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The Best Brunch Spots Near The University Of San Francisco, California

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Updated: 26 October 2016
Are you someone who would rather eat breakfast for lunch? Well, then you have come to the right place. Here are the nine best places to grab brunch near the University of San Francisco, especially if you are a student.  From the absolutely must-try ‘Millionaire’s Bacon’ all the way to homemade Bloody Marys, this Culture Trip list is guaranteed to make your mouth water.

The Corner Store

Have you been in search of an all-around great brunch experience in San Francisco? Then you have to check out The Corner Store, a place that is famous for their weekend brunch. Between choices like their honey biscuits and their chicken & grits, you are guaranteed to leave feeling satisfied beyond words. Additionally, it is also located right on the corner of Masonic and Geary, just across from The Super Target, making it a perfect location to go for a nice stroll afterwords.

The Corner Store, 5 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 359 1800

Biscuit Which Has Been Broken - corner store

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Haight Patio Café & Crepery

Have you ever heard of stuffed French toast? Well, now you have. Located on one of the oldest streets in San Francisco, Haight Patio Café & Crepery offers some of the most unique, mouth-watering dishes you can find for brunch.  Not to mention that they are famous for their breakfast crepes – something that you can’t just get anywhere. Their seating area has a beautiful sunroof over it to make sure that customers stay warm and relaxed.

Haight Patio Café & Crepery, 1428 Haight St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 864 8484


If you have been looking for a place to get brunch on weekdays as well as the weekend, then Zazie is the place for you. They start serving breakfast for customers at 8am everyday and then extend it until 2pm for late brunch. Zazie also has two options for seating – indoors in a comfortable atmosphere or ‘semi-outdoors’ in a vibrant garden patio with tables for customers to eat at and relax. 

Zazie, 941 Cole St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 564 5332

Classic breakfast at Zazie | © Jessica Spengler/Flickr

Classic breakfast at Zazie | © Jessica Spengler/Flickr


Although Nopa only serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, it is still a great place to go on a lazy weekend morning. Their brunch starts at 10:30am and continues on late into the afternoon. With dishes like grilled cherry pistachio pound cake and custard French toast with maple butter and apples, you will start to wish that you could order everything on the menu, especially their Bloody Marys, considering that they use their own house-spiced tomato juice to make them. 

Nopa, 560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 864 8643

Time For A Bloody Mary! - Nopa

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Sweet Maple

If you are a bacon lover, then look no further. Here at Sweet Maple, almost every breakfast dish comes with their famous ‘Millionaire’s Bacon.’ They are located on Sutter Street, in a comfortable, relaxing neighborhood, and they have made the quite the name for themselves, considering that they have been featured on Rachel Ray’s cooking show.

Sweet Maple, 2101 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 655 9169

Cooked Bacon

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Rose’s Café

Rose’s Café offers you the luxury of enjoying your brunch while sitting indoors or outdoors in the beautiful sunshine. Located in a beautiful and tranquil area on the corner of Union and Steiner Streets, their menu is also one of a kind, offering dishes like house-made granola with fruit and yogurt, smoked salmon pizza, and French toast.

Rose’s Café, 2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 775 2200


If you’ve been craving a Hawaiian-style breakfast, then Grindz is where you want to be. Every single dish that they serve is purely Hawaiian. Their menu ranges from dishes like apple banana pancakes to Grindz’ bread pudding, and even chocolate haupia pie, making it one amazing Hawaiian experience that shouldn’t be missed. Not to mention that in 2015 their malasadas were even featured in Thrillist as one of the best doughnuts in the city.

Grindz, 832 Clement St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 221 4746

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Magic Flute Garden Ristorante

The atmosphere at Magic Flute Garden Ristorante one of a kind, with both indoor and outside seating areas on a beautiful wooded patio that is still partially shaded to keep temperatures pleasant on hot days. Their award-winning menu features entrees such as eggs Benedict, and they even offer pizza as an appetizer.

Magic Flute Garden Ristorante, 3673 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 922 1225


Did you know that breakfast could be served with a salad? At Blackwood, all of their breakfast is served with a rainbow potato, ciabatta salad, and ciabatta toast. The best part of all is that their Brunch starts at 9am and continues on all the way until 4pm. The next time you’re craving an omelet in the afternoon, just go to Blackwood located on Chestnut Street and they’ll be sure to deliver.

Blackwood, 2150 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 931 9663