Undoubtedly one of the most unique restaurants on Union Street, the Palm House is decorated with tropical-themed pieces and looks like it just came out of Florida or Louisiana. The menu options at the Palm House are quite delectable and include items such as the Tahitian vanilla waffle and the fried chicken sandwich. When it rains outside, the Palm House does offer happy hours, thus providing a little perk if it happens to rain during your weekend brunch.
Palm House, 2032 Union St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 400 4355
While plenty of other restaurants on the street offer delicious waffles, if you are truly searching for the best out there, Belga has got your back. Not only are their Belgian waffles to die for, they also have various other breakfast treats including brioche beignets and berries with yogurt. They have brunch on the weekends from 11am to 3pm, and to top it off they have a highly extensive beer list which is served all day every day, so why not start your morning off right with a beer and some waffles?
Belga, 2000 Union St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 872 7350
Although there are various Perry’s locations around San Francisco, the Cow Hollow location is in fact the oldest, and it’s been around for five decades for a reason. One of the more popular places to dine, Perry’s is always full on the weekends, and with their welcoming ambiance and extensive menu it’s not surprising. From grilled artichokes to Buffalo wings, even the appetizer menu is phenomenal – so sit the wait out and go explore the area.
Perry’s, 1944 Union St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 922 9022
One of the few Mexican restaurants in the area, Sabrosa offers premier weekend brunches created with sustainable ingredients by Chef Jose Ramos. Brunch runs from 11am to 4pm on the weekends, and the menu includes items from Ibarra Mexican French toast to a green chili hamburger. Be sure to try their brunch tacos, and don’t forget to create your own mimosas with a choice of four different juices.
Sabrosa, 3200 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 638 6500
Although the Brick Yard is only open for brunch on the weekends, it is more than worth going here to try their breakfast. They have unique options, including a breakfast burger and a lamb Benedict, as well as the more traditional breakfast items such as eggs and potatoes – entitled ‘The Usual’ – and French toast. The Brick Yard is a popular place to watch sports, so if it happens to be a game day do be forewarned that it may be quite crowded.
The Brick Yard, 1787 Union St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 400 4712
Offering French cuisine, Gamine is open for brunch on the weekends and has a great atmosphere for a relaxed meal. They have abundant breakfast egg options, from countless omelets to oeufs cocottes (poached eggs) with various different toppings, and they offer French toast, too, of course. They have a separate lunch menu that you can choose from as well, including crêpes and sandwiches.
Gamine, 2223 Union St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 771 7771