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The Best Breakfast Sandwiches In San Francisco

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Updated: 2 December 2016
San Francisco sure knows a thing or two about breakfast. Lazy Sunday boozy brunches are legendary around here. But what about getting that delicious weekend breakfast on the go? We have rounded up our list of the five best breakfast sandwiches in San Francisco with plenty of bacon, homemade biscuits, and even some doughnuts.
Breakfast Sandwich at Devil's Teeth Baking Company | Courtesy of Devil's Teeth Baking Company
Breakfast Sandwich at Devil’s Teeth Baking Company | Courtesy of Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company in the Outer Sunset is beloved by locals for their savory pastries, freshly baked sourdough bread, doughnut muffins, and Sunday beignets. But there is something to be said about the beautiful simplicity of their award winning breakfast sandwich. Two eggs scrambled are covered in melted cheddar cheese, layered in perfectly-cooked applewood smoked bacon, and sandwiched between a flakey homemade buttermilk biscuit. Enjoy your breakfast in the charming parklet right outside or walk four blocks to the beach to take in your sandwich with a view.

Bacon Bacon

With a name like Bacon Bacon, it would be plain wrong for their breakfast sandwich to not be on this list. Locals may be familiar with Bacon Bacon food trucks featured around San Francisco, but they also have a brick-and-mortar location in Cole Valley. Bacon Bacon offers a classic breakfast sandwich with an over easy egg with bacon, cheddar, and their signature bacon jam on a toasted brioche bun. There is also the Almost Veggie Breakfast Sandwich which has scrambled eggs, broccoli rabe, roasted red peppers, provolone, and, of course, bacon. Visit their cafe or check out their website for the food truck schedule.

Cowgirl Creamery | © Postcard PR
Cowgirl Creamery | © Postcard PR

Cowgirl Creamery Sidekick Café & Milk Bar

Make a day of visiting the farmers’ market at Ferry Plaza and have your first stop be the breakfast sandwich at Cowgirl Creamery in the Ferry Building. This is a breakfast sandwich unlike any other because it features Cowgirl Creamery’s award winning locally-sourced and seasonal cheeses. The cafe serves a gourmet baked egg breakfast sandwich with sautéed mushrooms, pancetta, and gruyere cheese on an Acme French baguette. On a sunny day, walk down the pier and savor this breakfast sandwich with a breathtaking view of the Bay.

Donut Breakfast Sandwich at Straw | Courtesy of Straw
Donut Breakfast Sandwich at Straw | Courtesy of Straw


Step right up to Straw, a restaurant in Hayes Valley with carnival-inspired comfort food. Along with fun carnival fare like homespun cotton candy, mini corn dogs, and tater tots, Straw makes your wildest breakfast sandwich dreams come true with their Donut Breakfast Sandwich; a fried egg, maple-glazed bacon, both cheddar and jack cheeses with two glazed doughnuts in place of a bun.

Réveille Coffee Co.

Réveille Coffee Co. boasts three locations (including Jackson Square and Castro) in San Francisco, but their North Beach location holds a special place as their first brick-and-mortar cafe. Reveille offers a unique egg-in-the-hole type of breakfast sandwich of a fried egg with braised kale and leek, bacon, and quality gruyere cheese on Starter Bakery toasted levain. Pair this delicious sandwich with their unparalleled coffee. The avocado toast is also a must-try.