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St. Francis Fountain


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w/ spuds & choice: sourdough, wheat, light rye, english muffin, biscuits, cornbread or banana bread
2 egg Any Style
bacon, sausage, black forest, ham or vegan sausage patties $3.50; "Thing" My Spuds: add melted cheese, salsa, sour cream & green onions $2.50; Sub Tofu: w/ choice of sauce for eggs anywhere $1.50; Egg Whites Only $1.50
Mushroom & Swiss
Spinach & Feta
Spinach, Mushroom & Jack
Bacon, Cheddar, Green Onion
Avocado, Cilantro, Cheddar, Salsa
Ham, Tomato, Bell Pepper, Cheddar
mushroom, spinach, tomato, garlic, green onion, cilantro, jalapeno, bell peppers, or vegan chorizo - $0.50 ea.; jack, cheddar, swiss or feta cheese, ranchero sauce, pesto, salsa or sour cream - $1 ea.; avocado, guacamole, bacon, sausage, ham, vegan jack cheese or vegan sausage - $1.50 ea
2-Egg Scram
Cheese Omelet
Mushroom, green Onion & Ranchero $10.0
Spinach, Tomato & Pesto $10.0
Spinach, Mushroom, Peanut-Ginger Sauce $10.0
Tofu Scramble
start with pesto, ranchero or peanut-ginger sauce; Customize your tofu with extras
Biscuit & Country Sausage Gravy
With fresh fruit $6.5
milk, soy or yogurt
Fried Egg Sandwich
2 over-hard & cheddar on grilled sourdough
Country Breakfast
2 eggs any style, spuds & homemade biscuits smothered in country sausage gravy
Homemade Corned Beef Hash
2 eggs & corned beef hash with green onions & choice of toast or baked good
Eggs with Vegan Chorizo Hash
2 eggs & vegan chorizo hash w/ bell peppers, cilantro & corn tortillas
Nebulous Potato Thing
pile of spud with melted cheese fresh salsa, sour cream & green onions
Vegan Thing
pile of spud with vegan jack cheese, fresh salsa, guacamole & green onions
Chef's Mess
egg scrambled w/ spuds, bacon & mushroom, topped w/ cheese, tomato w/ cheese, tomato, sour cream and green onion; choice of toast or baked good
Veggie Mess
egg scrambled w/ spuds, vegan chorizo & mushroom, topped w / cheese, tomato, sour cream & cilantro; choice of toast or baked good
Breakfast Burrito
2-egg scrambled in a flour tortilla with jack & cheddar, topped with ranchero sauce, served with black beans, sour cream & cilantro. Customize your burrito - Mushroom, spinach, tomato, garlic, green onion, cilantro, jalapeno, bell peppers, or vegan chorizo - $0.50 ea.; jack, cheddar, swiss or feta cheese, ranchero sauce, pesto, salsa or sour cream - $1 ea.; avocado, guacamole, bacon, sausage, ham, vegan jack cheese or vegan sausage - $1.50 ea
Huevos Rancheros
2 egg over-easy on a corn tortilla with jack cheese & ranchero sauce. Served with black beans, sour cream & cilantro
Vegan Rancheros
tofu w / ranchero sauce & vegan jack cheese on a corn tortilla w / black beans & cilantro
Egg & Vegan Chorizo Scram
vegan chorizo scram with corn tortillas, feta, black beans, sour cream & cilantro
(2) $6.0
(3) $8.0
Buttermilk Hot Cakes
(2) $8.0
(3) $10.5
Upside-Down Hog Cakes
with bacon, cheddar & green onion
(2) $6.0
(3) $8.0
Sourdough French Toast
(2) $8.0
(3) $10.5
French Toast Delight
with yogurt, fruit & a sprinkle of granola
(2) $6.0
(3) $8.0
Vegan Pancakes
(2) $7.0
(3) $9.5
Vegan Pancakes with Blueberry
(2) $7.0
(3) $9.5
Vegan Pancakes with Strawberry
(2) $7.0
(3) $9.5
Vegan Pancakes with Banana-Walnut
(2) $7.0
(3) $9.5
Vegan Pancakes with Chocolate Chip
not vegan
Start With
2 Hot Cakes or 2 French Toast
with 2 eggs any style; Then Add One: spuds, fruit, bacon, sausage patty, black forest ham, vegan sausage patties
Served weekends from 8 Am to 3 Pm. 2 poached egg on an english muffin with hollandaise, served with your choice of spuds or a cup of fruit. Add bottomless cup of coffee and your choice of : large o.j. or Champagne drink $4
spinach & tomato
black forest ham
tomato & bacon
grilled tomato & avocado
bacon & avocado
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Diner, Deli
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We love this quaint little cafe with its unique decor and delicious food As vegans we loved the choices for us . We had the tofu scram with added garlic , mushrooms , spinach , cilantro and vegan sausage . Wanted to try other things...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Duchess G
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Don't let the outside scare you away, this restaurant was surprisingly good and classic breakfast dining. Traditional menu but vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Large portions and good flavors.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank leslie f
Reviewed April 12, 2018

St Francis Fountain is one of SF's excellent places for breakfast or lunch; we were very fortunate that it is just around the corner from where we are staying. Packed on weekends, but easy to get in during the week. The range of dishes is...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank turneretti
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful diner down in the Mission which I believe will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. Gives you a real sense of the past and the present mingling together in a bustling neighbourhood. Good food, good prices and a strange array of bubble gum...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank sgh179
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a location for a style 1950s Diner party with milk shakes and ice cream. The website looks amazing and I was truly excited to have found “the“ place. I knew it‘s in the Mission but with the bar across the street...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Florian B
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We ate breakfast/brunch here before exploring the Mission District. There was a wait, but it was well worth it. The coffee was great, the service quick, and the sourdough french toast absolutely delicious. The place heaps of character - sit outside to enjoy the sights...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank maurermichael
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

This place is insanely good - we went twice for breakfast during our recent trip to San Francisco. The first time we both had chefs mess which was blindingly good, incredibly tasty and I did everything but eat the plate! The second time we had...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank RyanM999
Reviewed September 17, 2017

On a recent visit to SF we visited this brilliant restaurant twice, love the tables/booths, the staff were so friendly and the food, well that was amazing. Drip coffee served in mugs, my favourite was the Upside-down Hog Cakes, they tasted amazing & I also...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank marym062
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Good old American style breakfast . We had amazing French toast and scrambled eggs. Gets very busy on weekends, get there early.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Alex A
Reviewed August 19, 2017

My wife and I loved that place - I discovered that place from Food Network. Breakfast was great and full of flavour - service is good - Coffee is excellent and milkshake are excellent. Pricewise it's good as well

Date of visit: April 2017
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