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The 8 Best Breakfast Places Near Hayes Valley, San Francisco

Updated: November 19, 2021

A tasty breakfast sets the tone for the day and these Hayes Valley diners make the best scrambles and pastry in town! We analyzed the top review sites and diner and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of breakfast spots! For the best breakfast burritos, muffins, pancakes, and drip coffees head to any of these Hayes Valley Diners.

Find the perfect place

Wise Sons

Bagel shop, $$, Hayes ValleyBagel shop, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
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The Grind Cafe

$$, Hayes Valley$$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Tea & Coffee, $, TenderloinTea & Coffee, $San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Jane The Bakery

Bakery, $$, Western AdditionBakery, $$San Francisco, Western Addition
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
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Wooden Spoon

$$, Duboce Triangle$$San Francisco, Duboce Triangle
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Sweet Maple

American, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsAmerican, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Brenda's Meat & Three

American, $$, North PanhandleAmerican, $$San Francisco, North Panhandle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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American, $$$, Van Ness - Civic CenterAmerican, $$$San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Michelin Guide

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    Michelin Guide

Why these restaurants?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28999 spots across San Francisco, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 2955 lists and articles from the likes of Eater, CultureTrip and Michelin Guide – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Eater - The 20 Best Weekday Breakfasts in San Francisco, CultureTrip - The Top 10 Brunches In The Lower Haight, San Francisco and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to pancake with chocolate sauce

    When having pancake with chocolate sauce, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Port, a popular red wine.

  • Pair Pinot Blanc with cheese and spinach pancake

    Not sure what white wine to drink with your cheese and spinach pancake? Try Pinot Blanc. The smooth and dry flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for berry pancake

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for berry pancake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the fresh berry pancake.

Interesting facts

  • 110 pounds 4 ounces of waffle

    In June of 2013, a massive waffle was weighed that tipped the scales at 110 pounds 4 ounces!

  • omelette history

    omelette has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Persia. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • Think you love pancake

    Are you a fan of pancake? The current record for eating the most pancake is 113 pancakes in only 8! Do you love pancake enough to beat this record?

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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