I was planning out my time in San Francisco and was looking for a place with a great breakfast and coffee to start the day. I was tipped off to checkout The Grove Cafe on Chestnut. One morning after hanging around the beach at sunrise I headed to the corner of Chestnut and Avila Streets in the Marina District.
It was before eight in the morning, so it was relatively quiet inside, minus some people grabbing some coffee or a quick bite before heading to work.
I proceeded to the counter and ordered “The Breakfast Special”. Two poached eggs, wheat toast, rosemary hash browns and saving the best for last, applewood smoked bacon was heading my way. I needed caffeine of course before a day of fun in the big city, so I ordered a Cafe Americano. Only a few minutes later this was in front of me.
A close up shot of each. The caffeine was definitely what the doctor ordered.
Their breakfast food was as good as advertised. Of course bacon makes every meal better. 🙂
Before I dove in I visited the cream/sugar station. I don’t know what it is, but I love checking out the area in coffeehouses and cafes where they have all the additives. Went with low-fat milk and some regular sugar. Saw honey on the counter. Not a fan of adding it to coffee.
The service was nice and friendly and the breakfast outstanding. Two things though. The pricing was a little higher and you can get free Wi-Fi access, but it’s based on how much you spend. I had never seen that before. It wasn’t an issue though because of the short amount of time I spent there. I had many other places to get to. My feelings might have been different had I needed to get a lot of stuff done.
Despite those I’d definitely recommend The Grove Chestnut for someone looking for a great breakfast and coffee to start the day. 🙂 It was well worth spending a little more. I’m thankful for being pointed to The Grove Chestnut.
This was a continuation of my exploration of coffeehouses and cafes in San Francisco and the Bay Area, stay tuned for more. Checkout my previous post on Four Barrel Coffee in the Mission District.
Has any one ever been to The Grove Fillmore, The Grove Yerba Buena or The Grove Hayes? What other places in San Francisco or the Bay Area would you recommend for coffee and/or breakfast?