The Hills Are Alive

Today’s my day off – a.k.a. time to see my Bay Area Buddies!

First up was brunch with my college friend Shanti. We walked about a mile to a brunch place I had bookmarked to try.


Forgot about all these darn hills in San Francisco!  I was definitely huffing and puffing.

Our journey took us into the heart of Chinatown…


…through Little Italy…


…to Mama’s on Washington Square, where a giant line had already formed:


The wait was going to be an hour. Epic fail.


We stumbled into the nearby Cafe Divine instead



There were yummy-sounding eggs and waffles on the menu


…but somehow I had moved on from the idea of breakfast when I let go of Mama’s


I ordered the Arugula and Roasted Beet salad without goat cheese, but added chicken


Came with a side of focaccia, which I had one piece of


Dressing on the side too – though it was pretty thick so I just dunked my fork in between bites



Shanti gave me a sample of her “Bennies from Heaven”


Two poached eggs over smoked salmon and spinach, served on a house-baked cheddar scallion biscuit. Smothered with Hollandaise:


It was awesome. All eggs benedict should be served on biscuits!


My next date is coming up soon! Gotta go!

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12 thoughts on “The Hills Are Alive

  1. sophia

    Whoa, that must have been some place! Look at that line! I think I might have still waited, since I’m stubborn like that. ;p

  2. Ameena

    I love SF! Despite the crazy lines for brunch. I don’t get it? There are a million amazing restaurants there. Why would people actually wait an hour??

  3. George

    I had to do the same thing a few months ago. I also went to Cafe Divine. yes…you must have the Dan Tat at Golden Gate Bakery on Grant Ave.

  4. Karla

    Mama’s always has a super long wait, although I remember it being delicious!
    Looks like you found a fine replacement though 🙂

  5. LeQuan

    Couldn’t help but notice how amazingly blue and beautiful that sky was in your first photo. Glad you had some time to meet up with your friend.

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