Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Brunching with the Girls at Elite Cafe San Francisco

Elite Cafe San Francisco
Bay Area Beignets

Before diving into this delicious post, I'd like to congratulate Jessica from The Pyreflies for winning my Click n Curl Giveaway!

Now that Boston is just getting over the big Juno blizzard, I'm getting homesick for the warmth & sunshine of San Francisco back home! When I went back to visit for the holidays, brunch was a must. After all, meeting up with the girls for brunch is always a good idea! We met up at Elite Cafe in San Francisco's Lower Pac Heights, a neighborhood filled with adorable boutiques and cafes that seems like it was created for brunching. 

Elite Cafe specializes in cajun & creole cuisine, so everything is packed with flavor and super hearty! We started off with a couple Bay Area Beignets (above), both of which came out impossibly warm, soft, and scrumptious. 

Elite Cafe San Francisco

Three of the four of us ordered the drool-worthy plate you see above: The Meetinghouse Benedict. This dish came complete with biscuits, ham hock, poached eggs, and a great hollandaise sauce. I wished the eggs were a tad more runny on the inside, but all together it was an hugely flavorful and hearty meal.


Elite Cafe San Francisco

Above is the equally hearty Alabama Scramble, with scrambled eggs, bacon, mashed pot Alabama Scramble potatoes, biscuits & gravy. It's hard to beat a brunch like this!

We spent the rest of the afternoon walking off our brunch and perusing the adorable shops nearby. Wouldn't it be nice if every day could be a Sunday like this!


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46 comments

  1. Well this makes me wish I was eating that breakfast this morning instead of oatmeal!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Oh looks so good! Wish I was eating that right now

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  3. Yum! We have a little diner in my home town called The Canal Street Diner. Just a small local spot for a good cheese burger and such. It's homey, and two girls I went to high school with recently bought and took it over. I cant wait to visit again and thank them for saving a local legend. (: Oh eggs Benedict.... will you just magically appear on my desk, now?
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  4. Yummmy! wish i was at brunch with you too. i like my traditional meals haha


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  5. Drool worthy!

    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

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  6. The Alabama Scramble looks so darn good, I want to reach my hands into the screen and steal a bite or two or three! And congratulations to Jessica, she's such a sweetie!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  7. oh my goodness the meetinghouse benedict looks so delicious :)

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  8. Ill take that Alabama Scramble ASAP pretty please :) Oh my. Looks so good, if I ever get to visit SF, looks like I'll be making a stop there! x

    The Things She Sees

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  9. MMmmmmm that meetinghouse Benedict looks soo delicious. Hope you recover from Juno soon :)

    Mili

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  10. Yum, that looks so good! I love SF-- I can't wait to go back!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. That looks so good! :o


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  12. It looks delicious! I tagged you to take part in the Take Back Whats Yours Campaign! You can find more information here http://sparklydaydreamer.blogspot.com/2015/01/takebackwhatsyours-campaign.html


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    XOXO, Susy

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  13. Hahah I know, nothing like a good brunch!

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  14. Oh I love hearing about local spots! So cool that those girls took it over!

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  15. Oh wow, this looks so so so yummy! I got hungry just by looking at it... The starter and the pasta nom nom! ;)

    Love,
    Whitney

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  16. Thanks Mili! The storm has stopped but the trains are still struggling lol

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  17. SF is amazing, I'm so glad I can call it home! :)

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  18. Hahah wish I could send you some through the screen!

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  19. Oh definitely! It's such a cute area too :)

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  20. Thanks Suzii! I'll check out the campaign asap!

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  21. Ah, I've got to try this place, I didn't know that beignets existed in SF!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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  22. Wow that looks delicious!! I'm not sure what my favourite place to eat is to be honest :) xx


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  23. Hope u've enjoyed ur trip back 2 San Francisco, I always love 2 travel 2 the US, and even planning 2 get a placement there as well xx Elite Cafe seems like a wonderful places for a spontaneous brunch with ur mates. Love those Bay Area Beignets, they do look soft and very scrumptious as how u described <3 and u know Im a big fan of egg dishes, so these dishes u've shown just couldnt be better for me, although I too wish the egg benedict could be a little bit undercooked for the egg york :P Have a nice day, Chelsea xx

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  24. that eggs benedict looks absolutely amazing! I think I'd be ordering that one too!

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  25. They both look amazing!! My favorite restaurant is called Coras! Its a place thats only open for breakfast and lunch.


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  26. and!! monday night is fried chicken & blues night!! lives blues and the most delicious fried chicken :-) thanks for the love!! peter at the elite

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  27. Oh you definitely should! And the whole area there is super cute.

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  28. Well Done to Jess :)

    This food loves to yummy, even though im a vegie! Looks very hearty and gilling x

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  29. mmm...all that yummy foods ! i am starving now :)

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  30. Oh yum!! SF is high on my list for the year. I hope we make it out! I am putting this on my pinboard! We basically still live ' back home ' haha so we don't miss anything yet. But there are plenty of places we would miss for sure! XO - Alexandra

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  31. Those beignets look divine!
    ~megan
    www.booksteaandnyc.com

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