Where do I begin with brunches in the city? During our weekend in the city, I just craved some warm and wakening food to make up for the cloudy chilly morning. And being in Mission really doesn’t make it hard to find a good place that hits the spot.
Not too far from where we were staying we found an awesome brunch location, Mission Beach Cafe! It’s not in a busy intersection, more within the suburbs of the city (if that counts…), and this place is really popping with a huge line and a fun atmosphere of friends and families, if ya know what I mean.
We probably waited around 30 minutes for a table of two, but I wouldn’t mind doing it again (that’s how worth it it was :D). Although the seating arrangement is quite tight, I wouldn’t blame them – they just want to keep customers happy and service as many as they could. I wouldn’t say you are in the most spacious place when you’re seated, and everyone is chittery chattery, which I myself didn’t mind, but if you’re looking for a calm quiet place then you may want to pay this place a visit when you’re more accepting haha.
We started off with a very necessary cup of coffee, hot and toasty, followed with our two entrees, eggs benedicts and huevos with tortilla chips.
I loooove runny eggs, so obviously those egg benedict were mine. The truffle sauce was so flavourful yet not overpowering, and it was really a good combination with the egg yolk. Mmm, just thinking about makes me want to go back already. A mouthful of that along with the mushroom and spinach was really the cherry on top. And, honestly, how could I leave out the potatoes. These home-cut potatoes were seasoned so well and baked so well it was almost as good as the main item on the plate. N definitely enjoyed those a lot…he kept stealing them off my place…haha.
To be honest though, N’s dish was just neutral to me. I think I just thought it was strange to be eating tortilla for brunch. I may be completely wrong though, tell me otherwise if you guys have had tortilla chips for brunch! This dish was a lot more bold than the dish I had ordered, with very vibrant flavours, and I really loved the salsa and guac. I guess this wasn’t as attractive to me as my own because the egg in this dish was cooked quite thoroughly and my poor tolerance in spiciness made me quite biased. Regardless, if you are a bold flavour type-a-person I’m sure you’ll dig this ;).
I really enjoyed being here, and I really felt like I was in the whole San Francisco laid back afternoon grabbing a brunch type of mood, which was really nice! Haha, not sure if that really meant anything…but what I’m trying to say is that I enjoyed my experience here and I would definitely recommend you all to try it if you have a chance!!