There’s never a bad time to go into town and have a brunch day out in the world, and the people of Daly City understand this better than most. Let us show you the best spots to enjoy a brunch out in San Francisco’s busy neighbor, Daly City.
Mission Edge Cafe and Rotisserie
Cafe, Restaurant, Peruvian, Spanish, South American
Mission’s Edge is a café-restaurant that offers a unique take on most usual brunch fare spots. Mission’s Edge serves some of the best cappuccinos and lattes this side of the Daly City BART. They are probably best known for their rotisserie chicken dishes, which give a juicy and succulent new addition to the traditional brunch menu. Their savory chicken is tossed in a must-try mixed greens salad with creamy dressing and croutons. Don’t forget to try some of their homemade lemonade as a chilled alternative to morning coffee.
If you are looking for that classic San Francisco brunch experience a little outside of the city, then Val’s Restaurant & Lounge will more than satisfy. From eggs benedict to huevos rancheros to sirloin steak and eggs, if it comes hot out of the skillet, Val’s got all your bases covered. Val’s even offers a wide selection of sandwiches and patty melts for the fans of delicious dishes served between bread. Stop by and try some skillet specialties, like the blue cheese and bacon sprinkled eggs of Val’s 89th Street special.
A prime showcase of Daly City’s proud Filipino community, Tselogs offers a unique brunch time meal you won’t taste elsewhere. Tselogs takes authentic Filipino flavors with American comfort food fare to make a memorable mix that they are sure will ‘go mainstream’ and become a new favorite. Almost all dishes come with a steaming hot side of garlic rice and an egg cooked to your liking. These rice dishes have a variety of different toppings, such as corn, beef, and hot pepper. When you come, don’t forget to top everything off with the buko pie, made with custard and coconut.
For those looking to spice up their brunch menu without having to bring a passport, Patio Español may be just for you. A large ‘open air’ restaurant, Patio Español brings Daly City a piping hot brunch in the form of tasty tapas and generous helpings. Their tapas both hot and cold, include Serrano ham with pineapple and tomato bread with olive oil and ham and even lemony calamari. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Spanish brunch without a signature paella dish on the menu. Come and try some seafood paella so rich that you’re sure to say salúd.
While still offering the all-American brunch of eggs and pancakes, Boulevard Café stands out from the rest with a slight Mexican twist. Set in a modern-chic interpretation of the classic diner atmosphere, Boulevard serves up its fair share of flapjacks and Belgian waffles hot off the griddle. They even have their own salsa verde breakfast burritos as well as chorizo and lingua. Top off this one-of-a-kind brunch with a refreshing glass of their pomegranate mimosa, or for those looking to have a unique morning experience, try their vodka, Kahlua, and chilled espresso drink, deemed the ‘java-tini.’
A quieter locale on the list, Westlake Coffee Shop embraces its small family-owned atmosphere with a delicious brunch menu and spirit. Right next to the Daly City theater, Westlake makes for the perfect meal before or after a day at the movies, with their deli-style Reuben sandwiches or their ‘famous three-egg omelets.’ These omelets contain just about any ingredient you could ever want to be mixed in with your eggs, with some unique selections being Italian meat sauce and turkey. Come and try a ‘famous omelet’ for yourself so you’ll leave satisfied and starstruck.
Gateway Kitchen offers plenty of tasty rice dishes and eggs, they also offer Hong Kong-style foods as well, such as the HK-style pork chop. Their silog is the Filipino version of a rice breakfast including various meats such as pork, beef, and even duck. Come and take a taste for yourself in a Filipino brunch that can only be described as American comfort food meets the exotic spiciness of the Philippines.