Try to not smile when we say the word brunch.
We can’t. Brunch is just that great. It’s one of the reasons (if not the only reason) we hop out of bed on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
If you’re looking for a healthy but hearty start to the weekend, look no further than one of these spots in San Francisco where you’re sure to score a good-for-you meal you’ll want to tell all your friends about (or at least post on your Instagram!).
If you’re craving a plant-based brunch, look no further than Nourish Cafe in the Richmond District. It’s within walking distance of Yoga Tree, so grab your buds for a yoga + brunch date this weekend. Brace yourself: their almond butter and nutella is in-house. They even have gluten-free bread, if that’s your thing. Looking for something more savory? Go for the Nourish Bowl filled to the brim with veggies and topped with a healthy serving of homemade hummus and sliced avocado.
Headed to a Giants day game? Pop into Cafe Reveille for brunch before you head to the stadium (which is walking distance from this Mission Bay spot). Start off with a breakfast salad full of kale and topped with bacon and a poached egg, or go traditional with an egg sando or pancakes made with oat flour and topped with toasted coconut. It’s the weekend, so order a mimosa too. We won’t judge.
Fuel up for a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge or refuel after your morning run at Seed + Salt in the Marina District. They promise plant-based, organic food that is locally sourced. No gluten, dairy, refined sugar, trans fats, or GMOs here. They only serve the good (for you) stuff. Whether you want a breakfast sandwich that’s healthified with their chickpea frittata or a bowl of homemade granola with almond milk, you’ll find that and more at Seed + Salt.
Make your way to Little Gem for a brunch menu that you’ll still be drooling over come Monday. You won’t find any glutens, dairy, or refined sugar here. Just delicious, allergy-friendly. If you’re an omnivore, go for the Wagyu Brisket Hash. And the quinoa and almond flour pancakes are on point, especially when topped with coconut cream. The light and airy space(which means you’ll catch whiffs of your neighbor’s amazing breakfast too) is perfect for the mandatory top-down brunch photo.
Brunching and waiting in line go hand-in-hand. So get in line early at Basik Cafe on Polk Street for the best acai bowl in the city. They have seven signature bowls, eight signature smoothies, and a seasonal acai bowl on the menu. If you’re cramming for a long day, go for the Banyan (blended with peanut butter for extra staying power) or indulge in the Drifter (blended with cocoa powder for a happy, healthy soul).
Your weekend schedule should read, “Date with Jane” every single weekend. It’s that good. Jane on Fillmore is always packed on the weekends but you can expect a delicious and healthy brunch that’s worth the wait. Their quiche of the day, chia pudding, and avocado toast give us a whole new meaning for life. Bonus: They also serve Stumptown Coffee and blend their own chai (which might be one of the best in the city).
San Francisco’s Ocean Beach might be cold and windy, but you should probably warm up at this vegan and gluten-free spot in the Outer Sunset with a plate full of pancakes topped with maple syrup. Judahlicious has something for almost any brunch day. You’ll find us elbow deep in their acai waffle, topped with banana, strawberries, granola, and honey — perfect for when it’s a little too chilly for an acai bowl.
With five locations within SF city limits alone, we’re positive you’ll be able to find a healthy brunch from The Plant Cafe Organic. There are gluten-free options like huevos rancheros and a power bowl full of brown rice, roasted veggies, and a poached egg or vegan options like a basil pesto tofu scramble and our personal favorite, avocado toast. And if you want to booze, Bloody Mary’s and mimosas are available.
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