Brunch Spots Open on New Year's Day


It’s Bloody Mary o’clock. Photo: ©

You can’t start 2015 without a healing brunch, can you? It’s the SF way, New Year’s Day is Thursday January 1st, and there are lots of places open to help make sure you can celebrate the new year (and maybe recover from the night before) in style.

Here’s one really fun way to ring in la nouvelle année: starting at 12:30am (!), the fine folks at ~LE MARAIS BISTRO & BAKERY~ will be serving egg and cheese croissandwiches, along with plain, chocolate, and a variety of other croissants all baked fresh at midnight in their deck oven, along with hot Valrhona chocolate, hot apple cider, and chai tea. It will all be served streetside from a Citroën H van parked in front of the bakery, on loan from their friends at Bulldog Coffee. Come on by until 3am. Then you can get some sleep and come back for New Year’s Day brunch starting at 11am. 2066 Chestnut St. at Steiner, 415-359-9801.

The recently opened ~MR. HOLMES BAKEHOUSE~ will be open on New Year’s Day from 8am-3:30pm. Swing by for doughnuts, croissants, cruffins (!), savory Danishes, and other baked goods, as well as good coffee. 1042 Larkin St. at Sutter, 415-829-7700.

Make 2015 a smart one and hit up ~WISE SONS DELI~ on 24th Street. They’ll have extended hours from 10am-4pm and will be serving their full brunch menu. Pastrami and eggs, oh yeah.

Also on 24th Street, ~ROOSEVELT TAMALE PARLOR~ will be open and ready to serve your their pozole (spiced up with guajillo and arbol chiles), along with other restorative brunch dishes. 2817 24th St. at York, 415-824-2600.

~RICE PAPER SCISSORS~ will be offering a special New Year’s Day brunch from 11am-3pm, which also marks their one-year anniversary at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall. They’ll have some special menu items to celebrate, including a mapo scramble, a steak and eggs banh mi, crab imperial rolls, and char siu pineapple buns—with grilled pork and pineapple—and coconut rice pudding fritters. Plenty of recovery beverages will also be available. 1710 Mission St. at Duboce, 415-878-6657.

Not surprisingly, ~NAMU GAJI~ will be mixing up some satisfying brunch dishes on Thursday, including kimchi fried rice, a Hangtown Benedict with fried oysters and bacon, and bourbon French toast. It’s all served from 11:30am-3pm, and they’ll be closed for dinner.

Jook cures almost anything, including a hangover and the “2015 already?” blues. Fortunately, ~CHUBBY NOODLE MARINA~ will be serving it all day, from 10am-6pm. It’ll be the only thing on the menu (other than beverages, of course) and served with bacon and an egg on top. Bring it.

Also in the Marina, ~CAUSWELLS~ will be open bright and early at 9am serving brunch. Omelets, pastrami hash, buttermilk biscuits and gravy, and their brunch burger will all be there to help you out.

A New Year’s Day walk on the beach or in Golden Gate Park could certainly be lovely, especially if you have family in town. A brunch buffet at the ~PARK CHALET~ might fit right in. There will be bottomless sparkling wine, a carving station, omelet bar, shrimp and grits, pastries, and much, much more, all from 10am-2pm. The buffet is $37.50 for adults and $19 for children under 12. 1000 Great Highway at JFK, 415-386-8439.

Event Info

Thursday Jan 1, 2015 – Thursday Jan 1, 2015