362-6421

Caffe DeLucchi © Burnt Fat/Flickr
Caffe DeLucchi | © Burnt Fat/Flickr

Caffe DeLucchi

If you don’t have the time to stand in line at Mama’s, then grab a seat at this cozy spot in the heart of San Francisco’s Little Italy. At Caffe DeLucchi you can choose from traditional brunch fare, such as eggs Benedict, but also the not so traditional, such as the artichoke hash Benedict served with polenta. A must-have on the menu is the Elvis In North Beach! Sandwich, a beautifully prepared sandwich on ciabatta bread made with homemade peanut butter, smoked bacon, fig jam and bananas.

Caffe DeLucchi, 500 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA, 415 393-4515

The Plant Café Organic © Nicole Cho/Flickr
The Plant Café Organic | © Nicole Cho/Flickr

The Plant

Although The Plant is a chain restaurant, with six locations in the Bay Area, the Pier Three location is it’s most memorable site. Offering both open and covered seating along the Pier, it has views that complement its elegantly prepared organic fare. Offered on the menu at The Plant are the basil and pesto tofu scrambles served with sourdough bread, a variety of burgers, pizzas, and a delicious selection of pastries, alongside numerous gluten-free options.

The Plant, Pier 3, The Embarcadero #108, San Francisco, CA, USA, +(415) 984-0437

Belle Cora © Courtesy of Yelp
Belle Cora | © Courtesy of Yelp

Belle Cora

Named after a famous San Francisco madam who married her gambler husband hours before he was hung, Belle Cora is the newest bar and restaurant in North Beach. This small restaurant is decorated in shades of red, and hosts a large front patio where guests can dine under weeping willow trees. It is is the perfect spot for people-watching on a summer’s day. Brunch includes bottomless mimosas.

Belle Cora, 565 Green St, San Francisco, CA, USA, 415 872-5451

Caffe Puccini © Bryce Glass/Flickr
Caffe Puccini | © Bryce Glass/Flickr

Caffe Puccini

Caffe Puccini is a charming and cozy Italian cafe and restaurant perfect for your morning cup of caffeine and a pastry. The staff is exceptionally friendly and this place can quickly become part of your weekend routine. Inside, the walls are covered with opera pictures and the jukebox plays classical music. Big windows allow you to watch the daytime buzz of North Beach. More reason to have a second cappuccino and watch the morning go by.

Caffe Puccini, 411 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA, 415 989-7033