|Texas Fries & Farmer's Breakfast|
In the city, sunny days are rare to say the least. And sunny weekend days?? Those are the rarest of treasured gems. Today was one of those gems. At a steaming 65 degrees, the streets are bustling with people in t-shirts and tank tops, sitting at outdoor cafes and soaking up the sun. Lovely.
I made plans to meet my friend Alex N. for lunch at Kate's Kitchen, an adorable quaint restaurant in the Lower Haight renowned for it's breakfast, which is served all day. We've been to Kate's plenty of times and have never been disappointed. Today was no different.
1 OJ, 2 scrambled eggs, 2 bacon, an english muffin, and home fries
I ordered an OJ and the Farmer's Breakfast, which consisted of 2 scrambled eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, an english muffin, and home fries. I immediately put ketchup on my home fries, syrup on my bacon, and freshly-made berry jam on my english muffin.
It was a quality meal. The eggs were fluffy, the bacon was not burnt, and the home fries had just the right amount of added spices and flavoring. Not overpowering, but not plain either. The house berry jam was delicious on my english muffin as well, and it's great that they make it in house. It filled me up and will probably last me until dinner!
Home fries topped with cheese, bacon, salsa, and an over-easy egg with a dollop of sour cream
Alex ordered the Texas Fries, which aren't on the online menu but are an interesting choice if you want to stray from the traditional breakfast options. Texas Fries consisted of home fries, topped with cheddar cheese, salsa, bacon, and an egg, over-easy. If that weren't enough for you, they also add a dollup of sour cream as well.
Like all great brunch spots in the city, Kate's will always have a bit of a wait on the weekends. And as many brunch spots in the city, it is well worth the wait.
Once inside, the service was prompt and in my opinion had great timing. We did not feel rushed but we also didn't have to try to flag down our waitress to ask for more condiments or our check. They were readily available but not hovering, which is perfect.
Kate's has great service, great atmosphere, and great food. If you have not yet been for a quality breakfast, I highly recommend it!
Thanks for reading & Happy eating!