Sunday, May 06, 2007

Marin Breakfasts Update. Nearly six months ago I did a round-up of restaurants which serve breakfast or brunch in Marin. It has been one of the most popular posts ever, continuing to be viewed every day, so I thought it was time to do an update of the list! And especially since Mother's Day is next week and there may be some interest in brunches!

My definition for a 'breakfast' place is that they open before 9 a.m. on a weekday and have at least one protein choice on the menu (no American-style continental breakfasts count). Those restaurants who choose to open only on weekends or a weekend day for brunch are really not breakfast places in my mind, but I list them separately as they usually do a bit more upscale and interesting things on the weekends and make a nice round out to the week.

I welcome your comments to point me to other places for breakfast in Marin or your experiences with any of these.

I continue to keep my blog's sidebar updated with a legend indicating with a * after restaurant links if breakfast is served there, and ** for weekend brunch only places (some brunch only places only serve one of the weekend days, so you should check before showing up). The links below go to my review (most recent whether breakfast or other), if there is a restaurant website, it's listed in the review, or in my sidebar.

Places I've been for breakfast

Corte Madera
Corte Madera Cafe
Max's Cafe

Koffee Klatch


Cafe Z

Mill Valley
Caffe Oggi
Champagne French Bakery Cafe
Mama's Royal Cafe
Mill Valley Coffee Shop
Rain Tree Cafe
Shoreline Coffee Shop
Strawberry Gourmet Delicatessen
Toast Cafe

Half Day Cafe
Willie's Cafe

Muir Beach
Pelican Inn - Brunch only

Finnegan's Marin-Brunch only
Golden Egg Omelet House
The Garden - Brunch only

Bayside Cafe
Bridgeway Cafe
Caffe Divino Sidewalk Cafe
Caffe Trieste
Fred's Coffee Shop
Lighthouse Cafe
Louie's Deli Cafe
Pomodoro Pizza Cafe
Sartaj India Cafe
Sausalito Bakery & Cafe

Dave & Mike's Restaurant
New Morning Cafe
Sam's Anchor Cafe
Sweden House Bakery & Cafe

San Anselmo
Comforts Cafe
Hilda's Coffee Shop

San Rafael
Bobby's F'o'c's'le Cafe
Lighthouse Diner
The Crepevine
Le Croissant
Theresa & Johnny's Comfort Food

Stinson Beach
Parkside Cafe

Places yet to go for breakfast

Coast Cafe - Brunch only

Corte Madera
Simmer Restaurant - Brunch only

Cafe Amsterdam - Brunch only

Left Bank - Brunch only
Tabla Cafe - Brunch only
Ward Street Cafe - Brunch only

Mill Valley
Buckeye Roadhouse - Brunch only
Depot Bookstore & Cafe
Mountain Home Inn - Brunch only
Small Shed Flatbreads - Brunch only
Vasco - Brunch only

Ranch Nicasio - Brunch only

The Hilltop Cafe - Brunch only

Olema Farm House - Brunch only

Pt. Reyes
Station House Cafe

San Geronimo
Two Bird Cafe

San Rafael
Cafe Papillion
Casa Manana- Brunch and after 9 a.m. weekdays
Panama Hotel & Restaurant
Seafood Peddler - Brunch only

San Anselmo
Bubba's Diner
Insalata's - Brunch only
Eat - Brunch only


cookiecrumb said...

I think you should try Lundy's in San Rafael, on Fourth Street. Old fashioned, always crowded. Eggs, taters, that sort of stuff.

Anna Haight said...

How did I miss this! Thanks for letting me know. I vaguely remember that you posted about this one on your blog too.

Kate said...

Thank you for your very nice blog! We live in Novato and love going out to breakfast on Sunday. We have found a great breakfast place in San Rafael you should try, Bogie's Café ( It is on North San Pedro Road, across from the Civic Center. It is somewhat funky, but has great breakfasts. The decor is all about old movies, especially Humphrey Bogart. There is an old "getaway car" outside in the parking lot. Above them is a Bail Bonds Place. The owners, a sister/brother team Leslie and Michael, also run "From Soup to Nuts Catering". They have weekend specials and great omelets. You should try it!

Anna Haight said...

Hi Kate, can't believe I missed something so fun! I'll definitely check it out and thanks for letting me know.

Kate said...

Hi Anne,
We went to Le Croissant on Mother's Day and found it charming! I had their creamed spinach eggs benedict. I was amazed at how much spinach they gave me! My husband had the standard 2 eggs, home fries and sausage and our son had the same with bacon. They both enjoyed it and thought it was up there with other diner-style breakfasts. We will definitely try 'em again!