11 Under the Radar Brunch Spots

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In a city whose favorite meal is weekend brunch, it’s no wonder there’s an hour and a half wait at tried and true favorites, like the Brenda’s, Outerlands, and Zazies of San Francisco. But these aren’t the only spots in the city where you can get your brunch on. Here’s a list of 11 off-the-radar places that serve a mean pancake or two.

Magic Flute 
Tucked away in a lazy corner of Laurel Heights, time slows to a relaxing pace at Magic Flute where even waiting seems enjoyable. Their food is excellent — like the smoked chicken hash with poached eggs and sun dried tomato Hollandaise, or the cinnamon sugar beignets with lemon curd– add on a quaint back garden patio, and you have everything you need for The Secret Garden: Brunch Edition.

B Star 
Burma Superstar’s younger sister is known for her [slightly] shorter lines, conveniently located just down the block. But B Star’s Asian-inspired brunch is what really makes her twinkle. Think stuffed Azuki almond banana French toast with Japanese red beans and mascarpone, a salmon benedict with tobiko and Hollandaise, or the ever-comforting Chinese rice porridge, Jook.

Velo Rouge 
At Arguello and McAllister, this tiny Inner Richmond gem is close enough to almost make you feel like you’re dining in the park. Come for the breakfast burrito with black beans, bacon, and avocado, and stay for the Blue Bottle. And for late risers or mid-week brunch-goers, they serve their breakfast menu everyday until 4:30pm.

Check out the full scrumptious list of brunch-able places by 7×7.

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