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St. Francis Fountain

St. Francis Fountain

Diner, Ice Cream Parlor, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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    "Try the delicious gut-bomb called the "nebulous potato thing.""(7 Tips)
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    "I always get the chefs mess with banana bread 🔥🔥"(6 Tips)
    Czarina L.
    "The upside-down hog cakes are delicious!"(6 Tips)
    Ashley M.
    "Vegan pancakes, vegan mess, best "diner" in the city"(5 Tips)
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  • milkshakes
  • brunch food
  • chefs mess
  • hog cake
  • pancakes
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  • Valheart icon on user image
    ValMarch 22, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Devil burger (cuz seitan, git it?) or the tofu scramble. They make their own soy ice cream so get a milkshake while you're at it.
  • Tom C.heart icon on user image
    Tom CoatesApril 4, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    An absolute breakfast classic in the 24th Street corridor. Great stylish old fashioned diner with a huge menu and capacity to make great milkshakes and malts
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay EyinkFebruary 28, 2014
    Hangover food, good veggie options, and don't forget they have dinner! It's pretty cheap and there is beer too.The line on the weekends can get a bit crazy. Best looking American diner in SF. :)
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    WhiskeyAvengerJune 15, 2018
    Dress down or the hot topic punk rock servers will treat you like💩. Once you get past their striking a blow for the common man,the food and malts are awesome. Buy yourself some candy on the way out.
  • Hoverbirdheart icon on user image
    HoverbirdApril 6, 2019
    Been here 50+ times
    Friendly staff, great food, classic vibe. Going strong for over 100 years. I’ve met grown-ass adults from the neighborhood whose parents went on their first date here as teens.
  • Melissa W.heart icon on user image
    Melissa WeissJanuary 1, 2016
    Solid vegan options - tofu scramble ranchero style, vegan pancakes and soyrizo. Pesto tofu scramble isn't vegan and be sure to ask for dry toast.
  • Claire P.
    Claire PedersenJanuary 26, 2015
    Pretty good :) classic diner food, but lots of vegan options. Make sure you get the potatoes w/ sour cream, green onions & salsa (there's a special name for it). You must get the banana bread.
  • SFist
    SFistJuly 24, 2015
    The "burger" could almost be classified as a pastrami sandwich with its thin-sliced "wheat meat." If you consume dairy, you're counseled to wash down your meal with a shake. Read more
  • Czarina L.
    Czarina LApril 22, 2013
    The upside-down hog cakes are delicious! Bacon, green onion, and cheese in pancake form smothered in maple syrup make the perfect combo of sweet and savory!
  • Danielle Lazier S.
    Friendly service, gr8 breakfast and ice cream sundaes. We wish they'd source free range eggs but the menu is broad and will appeal to you, your vegan friend, and your meat-loving in laws from Texas.
  • carla b.heart icon on user image
    carla borsoiOctober 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Super vegetarian and vegan friendly from tofu scrambles to vegan pancakes and vegan milkshakes. So very yummy!!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 23, 2016
    If you are of the dairy-eating variety, order an egg to go with your NPT, which features a “pile of spuds” topped with jack cheese, salsa, sour cream and green onions. Read more
  • Pei 👻 W.heart icon on user image
    Pei 👻 WenJanuary 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    My definition of American comfort breakfast and brunch. Sit at the bar and enjoy the hipster vibe while swallowing your perfect greasy morning treat.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsDecember 16, 2015
    Check out St. Francis Fountain as it was featured on Top 5 Restaurants for #3 - Nebulous Potato Thing, potatoes covered with cheese , salsa and an egg Read more
  • Emily P.
    Emily PinkertonSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    While the breakfast options are duly praised, the burger with avocado + jack is a hidden gem, and their fries are perfectly crisp and salty.
  • Armand S.
    Armand SultanJanuary 9, 2014
    Even the all soy milk shake is delicious ! Try it. ...and the chicken soup with the biscuit aka "the poor man" is good on a cold day
  • DJ C.heart icon on user image
    DJ CAugust 28, 2018
    I don't think you can go wrong here. Chef's mess, veggie mess, whatever you like. Don't miss out on the banana bread.
  • VegNews Magazine
    VegNews MagazineAugust 30, 2012
    The aptly titled Vegan Thing—an impressive mound of potatoes, guacamole, vegan cheese, and salsa—cures hangovers better than an Alka-Seltzer. Plus, vegan milkshakes!
  • Irina B.heart icon on user image
    Irina BoteaFebruary 24, 2018
    Really really nice place. The vegan pancakes were delicious. I think this is my favorite brackfast place in the city.
  • William J.heart icon on user image
    William JohnsonApril 20, 2015
    Get the upside down hog cakes, and listen to my server. Get a side of sour cream.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 1, 2011
    Try the Black and White Milkshake, made with Mitchell's ice cream and chocolate syrup. Simple yet decandent and completely classic Read more
  • Guillaume G.heart icon on user image
    Guillaume GuillaumeMarch 4, 2017
    The huevos rancheros and corned beef hash are 👌🏻. But whatever you eat, you need to try their milkshakes.
  • Solarioheart icon on user image
    SolarioJanuary 22, 2015
    A strange, but great mix of modern hip and old school. Candy and vintage trading cards for sale at the counter.
  • MissesVee w.
    MissesVee www.missesvee.comSeptember 12, 2014
    I am from the East Coast so...get that NY Ruben! It come with a side so try the spinach salad :-)
  • Naomi N.heart icon on user image
    Naomi NesJuly 30, 2018
    Great diner breakfast at a cheap (for SF) price.
  • Samantha B.heart icon on user image
    Samantha BergMay 16, 2017
    Awesome old school diner. Don't miss the milkshakes!
  • Jennifer B.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer BurlingtonJune 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is way better than your average greasy diner food. But you won't get Flo serving you here....lots of tattoos instead. Which is great, if you get one with a good attitude.
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    StephanyFebruary 2, 2015
    Get the Sandhya Benedict. Bacon & avocado over perfectly poached eggs. Thing your spuds to make your potatoes ones to remember.
  • Scott S.heart icon on user image
    Scott SiegelAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They do a great Eggs Benedict on the weekends. Also: Sourdough French Toast.
  • Filip M.heart icon on user image
    Filip MaresMarch 9, 2015
    Swiss cheese mushroom burger is ok. Spinach salad is AMAZING!
  • Marek V.heart icon on user image
    Marek VerminDecember 18, 2016
    The Devil Burger destroyed my soul, had me reciting Anton LaVey in an ancient tongue of R'lyeh, my head spinning around, and the earth combusting around me. When I awoke, I was seited.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    Don’t miss the classic black and white milkshake made with Mitchell's ice cream and homemade chocolate syrup.
  • Edelita V.
    Edelita ValdezJanuary 14, 2012
    Check out their vegan options! Vegan sausage, tofu scramble with peanut sauce, pancakes, and milkshakes are all "yum!"
  • Ricky S.heart icon on user image
    Ricky SherrillJune 11, 2016
    I am a breakfast guy and this place knows how to do breakfast right. Cannot say a negative thing about the food or service.
  • Alan F.heart icon on user image
    Alan FungSeptember 8, 2019
    Good for breakfast, burgers and sandwiches, and milkshakes. They have vegan options.
  • Laura S.
    Laura SenchMay 4, 2013
    Chefs mess- awesome. Tons of friendly hipster employees. Cool atmosphere. Reasonable prices.
  • Ken v.heart icon on user image
    Ken verbMay 21, 2017
    Messy breakfast foods, Benedict on weekends, milkshakes are all solid.
  • Brady O.heart icon on user image
    Brady O'ConnellDecember 10, 2017
    Veggie Mess is certified crack. Dream shake was good but not amazing.
  • Ian A.heart icon on user image
    Ian AlasFebruary 26, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Griddle combo (2 pancakes) with scrambled eggs and a sausage patty
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SassMay 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here. It's not meant to be a carnival of happiness. It a greasy spoon and does exactly what you'd expect from one. Plus, food's good and the milkshakes are tops.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    ask for some honey to go with your cornbread, then smother the cornbread with it. you're welcome.
  • Michelle F.heart icon on user image
    Michelle FiestaOctober 21, 2017
    Good potatoes, BLT, and the cranberry orange mimosa!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HDecember 5, 2011
    The upside down hog heaven thing was worth having to share the table with 3 smelly, American Spirit-smoking, scarf-wearing, dickbag hipsters.
  • David B.
    David BirdsongMay 10, 2011
    vegan chorizo hash with eggs over easy and the biscuits, vegan or not...your hangover is gone, you're welcome
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon ProctorOctober 19, 2014
    I like this place. But they made us wait 25 min for outside. Then told us it was closed.
  • Nina C.heart icon on user image
    Nina ChandraFebruary 5, 2016
    Get the chefs mess with vegan chorizo and stop being hung over.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WheelerSeptember 4, 2012
    The pesto tofu scramble + vegan thing'ed potatoes = breakfast heaven! Slow service if you sit in the front though.
  • Pam L.
    Pam Leiser-ArtlerNovember 16, 2017
    Great food and vegan friendly.
  • Monica M.
    Monica MillerAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    devil burger or the phil's grill, on sourdough and add jalepenos. eat it with fries if you are hungover.
  • Holger L.heart icon on user image
    Holger LüdorfJune 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Chicken Cilantro soup ftw. Pure comfort food.
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