Wednesday, May 1, 2013

San Francisco: Eight Great Breakfast Spots Around Union Square


Whether you find yourself in need of a complete breakfast or just coffee-and, stop in at any of these reliable spots.  Most open at around 7 a.m.  Then, properly refueled, at around 10 a.m. you can head out to a morning of shopping or sightseeing.

Emporio Rulli Caffè at Union Square  On Union Square/Stockton St., (415) 433-1122.  Daily 7am-7pm; $.  The menu is simple:  hot drinks and Italian pastries in the morning, wines and beers and sandwiches in the afternoon.  My favorite is a coffee au lait with a kipfen—a puff pastry confection stuffed with almond paste.  Some seating is available inside, and plenty more is scattered outside on the square. 
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12 comments:

  1. We lived in the bay area for 30+ years and always enjoyed a day trip to the city. So many wonderous foodie opportunities in which to indulge!

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  2. I too love the San Francisco area having lived there for 25+ years. I am not far away and will add some of these to my list to check out! Thanks!

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  3. You sure no how to destroy my resolve for dieting. San Fran is my favorite place for fresh fish and the clam chowder in a bread bowl. I just loved your breakfast spots and have added to my next visit there.

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  4. It's been years since I've been to San Francisco. Lately I've been thinking it's time to go back again. This post just added to that feeling. I'll keep these places in mind.

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  5. We had breakfast at Sears during a May visit to San Francisco. I cannot pinpoint why, but I did not enjoy the experience as much this time as I did on other visits.

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  6. They did change ownership a few years back. Might be as a result of that.

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  7. We really need to visit San Francisco, I don't know what we're waiting for.

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  8. All of these places sound marvelous and the menus divine! I especially want to try the kifpen or the sourdough french toast - Mmmmmm!

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  9. Next time i am in the neighborhood, I will know where to go!

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  10. Almond croissants are absolutely my favourite - That could be enough to cross Oceans for ;)

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  11. The French Toast at the W Hotel in San Fran is one of the best breakfasts I've ever had! It was covered with roasted banana, toasted pecans, and caramel sauce and was absolutely decadent!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, though for reader's info--the W is not really in the immediate Union Square area.

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