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 our Tastemaker List. 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, The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French
Neighborhoods:Glen Park, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Rutherford

Le P'tit Laurent

$$$$·French·
Glen Park
1,446 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
91% recommended
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Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF

$$$$·French·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,378 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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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The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

$$$$·French·
Rutherford
3,829 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
91% recommended
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ANZU

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,317 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
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
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El Dorado Kitchen

$$$$·Californian·
Sonoma
3,291 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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
96% recommended
Great for Lunch in Wine Country

Perry's - Embarcadero

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,740 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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
91% recommended

Bouchon

$$$$·French·
Yountville
9,201 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
92% recommended
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Corridor

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
830 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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
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FARM at Carneros

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Napa
2,350 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Wine Country

Murray Circle

$$$$·Californian·
Sausalito
3,826 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Marin

Solbar - Solage Calistoga

$$$$·Californian·
Calistoga
2,925 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
90% recommended
Californian in San Francisco Bay Area

Scala's Bistro

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Union Square
5,398 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
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Spruce

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Presidio Heights
3,734 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
92% recommended
Contemporary American in San Francisco Bay Area

Marlowe

$$$$·American·
SOMA
2,692 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
82% recommended
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Boho

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
255 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
100% recommended
Hot Spot in San Francisco Bay Area

Lokma

$$$$·Turkish·
Richmond District
193 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Lokma, which means “a bite” in Turkish, opened in Feb 2018 and is located in the Outer RRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in San Francisco

Max's Opera Cafe

$$$$·American·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
1,417 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
85% recommended
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Ad Hoc

$$$$·American·
Yountville
6,298 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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MarketBar - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,442 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • 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
87% recommended
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