Looking for a good old-fashioned American breakfast? Walk on down to Dottie’s True Blue Café (522 Jones St., 415/885-2767, Wed.–Mon. 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m., $6–12). The menu is simple: classic egg dishes, light fruit plates, and an honest-to-goodness blue-plate special for breakfast, and salads, burgers, and sandwiches for lunch. The service is friendly and the portions are huge.
So what’s the catch? Everyone in San Francisco knows that there’s a great breakfast to be had at Dottie’s. Expect lines up to an hour long for a table at this locals’ mecca, especially at breakfast on weekend mornings.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition