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Brenda's French Soul Food

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Tenderloin, San Francisco
474 Tips and reviews
  • beignets
  • grits
  • breakfast food
  • lively
  • brunch food
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  • Taylor L.
    Taylor Lee1 week ago
    The beignets and mac n' cheese are so good here.
  • Meena A.
    Horrible customer service. These people are outright rude to their customers. Perhaps if food is more important than self-esteem, this is the place to be.
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofMay 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for brunch and for dinner. Get the beignets.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SeanApril 17
    Great breakfast place if you’re in the area.
  • Nico E.
    Nico EggertApril 13
    They have so many amazing things on the menu, you may want to go for something other than chicken.
  • Leo N.
    Leo NevelsMarch 20
    Pineapple Upside-down Pancakes, the absolute best pancakes I’ve ever had
  • Peter G.
    Great food and nice people around. Rated very high amongst the patrons
  • Michal P.
    Everything was great. They serve brunch on Sunday night. My son had the shrimps and grit and loved it. I had the hamburger. So so good! You must order the hush puppies.
  • tabitha
    tabithaMarch 1
  • Alex S.
    Alex StillFebruary 26
    Soju Bloody Mary and Crawfish Beignets, FTW.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BennettFebruary 24
    Beignets and fried chicken are amazing!
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BergJanuary 22
    Crawfish beignets all day every day.
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  • Michael W.
    Michael WaltonJanuary 13
    Been here 5+ times
    Beignets are great - even the crawfish.
  • Jacqueline T.
    Jacqueline ToJanuary 11
    Been here 5+ times
    Always love the Oyster Poboy and Beignets
  • Jacqueline T.
    Jacqueline ToJanuary 11
    Been here 5+ times
    Always love the Oyster Poboy and Beignets
  • Tzacalin
    TzacalinDecember 26, 2017
    Great breakfast (fruits, yogurt, cookies, sandwiches).
  • Antonio B.
    Antonio BurrowesOctober 25, 2017
    Breakfast was amazing fluffy omelette corn grits and chicken sausage 🙌🏽 really reminded me of home (NOLA) they even had Abita beer😱
  • Thalia D.
    Thalia DominguezOctober 2, 2017
    1hr waiting and the food was great but they need to have better beverage!
  • Joe N.
    Joe NazzalSeptember 10, 2017
    Amazing amazing food. Order anything you can’t go wrong. Pough boy and fried chicken are favs.
  • Johanne R.
    Johanne ReydelSeptember 1, 2017
    definitively worth the 2 hours of queuego for the crayfish beignets! and the eggs Benedict's
  • Frank M.
    Frank MarinoAugust 19, 2017
    Food was great. The grits unbelievable. A definite must try if you're in this area.
  • Chinarut R.
    Chinarut RuangchotvitAugust 18, 2017
    shimp & grits!
  • Yuri R.
    Yuri RamocanAugust 12, 2017
    Anything is good here. I like sticking to the Louisiana classics, however: Shrimp & Grits, Beignets, Jambalaya, etc. Be sure to write your name on the chalkboard (located inside by the register)!
  • Yuri R.
    Yuri RamocanAugust 12, 2017
    The Shrimp & Grits are really good. Don't leave without trying the beignets. Also, taste the homemade jam—try eating it with the sweet beignets or with bread.
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZoneraichAugust 3, 2017
    Always a long wait, but definitely worth
  • Amaya D.
    Amaya DelermeJuly 25, 2017
    Loved literally everything i put in my mouth. You will absolutely leave full and satisfied.
  • Alexey P.
    Alexey PisartsovJuly 10, 2017
    Shrimp and grits are fantastic!! The best things I tried in years! (And that includes 3-star Michelins as well...)
  • Quintein
    QuinteinJune 30, 2017
    The beignets are massive! You'll be full after just one.
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerJune 18, 2017
    Beignets are all you need
  • Ashwin K.
    Ashwin KachharaJune 6, 2017
    Sweet potato dumplings
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellMay 17, 2017
    Come hungry. Heavy and filing, but oh so good.
  • Alana R.
    Alana RinglerApril 14, 2017
    Nutella beignets!
  • Megan N.
    Megan NicoleApril 13, 2017
    We came here on a Sunday morning. It was pretty packed and we had to wait a bit to get in but it was worth it! I had the French toast with the butter pecan sauce which was to die for!!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinMarch 31, 2017
    love this; beignets so good; very awesome new orleans style
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TMarch 26, 2017
    Catfish is a really tasty dish!! Also, gumbo is still fantastic, as well as the original beignet!
  • Yuri M.
    Yuri MorenoMarch 4, 2017
    Come here for some eggs Benedict and I tried the pulled pork one. Potato hash was terrible and without seasoning and the eggs and pork we're ok besides the spicy flavors.
  • Daniela V.
    Daniela VélezFebruary 27, 2017
    Great brunch!! Generous portions, should get the early, the place is excellent and gets really crowded
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HollidayFebruary 26, 2017
    The beignets are the best in town. As well as their grits. Make sure you arrive early so you're not left waiting too long. The sign up board is inside.
  • Patto R.
    Patto R.February 22, 2017
    Everything is delicious!! Apple Granny smith was my favorite of all the beignets.
  • Eater
    EaterFebruary 9, 2017
    Brenda’s regularly offers plain, chocolate, granny smith, and even savory crawfish (pictured) beignets. Read more
  • JacKEY
    JacKEYJanuary 21, 2017
    I expected this place to be better for the rating it has. For me it was not so delicious.
  • Miye M.
    Miye McCulloughJanuary 12, 2017
    Worth the wait!
  • Travis T.
    Travis TindellNovember 28, 2016
    Shrimp n grits is fantastic.
  • Randy W.
    Randy WongNovember 27, 2016
    Shrimp grits and beignets
  • suzie
    suzieNovember 26, 2016
    Best mac and cheese in the world. Crawfish beignets, cole slaw, fries, sandwiches, and bread pudding with bourbon sauce were all awesome.
  • Deonne C.
    Deonne CastanedaNovember 24, 2016
    The crawfish beignets are everything
  • Luna R.
    Luna RuanNovember 13, 2016
    The shrimp and grits and crawfish beignets were heavenly
  • Amy
    AmyNovember 9, 2016
    Pretend your down south and fatten up.
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