Top Travel Tip: Howard’s Cafe, San Francisco

Today’s Tip: Howard’s Cafe

I love breakfast.  Eggs, toast, potatoes, coffee – It is by far my favorite meal.  Going out to breakfast is even better, and Howard’s Cafe in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood is just about as good as it gets.

No muss, no fuss, just a good old-fashioned diner, serving hearty portions of breakfast classics with a smile.

You will be hard pressed to find a breakfast spot like this outside of the US.  There are plenty of imposters – American style brunch is sweeping Paris  right now – but it’s not the same.

And even in the states, it’s hard to find a breakfast spot that is not overrun with pretention.  I love a gourmet dining experience, but sometimes I just want a cup of coffee, a poached egg and some rye toast and I don’t want to wait for 45 minutes before I can enter the restaurant where I am going to have it.

There is something so authentic and comforting about a place like Howard’s.  First of all, it looks the part.  The black and white striped awning out front practically pulls you in with magnetic force and the warm wooden furniture and holdover 1970’s light fixtures keep you there.

The wait staff is friendly, the food is good, the prices are low and the coffee is flowing.  This place is the real deal, and if I lived nearby, I would be here every weekend.

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