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Breakfast Spot and French Restaurant$$$$
Cole Valley, San Francisco
268 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • brunch food
  • pancakes
  • French toast
  • lively
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  • Adam F.
    Adam FAugust 30, 2014
    This French cafe is pumping out takes on classic brunch items from a kitchen the size of a small kiddie pool. Go straight to the specials. Get a side pancake and to sit quickly swoop onto front tables
  • Shaena
    ShaenaSeptember 8, 2015
    Delectable everything! Seriously. Split 3 meals amongst friends and it was to die for. We had the eggs florentine, lemon ricotta pancakes and banana pancakes. You can also build your own mimosas!
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    You know you are near Zazie's by the crowd out front. There are numerous varieties of eggs benedict to choose from, sweet treats like griddle cakes, corn cakes, and flavored pancakes. Read more
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AizussJune 28, 2015
    We got lucky and sat in the back patio. The Mexico eggs were delicious, and the gingerbread pancakes are a but cakes for my taste, but the lemon curd made up for that.
  • Ethar E.
    Ethar El-KatatneyAugust 20, 2015
    Best. Brunch. Ever. Try the la mer eggs benedict--crabs and avocado with home fries 👌🏼Cute patio seating. You don't tip (rare) because they pay good wages. Prepare for a 30-60min wait on weekends.
  • SFGate
    SFGateSeptember 26, 2014
    Zazie has a longstanding tradition as a brunch venue, with gingerbread or buttermilk pancakes a favorite. There's also a prix-fixe option, including one of the restaurant's decadent homemade desserts. Read more
  • Mary X.
    Mary XuDecember 16, 2012
    La Mer Benedict w crab and avocado was very good. Tahiti French toast w stuffed bananas and walnuts is rich. 10.30am arrival on a Sunday didn't have a wait for 2. Larger parties have longer waits.
  • Boon Y.
    Boon YapJuly 2, 2014
    Get here before 11AM to get a table (rear patio is best), or sign up for a table, and be prepared to wait. Great eggs Benedict (esp the La Mer w/crab).
  • Susan
    SusanJuly 12, 2013
    Coffee cake was amazing as was the La Mer Eggs Benedict. There is a $1.25 benefits surcharge per person to provide full benefits for their staff!!! Love supporting those who support their employees.
  • Omur K.
    Omur KirikciFebruary 7
    I've been travelling all around the world. Their tahitian french toast is best of the best. It is their own recipie. What is special with toast is its bread is cooked and shipped only to Zazie.
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanAugust 16, 2014
    Maybe I'm a crab snob, but I think the Le Mer is terribly overrated. The crab flavor is completely crushed by the eggs and hollandaise, making the crab irrelevant. My potatoes were undercooked, too :(
  • Iris N.
    Iris NgApril 11, 2013
    In mood for sweet- French Toast is very tasty- banana-walnutty. Coffee drinks expensive (esp when use soymilk is +$1), but latte/mocha sizes huge. Long wait on w/e, but parties of 2 move pretty fast.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.February 17, 2014
    St. Albert Benedict. Most perfectly cooked poached egg I've ever had. Love that you can order 1, 2, or 3 poached eggs or pancakes so you can try lots of dishes. Raspberry jam is the bomb.
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineNovember 1, 2012
    Though there are seven types of Benedict here, the Valence is the winner. Crispy english muffins are topped with roasted eggplant and smothered in a spicy tomato sauce. And the home fries are a must! Read more
  • florg f.
    florg florgensenFebruary 28, 2015
    Want to feel like you're in the movie 'Amelie' while eating a delicious French inspired breakfast? Go here but show up early or suffer the torment of waiting for up to an hour. Even on a Tuesday.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WApril 13, 2014
    Brunch here doesn't blow me away, but dinner is phenomenal. From French onion soup and moules marinières to duck leg cassoulet and rabbit fettuccine, everything is flavorful and perfectly executed.
  • Gui S.
    Gui SeizApril 22, 2014
    So, get the miracle pancakes with a side of bacon or the Le Mer eggs (crab & avocado) - the bacon has nothing on Sweet Maple but the rest makes up for it.
  • Rachel E.
    Rachel EisenMay 11, 2015
    My favorite brunch in the city with consistently amazing poached eggs (NEVER overcooked). Pro Tip: get chummy with Mario, the manager. He might help you avoid a portion of your 1+ hour wait.
  • Beerblondie V.
    Always get the special pancake with the lemon curd. Flavors change seasonally, but always a winner. You can order just one. Also, you must order one of their many Benedict options. Enjoy!
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadOctober 17, 2013
    Literally everything is amazing here. But in the rare case that you can't order everything, get the griddle sampler platter and fontainbleau egg scramble with a glass of the pomegranate mimosa.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaAugust 10, 2014
    Great brunch! Outside tables are first-come, first-served. Definitely order scrambled eggs and a side of orange cinnamon batter or stuffed with caramelized bananas and walnuts french toast.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 12
    The brunch lines here are truly absurd, but once you're facing a plate of gingerbread pancakes, eggs Benedict, and perfect home fries, the annoyance of the wait will recede. Read more
  • Beck P.
    Beck ParkNovember 13, 2010
    come early for brunch! even at 850am there was a group of people forming a queue. gingerbread pancakes are nice and light, fluffy with just enough flavor. the pear sauce is a wonderful pairing.
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithMarch 3, 2013
    The two tables out front are first come, first serve. Snag one and eat your delicious eggs Benedict in the time it takes for other people to get seated
  • Mohit S.
    Mohit ShewaramaniAugust 7, 2014
    The key is to split sweet and savory. Go with a friend and get one of each! On the sweet side, the Tahiti French Toast is great, but the Miracle Pancakes win hands down.
  • Andy M.
    Andy McMillanNovember 30, 2012
    The La Mer Benedict (read: crab benedict) everyone is mentioning is on the specials menu, not the main menu with the rest of the poached egg dishes. Order it, it's pretty great.
  • AJ L.
    AJ LJune 7, 2014
    If you have a craving for pancakes, this is place to go! There's always a long line on the weekends for breakfast/brunch so come here early... or stop by during the week :)
  • janice b.
    janice bailonFebruary 19, 2010
    if the wait is too long don't give up, write on the list that you are next door at Finnegan's and order up the best bloody marys ever! They will come get you next door. The menu will make your taste b Read more
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 12, 2010
    One of Fiona’s favorite brunch spots, Zazie is known for their perfect Hollandaise sauce and to-die-for potatoes. The potatoes are fried with whole cloves of garlic! Yum.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie ThomasMarch 17, 2014
    Hard to go wrong here. Poached eggs and any pancake is a great way to go. The lemon ricotta miracle pancake is my favorite! Hope to see it back sometime soon.
  • Pascale S.
    Pascale SmallJune 13, 2012
    If you want a family friendly restaurant in which you can share meals & bring a big crowd this isn't it. The place is small but cute & the food is okay. No big plates & no substitutes
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedDecember 3, 2015
    "I usually go with the onion soup, piping-hot with melted cheese that is so stringy it won't break unless you take a pair of scissors to it." Chef Tim Luym Read more
  • Lan
    LanNovember 20, 2014
    Share the Griddle Flight with a group of friends to get a bite of each fluffy sweet offering. Lemon curd on pancake here is to die for!
  • Christina L.
    Christina LorMay 6, 2013
    Love the gingerbread pancake with lemon curd & mimosa with elderberry. If you could bring the Bloody Mary from Finnergan's and mix it with Zazie's you'll be in business.
  • robert E.
    robert EJune 28, 2010
    Really good mimosas and everything on the menu makes your mouth salivate. I will def go back and the service is top notch! Finnegans is a great place to wait @ as well if a long line.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GreerSeptember 2, 2009
    Eat brunch in the garden in weekends or go for a delicious, romantic dinner. Food is always good - omelettes are a fav for brunch and their roast chicken is great for dinner.
  • Coley F.
    Coley ForestMarch 6, 2009
    At Zazie, plan a weekend brunch on the sunny back patio. Try the 'La Mer' - poached eggs with dungeness crab, green onions, haas avocados on english muffin, hollandaise
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioOctober 26, 2013
    The cider pork chop is unreal. The Cru Pinot Central Valley was a great wine - the French wines were all a little off.
  • Yev P.
    Yev PusinMarch 22, 2015
    Any three course meal here will give other restaurants a run for their money. Mussels are impeccable. Rabbit is great!
  • Maddy
    MaddyJuly 12, 2012
    delicious brunch... get the zazie tea, its $4.50 but you get a decent sized pot, id say 5 full tea cups worth. very much worth it, and i know my tea :)
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NelsonMarch 24, 2013
    Their bloodies aren't very good. The benedicts and the potatoes are fantastic. Spoiler alert: the potatoes have whole roasted garlic cloves. Super awesome.
  • Tim P.
    Tim PursellApril 8, 2013
    Place is always packed out on weekends but I've walked right in for breakfast/brunch any day weekdays without a wait and with minimal baby carriage crowding.
  • kev/null
    kev/nullMarch 6, 2009
    Sit in the back patio, order a freshly squeezed juice or a mimosa and get any of the eggs benedict (though I highly recommend La Mer — the crab benedict).
  • Roxanna
    RoxannaAugust 11, 2014
    "Curb-side" tables are first come first served! No need to put your name down - just grab a table! Saved us tons of time on a Sunday morning!
  • Helio M.
    Best brunch ever! I should have the amazing pancakes, but finish your entries first they're better hot :)
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ContoliniOctober 29, 2015
    Their eggs Benedict (poached eggs) are amazing! Everything on the menu looked delicious, so it was difficult to decide what item to order!
  • Fred S.
    Fred Stevens-SmithSeptember 8, 2015
    Good. But that's it. Just 'good'. Nowhere near Plow so don't even bother trying to compare them. This is a solid American breakfast place. There are many worse and many better.
  • Margarita M.
    Margarita MadewellFebruary 22, 2012
    Try the new york scramble, lemonade, and split the gingerbread pancake with your date. The back patio is awesome&equipped with heating lamps
  • Bay M.
    Bay McLaughlinSeptember 2, 2012
    What more can be said!? Zazie is amazing. Period. French onion soup, their wine selection, whatever special they are running... Are to die for.
  • Ryan M.
    Poached eggs were good. Miracle pancake was to die for. A must order if on the specials. We had the bread pudding version.
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