When the weekend is closely approaching and where to have brunch is the question at hand, ditch your regular spot and mix it up with one of our favourite picks for the top brunches in Noe Valley.
Whether you’re looking for the classic eggs and toast or wanting to spruce it up a bit, Savor is your next stop for a weekend brunch. Pick your poison with dishes ranging from chicken and waffles smothered in gravy and maple syrup, to crab cakes topped with poached eggs covered in hollandaise sauce. If the weather is nice enough (and when is it not in Noe Valley?), ask to be seated in the outside patio area.
Here at Toast Eatery, the brunch game is strong and be prepared to take a minute or two to make your decision on what to have. Try their breakfast burrito (enough for two) and have it ‘wet’, which means it is covered in ranchero sauce. If you’re not in the savory mood, instead indulge in a belgian waffle smothered in strawberries, blueberries and bananas and drizzled with nutella.
Presentation is everything at Cafe XO. Located just at the cusp of Glen Park, Cafe XO offers a great selection of homemade pies, smoothies, muffins, and other delectable treats to satisfy your brunch cravings. Take a seat by the window and people watch or nestle into the corner nook and surf the internet on your laptop using their free wifi.
For extra hungry brunchers, get to Chloe’s Cafe early and secure your spot along with the long line waiting to do the same. They open at 8am everyday, so plan wisely to get your brunch fix. Do as the regulars do and order the croissant french toast. Yes, that is french toast made from croissants, as if french toast couldn’t get any better. Other favorites include the avocado and jarlsberg sandwich and banana walnut pancakes.
For an international dining experience, look no further than Pomelo. From dishes inspired by classic Irish corned beef and hash to Korean scallion pancakes, every dining experience at Pomelo will be like a whole new one.
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Tucked away toward the edge of Noe Valley lies Diamond Cafe, a hidden gem. After you make the trek up 24th Street and (finally) reach it, find a table and order a cold glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Try their huevos rancheros platter if you’re looking to chow down, but if a snack is more of your calling, try one of their sweet morning buns.
If you’re looking for a twist on a classic breakfast food, stop in at Griddle Fresh and order their take on a traditional breakfast by ordering souffle pancakes. Offered in flavors like lemon ricotta and banana walnut, they will be sure to change the way you see pancakes forever. Show up early as this place gets packed early on the weekends.
If pastries are your jam, head on over to La Boulange de Noe. Take a gander at the vast selection of pastries offered ranging from savory to sweet. Try a fresh berry tart to satisfy your sweet tooth or cheese danish if you’re looking for something savory. If you want something more filling, opt for their baker’s breakfast pizza with smoked salmon. Bring your pup along too for brunch and grab a table outside!
Walking through the doors of Hamlet will transport you to the modern feel of an after work joint in SOMA. Every plate here at Hamlet has an interesting spin on the classic dishes we know and love. If you’re a big fan of bacon, try their spicy maple bacon dish accompanied with hashbrowns, toast and eggs. If you like to keep it simple with granola, try their house made granola with seasonal fruit and mint-honey yogurt. Because no brunch be without fun cocktails, try the cleverly named Big Poppy and Yeeazy Like Sunday Morning, they are just as great tasting as they are fun to order.
Occupying what used to be Pasta Pomodoro is now Novy, a family run neighborhood restaurant that is sure to become a favorite. Stop by for a loaded breakfast quesadilla filled with fried eggs, chicken apple sausage, peppers, and sour cream. With full dishes at reasonable prices, you’ll get more than your money’s worth.