Best Breakfast Spots Before San Francisco Pride 2014

June 23, 2014 11:04 AM

Eggs Benedict from Mama’s. (credit: Joanne Boston)

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San Francisco Pride is filled with festivities; start the day off right with a top-notch breakfast. Here are five San Francisco restaurants representing various menus, styles and prices. All are located near the heart of Pride festivities and each is an ardent supporter that puts forth special effort to help make SF Pride the wonderful celebration that it continues to be.

for its tops coffee shop Best Breakfast Spots Before San Francisco Pride 2014

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It’s Tops Coffee Shop
1801 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 431-6395

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The waitresses have been calling customers “honey” at this perfect little diner since 1935, and the place continues to pack them in for hot cakes, bacon, burgers and “home-style comfort food” (no Eggs Benedict or Florentine here). There are also milkshakes, mimosas, beer, wine and coffee. If you’re looking for a gusty breakfast, order the dish that’s topped the charts since the 70s. The 49er Touchdown comes loaded with two blueberry hot cakes, two link sausages, two bacon strips, two eggs and fresh home-fried potatoes. This plate should maybe be retitled to Multiples of Two. Hungry yet?

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Sam’s Diner SF
1220 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 626-8590

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Owner Jeanne Kim says an enthusiastic, “Yes, we are open earlier for the Pride weekend.” She plans on having this popular diner open at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with the breakfast menu available all day. Although uncertain who or what BB is, the BB’s Special is a must-have with a little sample of everything. Bite into various foods like a beef patty, cottage cheese, fruit and eggs. What more could you want? This plate does not come with hashbrowns but you’re going to want them so order as a side. There will also be several takeout meals ready for those on the go. Ready to party? During Pride weekend there will be $3 mimosas, bloody marys and draft beers.

trace at the w hotel Best Breakfast Spots Before San Francisco Pride 2014

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TRACE at W Hotel
181 3rd St
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 817-7836

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Farm-to-table TRACE Restaurant at the W Hotel plays a grand role in the hotel’s efforts to go all out for Pride. This stylish setting is a popular spot all year, and for Pride it will open at 7 a.m. for the regular breakfast and then from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (both Saturday and Sunday), there will be a special Pride brunch offered – DJ included. Regulars adore the popular Egg Chilaquiles. Start your morning off with a bang and get this eggy dish piled with spicy tomato salsa, a crispy tortilla and queso fresco. And who can turn down a Bellini or three on celebration day?

maericano restaurant Best Breakfast Spots Before San Francisco Pride 2014

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Americano Restaurant
8 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 278-3700

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Close to the Parade staging area, the Americano Restaurant is located in the Hotel Vitale, one of the SF Pride hotel partners. The restaurant will maintain its normal weekend breakfast hours, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and serve its seasonal menu that lures guests with organic coffee and teas, a full bar, to-die-for banana pancakes and short-rib hash that continues to get raves. Try the Wild Mushroom Scramble with Grana-Padano cheese and finished with a drizzle of truffle oil. Or, new to the menu in June, check out the Berkshire ham and Jarlsberg Swiss cheese omelet.

market street grille Best Breakfast Spots Before San Francisco Pride 2014

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Market Street Grill
1231 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 487-4414

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Just inside the historic Hotel Whitcomb is the Market Street Grill, serving breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. One standout option caters well to the sweet-and-savory early-morning risers with the Belgian Waffle loaded with fruit and a vanilla-bean whipped cream. The American-style menu includes omelets, eggs and pastries. While the food is consistently solid, the location is stellar. The hotel partners with SF Pride offering discount room rates so the vibe should be fabulous and it’s said that the rooms offer Parade views. Sometimes during Pride, it’s not what’s there but who’s there.

Marketing communications professional Amy Rabinovitz is a Bay Area writer who has lived in Marin County, San Francisco and now resides in Silicon Valley where, for 15 years, she has been a digital and social media marketer. Her work can be found at

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