With five locations scattered throughout Northern California, Caffe Trieste is the place that Bay Area residents go for a cup of coffee. It’s been around since 1956, and has earned the slogan “The Espresso Pioneers of the West Coast.” You can’t go wrong with a simple house coffee, but if you have a sweet tooth, try a caffe mocha or a chai latte. Caffe Trieste is also a great place to visit for a meal at any time of day. Go during breakfast hours for a stack of banana nut pancakes, or come at lunchtime for a delicious custom panini.
KronnerBurger is a brunch and lunch spot known for its eponymous burger, which is topped with cheddar mayo, pickles, onion, and lettuce on a pain de mie bun. Even if you’re bored of burgers, you’ll still love this inventive menu. For brunch, try the crispy nettle and potato hash browns, with a soft cooked egg, mustard greens, beets, and crème fraiche. If it’s lunchtime, you can’t go wrong with the smoky pork jowl and white grits with buttermilk gravy and fried eggs.