Where to go for an early-morning meal in the city.
July 5, 2023
For all of your under-an-hour breakfast needs.
November 17, 2022
The Fillmore bakery is serving fantastic breads and pastries.
September 1, 2023
Day Moon is an Outer Sunset bakery with fantastic baguettes, scones, cookies, and upside-down cakes.
Good Mong Kok is a Chinatown bakery serving fantastic dim sum to-go.
August 28, 2023
Noe Bagel serves great bagels and bagel sandwiches in Noe Valley.
August 24, 2023
Mộng Thu Cafe is a shoebox-sized Vietnamese spot in the Tenderloin serving excellent noodle soups.
August 14, 2023
Bartavelle Coffee And Wine is a Berkeley spot that’s ideal for coffee dates and long lunches.
July 13, 2023
Lower Pacific Heights
Mattina is a Lower Pacific Heights cafe and restaurant that’s ideal for coffee and a light bite.
This Mission institution has been serving donuts stuffed to the brim with fruity jam almost continuously since 1987.
July 12, 2023
Come to Johnny Doughnuts in Pacific Heights for great cream-filled "crodoughs" and coffee.
July 11, 2023
Twisted Donuts and Coffee serves fantastic donuts (with creative weekend specials) in the Sunset.
Mama’s On Washington Square is a solid breakfast and lunch place in North Beach. It’s a bit touristy, but always hits the spot.
June 30, 2023
Wooden Spoon is a casual brunch spot in Duboce Triangle serving American morning classics with the occasional Swedish twist.
June 8, 2023
The second outpost of Boichik Bagels is a large factory and cafe in Berkeley—chewy, rotund bagels are the star.
April 20, 2023
For a soul food brunch surrounded by retro decor, Hard Knox Cafe in the Richmond is a solid choice.
April 18, 2023
For excellent whole-grain sourdough bagels, head to this bagel spot in the Dogpatch.
April 11, 2023
Khob Khun is a casual restaurant in the Inner Richmond with standout curries and other Thai staples.
April 6, 2023
This Arab bakery in the Mission is a great spot to take a long lunch and get into fantastic flatbreads, mezze, and pastries.
March 10, 2023
Lou’s Cafe is our go-to sandwich spot in the Richmond.
March 2, 2023
Incredible bagels and open-faced sandwiches are at Poppy Bagels, a counter-service spot in Oakland's Temescal.
February 23, 2023
Tastebuds is a soul food-inspired spot in the Richmond that’s a go-to for uncomplicated brunch.
February 14, 2023
For a quick caffeine boost in the Marina, swing by Réveille Coffee.
January 31, 2023
Cafe Réveille is a great option for coffee, and a quick breakfast or lunch in Russian Hill.
Arsicault Bakery’s Civic Center spot has the same incredible croissants as the original Richmond outpost, but with less of a wait.
January 13, 2023
Calabash in Oakland is an all-day spot serving feel-good Afro-Caribbean and Iranian dishes and cocktails in a plant-heavy spot.
January 12, 2023