New York has its egg on a roll, and we have our breakfast burrito. But SF also happens to make pretty amazing breakfast sandwiches (winning!). Here are some especially delicious (and new-ish) ones to add to your playbook.
If someone is going to have bacon in their name twice, you’d hope their breakfast sandwich would deliver the same level of bacony goodness, and they do: A toasted yet fluffy brioche bun is slathered with bacon jam—which is what the runny over-easy eggs meld nicely with—plus there’s cheddar and the requisite slices of bacon. Oink oink. (Grab some napkins for this one.) // 205A Frederick St., baconbaconsf.com
Maybe you’re having a breakfast meeting downtown? Here’s your spot. The breakfast sandwich here is the priciest on the list ($13 during the week, and $15 on the weekend—it comes with potatoes), but we wouldn’t be telling you about it unless it was actually kind of worth it. The egg is fried just-so (or you can get it scrambled), and the thick rashers of bacon are on point. But it’s the spicy notes of the pepper cress and the shallot and dijon dressing that soaks into the bun that take it all to an 11 on the 10-point scale. Go ahead, get a Bloody Mary. // 360 Jessie St., thecavaliersf.com
Just a few blocks from the beach in the Outer Sunset is this neighborhood café and bakery that’s famous for its egg, cheddar, and bacon biscuit sandwich (gotta keep the surfers fueled). But then there’s the special breakfast sandwich, which gets you the same flaky, golden house-baked buttermilk biscuit, fluffy eggs, and thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, with the added bonus of creamy avocado, pepper jack, and lemon-garlic aioli that gives it just enough “bam!” And it’s a monster for just $6.75. AND it’s served all day! Pro tip: get a donut muffin for later, once you awaken from your food coma. // 3876 Noriega St., devilsteethbakingcompany.com
This SoMa spot has not just one but three totally brilliant breakfast subs (served Monday–Friday, 8:30am– 4pm and Saturday 10am-4pm). First, there’s one with griddled mortadella (oh, yeah) with an omelet, fresh ricotta, and the zip of salsa verde ($6.50), and if you mean really serious business, there’s one with porchetta, a fried egg, cracklins (we told you it was nuts) and some lemon slaw, and the house "hots" to cut the richness ($7). There's also the Arista Morning Sub, which is packed full of both braised and roasted pork, rapini, a fried egg, provoline, and yes, the "hots" ($6.50). All three come on their special seeded Italian Loaf from Pinkie’s Bakery. // 636 Second St. at Brannan; merigansubshop.com