The Ultimate Guide to SF's Bottomless Brunches
Whether you're recovering from a rough night out or looking to kickstart a day of revelry, a brunch-time dose of bottomless mimosas or bloody marys can sometimes be just the thing to get your weekend rolling in the right direction. Here are 15 of our favorite spots to indulge in a wide variety of cuisines, alongside a few morning drinks.
1300 on Fillmore (Fillmore)
The cuisine: Hearty Southern dishes like fried chicken with whipped potatoes, shrimp and grits, a catfish po'boy, and a ribeye burger. Live gospel music is part of the fun.
The bottomless deal: Choose from bottomless pomosas ($12), with pomegranate liqueur and a splash of juice, or bottomless 1300 mimosas ($15), with OJ and a touch of Grand Marnier. Sunday, 10:30 am-2 pm; seatings at 11 am and 1 pm.
The cuisine: Japanese-American fusion, including sweet potato waffles with chicken karaage, green tea crepes, a loco moco, and of course, sushi.
The bottomless deal: $9 for bottomless mimosas with the purchase of an entree. There's a one-and-a-half-hour limit. Saturday, 11:30 am-4 pm; Sunday, 11 am-4 pm.
The cuisine: French bistro fare, including omelettes with ham and gruyere, frisee salad with lardons and a poached egg, and five kinds of benedicts (including versions with smoked salmon, Dungeness crab, and seared scallops).
The bottomless deal: $10 for bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-3 pm.
Don Pisto's (North Beach)
The cuisine: Upscale Mexican, with dishes like a Oaxaca-cheese-stuffed breakfast burrito, shrimp tacos with avocado salsa, and the famed bacon-marinated hamburguesa torta.
The bottomless deal: $15 for bottomless "agua fresca" mimosas, $17 for bottomless sangria or margaritas. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; Sunday, 10 am-3 pm.
The cuisine: An all-you-can-eat brunch buffet ($16), with dishes ranging from Latin-inspired (ceviche, fried sweet plantains with house salsa) to down-home (biscuits and gravy, pancakes, cheddar grits).
The bottomless deal: $10 for bottomless mimosas: orange is standard, but you can request apple, cranberry, grapefruit, or peach. $12 for bottomless build-your-own bloody marys. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-2 pm.
Locavore (Bernal Heights)
The cuisine: Seasonal and sustainable, with dishes like a housemade Thai sausage scramble, roasted asparagus with poached eggs and a smoked almond tapenade, and ham hock ragu with fried polenta.
The bottomless deal: $11 for bottomless orange or grapefrut mimosas, both made with fresh-squeezed juice. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-2:30 pm.
Nickies (Lower Haight)
The cuisine: The basics: scrambles, pancakes, and breakfast burritos.
The bottomless deal: $8 for bottomless mimosas (the cheapest entry on the list, if you're pinching pennies) with the purchase of an entree. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-2 pm.
Noeteca (Noe Valley)
The cuisine: Heavily French-inspired, with tartes flambees (Alsatian flatbreads), a croque-monsieur Napoleon, pate and cheese plates, and quiche. Befitting its Noe Valley location, it's also family-friendly, with toys, books, high chairs, and a kids' menu.
The bottomless deal: $12 for bottomless mimosas. Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-2 pm.
The cuisine: Classics with a French twist, like truffled proscuitto and eggs in a brioche, Nutella-stuffed French toast, and a goat cheese omelet with a mushroom-stuffed potato pancake.
The bottomless deal: $12 for bottomless mimosas and $14 for bottomless bloody marys. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am-3 pm.
Park Chalet (Outer Sunset)
The cuisine: A huge all-you-can-eat buffet ($27.50 for adults, $16 for kids), with a carving station, an omelet station, peel-and-eat shrimp, assorted pizzas, and dessert.
The bottomless deal: The buffet price includes unlimited champagne for grown-ups; if you want to make mimosas, a half-liter carafe of orange, pineapple, or cranberry juice is an extra $6. Sunday, 10 am-3 pm.
Pasion (Inner Sunset)
The cuisine: Nuevo Latino with a heavy seafood presence, including six types of ceviche, baked eggs with shrimp in a lobster sauce, a breakfast quesadilla, and a jamon serrano benedict.
The bottomless deal: $10 for bottomless mimosas, with the purchase of an entree. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-3 pm.
The cuisine: Simple, sustainable fare like French toast (using housemade baguettes), migas, and a biscuit benedict.
The bottomless deal: $10 for bottomless mimosas. Wednesday-Friday beginning at 10 am; Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 am. Mimosa service ends in the early evening.
The Republic (Marina)
The cuisine: A wide range of comfort food, from wild-berry pancakes to a Reuben benedict to two kinds of chili.
The bottomless deal: $14 for bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-1 pm.
Solstice Lounge (Pacific Heights)
The cuisine: Hearty portions of favorites like huevos rancheros and baguette French toast, accompanied by home fries, fruit salad, or housemade chorizo.
The bottomless deal: $10 for bottomless mimosas in a variety of flavors (orange, grapefruit, peach, pomegranate, cassis) and $15 for bottomless bloody marys, sangria, or PBR. Sunday, 10:30 am-2 pm.
The Sycamore (Mission)
The cuisine: Eclectic, with offerings like pork belly donuts with a Maker's Mark glaze, sopes benedict with carnitas and a roasted jalapeno hollandaise, and chicken-on-a-biscuit sliders topped with country gravy. They've also got a sizable patio for sunny days, board games, and a killer jukebox.
The bottomless deal: $12 for bottomless mimosas. Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-3 pm.
Did we miss any of your favorite bottomless brunches? (Yes, Lime was a purposeful omission.) Sound off in the comments!