San Francisco: Hollywood Cafe

by gigi on September 21, 2011

Jenkins and I were off to Fisherman’s Wharf one morning so I hunted around for a good breakfast place nearby. It looked like Hollywood Cafe had some pretty good reviews and it was conveniently located a few blocks from the wharf so we decided to check it out. Even though we were there on a weekday, it was pretty full so I can only imagine how busy it would be on a weekend.

Hollywood Cafe

First, I started out with some grapefruit juice.

Hollywood Cafe

Both of our orders also came with bread so that came first. I went for sourdough while Jenkins was slightly healthier with multigrain.

Hollywood Cafe

There were actually several good options in Hollywood Cafe’s extensive brunch menu that I was interested in trying out but I decided to go for something that wasn’t available in the Vancouver brunch places that I frequent. I forgot to note down the exact name of what I ordered but it was a California scramble that was almost like a blended omelette that had bacon, tomatoes, and avocado in my scrambled egg. It came on top of a crunchy hash brown that provided a nice crunch to my otherwise creamy egg dish. I liked the additional substance and flavour provided by the avocado and this was quite a heavy but satisfying breakfast.

Hollywood Cafe

Jenkins had something similar to mine but his was slightly spicy with the addition of chorizo sausage. It’s too bad that I can’t remember the names of these dishes as they both look quite similar :) I would have to say that taste wise, they were fairly similar as well but it’s definitely a dish I would recommend if you do come here. There was also an option to switch out the hash browns for fruit for $1 extra but I think the extra crunch from the hash browns really add to the overall dish although it wouldn’t be as healthy as the fruit.

Hollywood Cafe

Service is super friendly here and we could tell that there were a lot of regulars at this place. Most brunch options are very reasonably priced and I’d be quite pleased if some place similar opened up in Vancouver. :)

Details:
530 North Point Street, San Francisco
Tel: 415-563-3779

Summary:
Food: ★★★½☆
Service: ★★★½☆
Price: $$

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