An Essential Guide on Where to Brunch In Pandemic

My latest article for The Bold Italic, published October 14, 2020 (my regular Bold Italic articles here), covers 10 of SF’s best brunch/breakfast spots, all comforting us in pandemic:

Causwells quiche

  1. True Laurel: Creative cocktails and stellar food
  2.  Palette Tea House: Dreamy dim sum and Chinese platters with Bay views
  3. La Mar: Boats and bayside dining from a transporting back patio
  4. Chloe’s Cafe: Cozy neighborhood gem with some of the city’s best pancakes
  5. Old Skool Cafe: Youth-run, jazz, and soul in a Bayview square
  6. 25 Lusk: All-day brunch (including weekdays)
  7. Dottie’s True Blue Café: Rooftop dining at a nearly three-decades-old institution
  8. Son’s Addition: Gourmet-yet-comforting Mission brunch and Dolores Park delivery
  9. Padrecito: Modern Mexican brunch feast with cocktails
  10. Causwells: Quiche, burgers, and low-proof cocktails under an art deco theater

True Laurel shrimp corn brunch dish


La Mar back deck


La Mar ceviche, tiradito and causas