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North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Northeast San Francisco
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Bagels, American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants

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OK Brunch

I don't understand why people line up to go to this place. Maybe because there are no quality eateries in North Beach anymore. The food is ok at best. Invest some time and find yourself a better place if you're looking for truly sensational breakfast food.

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not worth the wait

Honestly, the food is good, but not any better than other good breakfast places like Dottie's. The portions are somewhat small though. The french toast is really good, but the omelets are small and very ordinary. Nothing you cant cook yourself at home. The home fries are bland and when I ordered them, they weren't cooked enough. We waited over an hour, and it honestly is not worth that wait. It's ridiculous and... view more

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I like that there are a ton of sweet breakfasts too!

Oh yes, their breakfasts are very good, but what's with the wait? Maybe put some tables outside? Do something, other than just raise prices, and hey maybe I'll be back! On the good note, I appreciate their maybe homemade jam? I like that there are a ton of sweet breakfasts too!

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i'm so over mama's

long lines. a lot of the food is incredibly sweet or too much spices. for breakfast, i need subtler flavors.

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We've Tried Many in the City -- Mama's is the Best!

Great coffee, great service, homemade breads and jam, etc. The Benedict Blackstone and the Northern Italian omelette are fantastic! If you've got the time, the wait is worth it. We've gone about 1:30 to 2:00 on weekdays and the wait hasn't been that bad at all

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36DSowhat Mama's is best of their genre

First about the wait...whether at Mama's,Tommaso or other old line fixture in NB, you wait up to an hour or more. With 40 seats Mamas serves 400 people a day.. The INGENUOUS part is the people passing through watching the cooks and fresh baked item coming out of the oven throughout the day, makes them by more items (duh). FYI The Mama's that was in Union Square served 1200 people a day with 125 seats ( I worked there... view more

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Best Breakfast - worth the line

If you are impatient or in a hurry, I'd pass, but you'll be sorry. This was one of the best breakfast spots I've visited. Well worth the 30 minute+ wait to get to the door. Choosing your breakfast will be the hardest part. Food was exceptional in this intimate setting. Service attentive and very friendly. Sally was great (go Kalamazoo!!). Wide selection of fresh breads, fruit, juices and willingness to accomod... view more

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Delicious and Fresh

Definitely worth the wait and standing on the the street side in the foggy mist. My husband and I have actually driven from Sacramento to San Fran just for their food. Must go.

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One of the best brunches in the city

Be prepared for long lines at this northbeach institution, but the breads and hollandaise dishes are to die for (as in, by a cholesterol-induced heart attack)

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Seriously? 4 STARS?!

I completely agree with NBAYCRITIQUE, this place isn't crowded because it's the best, it's because it's too small to seat more than 30 people at a time. See that cute little picture next to the restaurant's name? Well THAT long narrow walkway is where you get to wait for 20 minutes AFTER you've waited for an hour OUTSIDE. And guess what else? You're in line to place your order and then PAY for your meal - in CASH, mi... view more

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