Scrumptious mornings - Page 2

Spice-dusted doughnuts, scramble platters, and Irish bacon break your fast in style

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Banker and Baker's cinnamon and spice-dusted donuts are a solid reason to rise and dine.
GUARDIAN PHOTO BY VIRGINIA MILLER

 

IRELAND ON THE BEACH

Beachside Coffee Bar and Kitchen (from the owners of neighboring Java Beach) is a roughly three months old cafe at the edge of the city, merely a block from the ocean. Coffee is a highlight here, made with care, cup by cup, sourcing beans from varying parts of the world.

In a cozy, simple space, friendly staff serve vegetarian or vegan bahn mi, fried egg and bacon or sausage sandwiches on brioche, and all things waffles: bacon waffles, Belgian waffles, chicken and waffles.

On a recent rainy morn, I was sold on the Irish breakfast sandwich ($6.95 regular, $9.95 large). Transported back to rainier days this summer traveling Ireland, I was delighted to eat Irish bacon and sausage, white and black pudding, and grilled tomatoes all packed into one sandwich with an egg. Though not quite the supreme blood sausages I've had in Ireland or Scotland, they are well-made and the real deal. With an accompanying chutney to dip the sandwich in, I was transported straight back to Ireland's windswept shores... not unlike our own on a day of massive waves and fog.

4300 Judah , SF. (415) 682-4961, www.javabeachsf.com/beachside


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