A New Breakfast Joint (Plus Burgers and Sandwiches): Little Griddle


The Hot Mess; Yelp photo by Genevieve Y.

Pedaling my bike up Market Street, I was wondering what ~LITTLE GRIDDLE~ was all about (it just opened in the former Lunch Geek space near Civic Center). Little Griddle’s Facebook page says it’s “Your new favorite mom & pop traditional American eatery with little twists and turns to keep things hot off the griddle.” Well then. The burgers use Niman Ranch beef (including, God help us, another donut burger), and the eggs are from cage-free chickens. Thrillist has additional details: the owner is John Chow, whose family owns Happy Donuts, Ma’velous just next door, and Cafico across the street. They have 28 seats that you can plunk into while deciding which omelet, scramble, sandwich, Spot bagel, or burger you want. There’s also morning coffee service (including espresso). Open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm and Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. 1400 Market St. at Fell, 415-864-4292.