San Francisco has a long list of places to enjoy a leisurely brunch with friends and family. Most have a laid back, relaxed atmosphere while others offer a more upscale ambience. No matter what you’re looking for, the best San Francisco brunch spots, which range from California cuisine to classic American fare, will not disappoint. 


Foreign Cinema

A classic brunch venue, Foreign Cinema , has been listed in the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Top 100 Restaurants” for a consecutive 16 years. Sip on the restaurant’s famous Serpent's Kiss cocktail to enjoy with Californian-Mediterranean fare, including organic 'Pop Tarts', Seabass ceviche, beef sirloin carpaccio, balsamic fried eggs, or a tuna melt. Where else can you enjoy oysters, crab, lobster or prawns while watching a classic movie projected onto a large, outdoor screen?


Located in Lower Nob Hill, Jones is not only a great place for brunch, but particularly good if you’re dining in a large group. Enjoy your meal while seated in the spacious, heated outdoor terrace. You’ll find a scrumptious selection of breakfast dishes, many of which are gluten free, including steak and root vegetable hash and the Jones Breakfast of Champions, which includes two eggs your way with smashed fried potatoes and salad. Try one of their fresh-squeezed juices or pay the corkage fee and bring a bottle of bubbly to share.

Park Tavern

Park Tavern , located in San Francisco’s historic North Beach neighborhood, is an upscale brunch venue serving seasonal dishes. Eat brunch in the indoor/outdoor café or the classically styled dining room. Choose from starters to warm pastries, toast or savory treats like crispy polenta cakes or pan-fried corned beef hash. Pair your meal with a brunch cocktail like the Park Tavern Bloody Mary, mimosa, or bellini.


If you’re looking for a more refined setting, Aveline is a fantastic choice. This bistro, which is located just a couple of blocks from Union Square, offers Californian cuisine made from seasonal ingredients. Choose from delicious brunch specialties such as Huevos Rancheros with tomatillo, black beans, pulled pork, fried egg, tortillas, and queso fresco, or pasta carbonara with pancetta, egg, cream, onions, black pepper, and parmesan cheese.


Celebrate the heritage of America at  farmerbrown , where  you can feast on soul food made from classic recipes. The simple menu consists of à la carte items such as a fried catfish sandwich, angel biscuits and gravy, and of course – chicken and waffles. If you’re feeling truly ravenous, try the Come and Get it Brunch. Get ready for this -- it consists of fried chicken, country scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, cornmeal catfish, mushroom and sausage gravy, biscuits, waffles, cheese grits, Cajun potatoes, succotash vegetables, pecan brownies, banana bread, fruit salad, and a seasonal house salad.

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