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The Vestry

If you’re looking for a great Boozy Brunch, The Vestry is the place to go! Upon arrival it was very empty, but the tables filled up quickly last Saturday morning as everyone dragged themselves out of bed to ease their hangovers with bottomless mimosas (only $16!).

The Vestry is combined with The Chapel, a venue on Valencia in the Mission. The restaurant portion of The Vestry serves brunch and dinner, as well as offers musical performances, comedy acts, and other late night entertainment. The inside is a simple bar, with very low lighting and dimly lit red lanterns, but the outdoor area has small globe lights and sets a more hipster vibe for brunch and drinks.

While recovering from NYE, we weren’t super in the mood for heavy drinking, so we got a mimosa each and split the Avocado Toast (I had to) and the House Cured Lox Flatbread. The menu also offered items such as a Persimmon Salad, Southern foods like a Po’ Boy and Biscuits & Gravy, and the classics such as Eggs Benedict and Homemade Granola.

Unfortunately, I was not impressed with the Avocado Toast. It was still good to eat, but the bread, which was soft (a plus) was covered in their Pumpkin Seed Spread which was… interesting, to say the least. While the avocado itself was an amazing portion and just the right amount of ripeness, the only flavor it had was the salt and pink peppercorn sprinkled on top, which when combined with the earthy taste of the Pumpkin Seed Spread was rather… bland. My heart will forever lie with Jane’s Avocado Toast, and this one was also overpriced ($10) for what it was.

The House Cured Lox Flatbread, however, was phenomenal. I was a little hesitant because flatbread usually means “thin pizza…” and I was not trying to have Salmon Pizza for breakfast. However, what they brought out was absolutely amazing, and I would come back just for this. The dough was light and crispy, an “everything crust,” which had hints of garlic and onion, and smothered in lemon-dill schmear, which was the perfect flavor pairing with the mounds of salmon (so much!) and the scattering of red onions, capers, and dill. It was a great alternative to a Lox Bagel since it didn’t have the heaviness of the bagel but still had the freshness of the salmon and the tang from the lemon-dill schmear.

The Vestry is a great spot for bottomless mimosas and brunch, and I would’ve loved to try more items from the menu, such as the Pumpkin Spice Waffle or the Toad in the Hole Sandwich – although if I go again, I don’t think I’ll be able to resist the Lox Flatbread!

777 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Rachel’s Ginger Beer

Rachel’s Ginger Beer, or RGB, located right above Pike Place Market in Seattle, is heaven for all Moscow Mule and Ginger Beer lovers. RGB offers a variety of fruity Ginger Beer flavors, such as White Peach, Blueberry, Blood Orange, and Hibiscus, which can be ordered… Read More

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The Magic Flute

From the outside, The Magic Flute looks like an old fashioned restaurant  where older women would drink tea and nibble on crumpets in the afternoons. The first step inside also triggers memories of your grandparents home, with antique decor and pastel pink walls. The back… Read More

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Bluestem Brasserie

Bluestem Brasserie was an accidental find – a reservation mix up that ended in a brunch spot I may never have thought of going to. The food and drinks, along with the service, however, ensured that we would not regret our decision of following through… Read More

Door 440

This weekend I was invited to a fancy dinner party prepared by my Chef friend, Chris Sayegh, and hosted by the gracious Chase Hallerberg, who’s tasteful decor and charming demeanor created a very enjoyable evening. Both men put in a lot of hard work and… Read More

Craftsman and Wolves

Craftsman and Wolves has recently taken over my Instagram feed – and with good reason! After drooling over the egg muffin photos that foodies all over San Francisco posted every weekend, I had to try them for myself. This cute red brick bakery located on… Read More