Sure, we love eggs Benedict and hash browns as much as the next person, but from time to time, we need something else on our plate. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of exciting morning dishes in San Francisco. Check these out the next time you’re in the mood for an unconventional brunch.
Why not leave brunch feeling buoyant (insted of bursting at the seams) for a change? The Japanese breakfast at Cassava (pictured above) is a delicate composition of rice, miso soup, pickled vegetables and other simple bites to get your day going right. // 3519 Balboa St. (Outer Richmond), cassavasf.com
Germany’s most beloved snack, currywurst, is now served during brunch at the hip, new Belgian-inspired brasserie Belga. Enjoy sausage drenched in hot, spicy tomato chutney and order some extra levain bread to soak up all the sauce. And yes, you can order beer for brunch. Afterall, the Germans do it. // 2000 Union St. (Cow Hollow), belgasf.com
Get a slice of Aloha in the Dogpatch. At ‘āina, Hawaiian-inspired fare is alway on the menu, but brunch has some of our favorite island classics. Opt for the Spam musubi “Sam Style,” a delicacy served with rice and egg yolk furikake topped with kimchi. Mahalo! // 900 22nd St. (Dogpatch), ainasf.com
Gather your gang for a family style brunch experience at Dosa. Load the table with Indian street food bites from dosa and tahli plates, to lentil fritters and chennai chicken, to bowls of raita. It’s going to be a feast for your eyes and taste buds. // 1700 Fillmore St. (Japantown) or 995 Valencia St. (Mission), dosasf.com
Treat yourself to a prix fixe late brunch menu at Bar Tartine. You probably already know that every bite you take at this Mission hot spot is the perfect composition of taste and quality. While their menu changes regularly, you can expect to find a lineup of veggie focused small bites, topped smörrebröd, salads and other delights. // 561 Valencia St. (Mission), bartartine.com
SF finally has its own piece of infamous Mexico City cuisine at Cala. Order Halibut ceviche for a fresh burst of flavors and indulge in flan de coco afterward. // 149 Fell St. (Hayes Valley), calarestaurant.com
Start your Sunday morning with a big bowl of pasta—because why not? At Fiorella, you can fill your carb reserves with garganelli with ragu way before 10 a.m. // 2339 Clement St. (Richmond), fiorella-sf.com