Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mama's :: The Real San Francisco Treat

After being held hostage by United at Narita Airport for 10 hours, a cancelled flight and another 8 hours in economy, what's the first thing this girl wants to do when she lands in SF? Go to Mama's for breakfast! Mama's On Washington Square is one of the places in SF I am willing to wait in line for. The proprietors are classic Bay Area friendly and even if they were giants A-Holes, the food is good enough to get me to come back time after time.

At this point, I don't even bother looking at the menu. If I only have 1 shot at breakfast at Mama's, it's gotta be the Monte Cristo. I have to admit, I've actually never even had a Monte Cristo anywhere but here, but I don't even think I'd order it anywhere else. When at brunch or breakfast, I always struggle with the personality defining question of sweet or savory? I like to think of myself of a little of both, which is why I love this dish so much. 

Of course, there are other wonderful things on the menu, but I leave those for my dining mates. The wait is only slightly annoying, but that's not anyone's fault but our own I guess. I have to add that even celebrities are required to wait in line. A few years ago, we saw Famke Janssen waiting in line with her adorable dog - no cutsies for her. She's gotta wait for her Eggs Florentine just like the rest of us. If she can do it, so can you! If you're REALLY starving, head across the street to the focaccia shop and grab some bread to snack on (the pizza one is the best) but don't spoil your appetite. You're gonna want to save that for Mama's. 

*BTW, how cute is Famke's outfit in that pic?! "SO kewt" is the answer. 


  1. I'm pretty sure I saw you get a Monte Cristo at Plum in NYC in May of 09. Just saying.