Located on a mostly quiet and residential portion of Clement Street, Heartbaker has been popular among locals since owner and pastry chef Sybil Johnson opened its doors in 2013. Though the name Heartbaker is an obvious nod to the plethora of baked goods sold, their brunch menu items are just as clever and delicious. Brunch is served on weekends only and is the place to go if you’re looking for a little something that is equal parts homemade, delicious, and different. Try the a peach dumpling and see if you don’t feel the love for Heartbaker too.
Heartbaker, 1408 Clement St. San Francisco, CA, USA +1 (415) 592 6008
Most people know of Marla Bakery thanks to their delicious bread, baked fresh and delivered to your favorite markets and restaurants daily. But did you know your favorite bakery also has a storefront on Balboa Street in the Richmond? And did you know they just recently started doing weekend brunch? Brunch at Marla’s is awesome because there is something for everyone. Plus, most dishes come accompanied by a warm baked good fresh from their wood burning oven.
Marla Bakery, 3619 Balboa St. San Francisco, CA, USA +1 (415) 742 4379
Eats is your quintessential San Francisco brunch spot. They have a bunch of speciality items on the menu, including a chocolate banana pancake and variations of something they call fancy toast, which you can order with anything from pomegranate cinnamon goat cheese to honey almond butter. This is definitely something to write home about. In true San Francisco fashion, things get a little busy on the weekends, so it’s best to stop in midweek to beat the crowd. Eats is open daily from 8am to 2.30pm.
Eats Cafe, 50 Clement St. San Francisco, CA, USA +1 (415) 751 8000
Lucky Penny is the Richmond’s best kept secret. It is a no-frills, diner style operation where you can get anything from eggs and bacon to grilled cheese or chicken fried steak at any time. And when we say any time, we mean that literally, as Lucky Penny is open 24/7. Why wait until the morning (when your hangover is in full effect) to get breakfast, when you can just do it before the sun comes up?
Lucky Penny, 2670 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA, USA +1 (415) 921 0836
The couple running Cassava has created a homey space for themselves and others on Balboa Street in the Outer Richmond. Unlike most places in San Francisco, you needn’t worry about missing brunch there because they serve it every day. Granted, they only have specialty items like duck leg confit salad, and lamb merguez on the weekends. However, you can indulge in a Japanese-style breakfast that includes koshihikari rice, miso soup, and pickled vegetables any day of the week.
Cassava, 3519 Balboa St. San Francisco, CA, USA +1 (415) 640 8990