The Best Breakfast Restaurants in San Francisco

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.

The OpenTable Team
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
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Le P'tit Laurent

$$$$·French·
Glen Park
1,436 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 overlooking this scenic park. T...

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Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF

$$$$·French·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,491 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 restaurants. In the midst of th...

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French in San Francisco

The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

$$$$·French·
Rutherford
3,968 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 than 33 acres of vineya...

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Best Ambiance in San Francisco Bay Area
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ANZU

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,379 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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 “Californian” as one can g...

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El Dorado Kitchen

$$$$·Californian·
Sonoma
3,892 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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, El Dorado Kitchen m...

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Californian in Wine Country

Perry's - Embarcadero

$$$$·American·
Financial District / Embarcadero
1,929 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 business elite, to b...

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Corridor

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
829 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine

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 served every Saturday ...

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106 people mentioned the Monkey Bread
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FARM at Carneros

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Napa
2,503 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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, however, FARM at Carneros p...

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Contemporary American in San Francisco Bay Area
49 people mentioned the Lobster Risotto

Murray Circle

$$$$·Californian·
Sausalito
4,136 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 elegant and historic dinin...

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Great for Brunch in Marin
21 people mentioned the Truffle Fries

Solbar - Solage Calistoga

$$$$·Californian·
Calistoga
3,100 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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 tourist (or for the lo...

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Great for Lunch in Wine Country
18 people mentioned the Corn Soup
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Scala's Bistro

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Union Square
5,273 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 lamps, and rich, mahoga...

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43 people mentioned the Calamari
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Spruce

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Presidio Heights
4,138 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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 options at Spruce features ...

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Contemporary American in San Francisco Bay Area
118 people mentioned the Beignets
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Marlowe

$$$$·American·
SOMA
2,666 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot

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 several museums, incl...

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56 people mentioned the Little Gem Salad
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Boho

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
355 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 atmosphere with tren...

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Contemporary American in San Francisco
4 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
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Lokma

$$$$·Turkish·
Richmond District
360 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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 Richmond. We serve a ...

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6 people mentioned the Dumplings