|Dottie's True Blue Cafe|
For breakfast, you have to try Dottie's True Blue Cafe. It's located on 28 6th Street in San Francisco, a bit of a sketchy neighborhood in general, but not too bad. The thing about Dottie's is that it is so well known, there is almost always a line out the door, which some people just can't handle. A few people wandered by, attempted the line, then left before being seated. My thought process is that a great breakfast is worth the wait, so I was prepared. I am a definitely a breakfast lover and Dottie's did not disappoint. The atmosphere was authentic and vintage-y. Nice and dim, which was good for an early morning visit. The service was good, and the servers were super pleasant and attentive. But the corn bread, oh the corn bread... (with jalepeño jam) was worth the wait alone. The coffee is pretty good and piping hot, and the server was quick to top it off a few times. I had the Smoked Whiskey-Fennel Sausage, Mushroom and Spinach Scramble - it was as amazing as it sounds, the portion was excellent and the price was fair at under $12. The people at the table next to me got an order of pancakes which looked so fluffy and amazing, I was jonesing for a bite. Based on the oohs and ahhs, I'm pretty sure they loved it. The menu was pretty extensive and they also serve lunch. If I had time, I would have definitely visited for one of their yummy sounding salads or sandwiches. No doubt I'll go back.
|Bob's Donut and Pasty Shop, through the window|
|Boogaloos, Huevos Ranchero|
Probably my favorite breakfast experience in SF was in the Mission District at Boogaloos,3296 22nd St, San Francisco. I was definitely into the hipster diner atmosphere, and it was a plus that they were playing some good tunes. The servers were really friendly, and didn't seem to rush you at all, they were attentive but not to the point of being annoying. I got the Huevos Ranchero, and it was the bomb, seriously authentic. Really, really tasty, and a super portion. If nobody was around, I may have licked my plate. Coffee was good and refills kept coming. The prices were definitely fair for the amount of food you are served, and the menu had a bunch of great sounding options, they also had plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices, if that's your thing. I'm looking forward to another visit to Booglaoos!
Next up... look out for a post on a few cool lunch spots in the Bay A!