Hey munchkins! Today is another episode of fooding in the brunch genre, in San Francisco. On a weekend where I went to the city to visit my friend in the city, we decided to stop for brunch at such a place. It’s in a super convenient location in the suburbs of Outer Sunset district which makes it super convenient to get to if you’re from there locally. It’s also right by the cost of the Pacific Ocean, so it’s a pretty sweet combo to hit up the beach to relax and catch the waves after such a meal, haha, then again I guess hence the name “Beachside”.
The interior of the cafe is actually really small. The way it works is similar to just take out where you order first, pay, and get a number stand. After, you can look, depending on your preference, for a table indoor or outdoor. It’s all up free for grabs!
One thing that you may want to bare in mind is NOT to secure a table before ordering. A and I tried doing that and the people ahead of us were not very happy, expressing that it is a bit inconsiderate for people who are ahead waiting and did not have a table…and suggesting the table would have been theirs. Regardless, it’s really not that big of a deal, the tables free up fairly quickly, so the system works out well.
We are benedict junkies so for a heads up, the menu is not restricted to benedicts, but ohhhh trust me, they are gooooood. A ordered the classic Beachside benedict along with a iced coffee to freshen up the morning. I, on the other hand, opted for the more vegetarian option, florentine benedict.
The coffee wasn’t the star, of course…it was just a nice way to freshen up a gloomy day and get motivated. Here’s me just trying to be artsy fartsy with my camera.
I’m always a sucker for benedicts, and I really enjoyed my choice. The yogurt sauce along with the fried spinach was a good combination of flavours that went well with english muffin and poached eggs. The tomatoes also add a touch of freshness to the entire meal which makes me feel like I had too clear of a meal, prepping me for the entire day.
The beachside benedict came with english muffin and bacon, drizzled with hollandaise sauce. Although I’m not too big of a bacon fan I found the flavour light and a good combination of all the ingredients. A is a pepper and salt addict, which after trying it with and without it I found it necessary with just a light touch of pepper and no salt since the bacon itself is salty to begin with.
One great thing that came with both our dishes that we didn’t expect to be so great were the hashcakes. A mix combination between hash browns and tater tots, the hashcakes were so dense and moist on the inside while maintaining a crusty exterior. The potatoes were very rich in flavour and a bite of the hashcakes was different than any other another hashbrown texture that I’ve ever had in the past. A and I both enjoyed eating them a lot :).
The restaurant in general was very homey and small but cute. One downside I would say about the little restaurants that are around is that although it’s super convenient to get to, it can get quite crowded pretty easily. Although it gets quite busy, tables become available for seating at a reasonable amount of time. Our meal was around $30 in total, which I think is decent for eating in the city.
I would definitely recommend coming here if you are looking for some breakfasty food in a local suburban area! Don’t forget to visit the beach that faces the Pacific ocean after! The beach is calming and beautiful!