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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

From the days of "free love" and the height of the Haight-Asbury district to today's tech boom, San Francisco's face may have changed over the years—but its heart and soul remains the same. Even if the residents don't wear flowers in their hair anymore, they certainly take the time to smell the roses every day. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Whether the restaurant sits in the business district of the Embarcadero or near the major throughway of Van Ness, they all have one thing in common: some of the best breakfast in San Francisco. Grab a cup of coffee and dig in.

Restaurants:Le P'tit Laurent, Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF, Auberge du Soleil
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French
Neighborhoods:Glen Park, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Rutherford
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Le P'tit Laurent

$$$$·French·
Glen Park
1,360 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
The Glen Park district of San Francisco is just steps away from the gorgeous Glen Canyon Park, and there's perhaps no better possible location for Le P'tit Laurent than overlookingRead more
94% recommended

Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF

$$$$·French·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,133 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
In recent years, the Hayes Valley district of San Francisco has been completely revitalized, and now houses a cool, hip neighborhood filled with little shops and quirky restaurantsRead more
92% recommended
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Auberge du Soleil

$$$$·French·
Rutherford
3,613 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Its name literally means “the hotel of the sun,” and it more than lives up to its name as it overlooks the gorgeous vineyards of the Napa Valley. Established in 1981, with more thaRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Francisco Bay Area
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ANZU

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,235 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The Union Square district of downtown San Francisco has become known for fine shopping, luxe hotels, entertaining theater, and the ANZU restaurant, which is as authentically “CalifRead more
85% recommended

El Dorado Kitchen

$$$$·Californian·
Sonoma
2,930 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Another authentically Californian kitchen, El Dorado is the perfect mix of urban style and relaxed wine country spirit. Featuring a stunning outdoor courtyard for al fresco dining,Read more
93% recommended
Californian in Wine Country
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Perry's - Embarcadero

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,603 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
This sleek waterfront outpost of the Union Square original is conveniently located in the Embarcadero—also the Financial District—of San Francisco. That makes it popular among the Read more
93% recommended

Bouchon

$$$$·French·
Yountville
8,916 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Exceptional French cuisine is on the menu at Bouchon, which is another offering by celebrity master chef Thomas Keller (he of French Laundry fame). Featuring bistro cuisine in an aRead more
86% recommended
Most Booked in San Francisco Bay Area
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Corridor

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
705 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Contemporary American fare is on the plate at Corridor, which is a favorite among the pre-theater crowd. And that contemporary American fare also includes a complete brunch menu seRead more
90% recommended

FARM at Carneros

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Napa
2,170 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
FARM at Carneros is another Napa Valley/Wine Country offering, which—like many of the others—features unparalleled views. Unlike many of the other restaurants on this list, howeverRead more
87% recommended
Best Ambiance in Wine Country
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Murray Circle

$$$$·Californian·
Sausalito
3,478 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
Located in tony Marin County in the ritzy Cavallo Point district, Murray Circle has become a favorite tourist culinary destination for visitors to the Bay Area. Featuring an eleganRead more
84% recommended
Great for Brunch in Marin
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MarketBar

$$$$·Seafood·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,399 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Outdoor, al fresco dining and delicious seafood are both in abundance at this restaurant, which is a favorite staple of the Embarcadero/Financial District of San Francisco. But MarRead more
Outdoor Dining in San Francisco Bay Area

Solbar - Solage Calistoga

$$$$·Californian·
Calistoga
2,680 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Sleek and sophisticated, with a unique modern Californian menu, the Solbar - Solage Calistoga is both a restaurant and spa resort, making it a full-service getaway for the weary toRead more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Wine Country
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Scala's Bistro

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Union Square
5,186 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Italian fare with a city flair—that's the unofficial tagline of Scala's Bistro, located in the Downtown/Union Square district. Warm, earth tones, original murals, beaded bistro lamRead more
88% recommended

Spruce

$$$$·American·
Presidio Heights
3,524 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in the trendy Presidio Heights district of San Francisco, Spruce's cozy tan leather seats and masculine decor belie a very delicate, refined menu. Weekend breakfast optionsRead more
94% recommended
American in San Francisco Bay Area
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Marlowe

$$$$·American·
SOMA
2,581 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
This restaurant is located in the SOMA (South of Market Street) district of San Francisco, which is near the Yerba Buena Gardens, the sleek Moscone Center convention complex, and sRead more
87% recommended
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Belga

$$$$·Belgian·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
518 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Another Presidio favorite, Belga is a classic Belgian brasserie with a distinctly Californian sensibility. Featuring influences from Belgium, France, and Germany, Belga's breakfastRead more
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Francisco Bay Area
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Boho

$$$$·Californian·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
195 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The name says it all: Boho—hidden in the Presidio district of San Francisco—features bohemian takes on French food, fused with a distinctly American sensibility. Set in a romantic Read more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Francisco

Max's Opera Cafe

$$$$·American·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
1,405 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Max's Opera Cafe serves one of the best breakfast in San Francisco because of its gorgeous, dramatic decor and its equally dramatic menu to match. The offerings include a whole secRead more
84% recommended

Ad Hoc

$$$$·American·
Yountville
6,291 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc restaurant was originally meant merely as a temporary “pop-up” style restaurant. But its popularity was so broad, and so quick, that Keller had no choice butRead more
89% recommended
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