Where to Find the Best Fisherman’s Wharf Breakfast

Posted on January 21, 2017 |

Where to find the best Fisherman’s Wharf breakfast. Start your perfect day in San Francisco with a delicious breakfast at one of these local favorite restaurants.

If you’re discovering San Francisco with one of our local guides on the Famous Tour, you’ll be picked up in the Fisherman’s Wharf area.

Early morning is just about the only time to explore the Fisherman’s Wharf area without the crowds, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a Fisherman’s Wharf breakfast. We suggest getting here early to start exploring the best places to eat in Fisherman’s Wharf, and enjoy a classic Pier 39 breakfast. 

One of our favorite things to do at Fisherman’s Wharf is to indulge in all of the restaurants in the area. What better way to get to know the neighborhood, than by discovering where to find the best brunch near Fisherman’s Wharf?

Find the best Fisherman’s Wharf food at our favorite Fisherman’s Wharf breakfast restaurants. 


Enjoy a liquid breakfast at the Buena Vista 

Meet the cafe that introduced the Irish Coffee state side, The Buena Vista! Floating cream delicately topping coffee and Irish whiskey has been a San Francisco staple at Buena Vista since 1952.

The cafe started mistakenly being credited with having created the Irish Coffee, but the Irish actually created this perfect cocktail. Stop here to enjoy the greatest brunch Fisherman’s Wharf has. 

Opens at: 9am Monday through Friday. Weekends at 8am.

Pro-tip: While you enjoy eating breakfast near pier 39, be sure to pull up a seat at the bar to watch the classic cocktail get mixed by the dozen. In a rush? Grab some of the best food at Fisherman’s Wharf to go. 

Chow down on Brazilian pastries at Cafe de Casa 

Don’t blink or you might walk right pass this inconspicuous Brazilian cafe that is home to some of the best breakfast near Fisherman’s Wharf!

This intimate little hide away is a true family business opened by Lucimar Canedo and her two daughters, Thais and Amanda, and it definitely makes our list of greatest restaurants near Fisherman’s Wharf.

Stop by Cafe de Casa for some of the best healthy breakfast San Francisco has, featuring amazing local coffee, acai bowls, freshly squeezed juices and the most delicious egg-less tapioca crepes filled with savory or sweet fillings.

Opens at: 7am everyday.

Pro-tip: Order Coxinha. They’re a savory Brazilian pastry filled with shredded chicken and cheese. Think along the lines of a piroshki, an empanada or pigori. Did we mention their famous hot sauce? This Coxinha is one of the best breakfast in Fisherman’s Wharf. 

Indulge with dessert for breakfast at Eight AM

As we continue our list of Fisherman’s Wharf best food, let’s talk about Eight AM.

If you’re in the mood to chow down on some comfort food then enjoy breakfast at Fisherman’s Wharf’s compact and trendy little cafe, Eight AM. They cook up all your breakfast favorites; from classic french toast, to hearty avocado toast with poached eggs, to Chia seed pudding with fresh seasonal fruit. It is definitely has some of the best food Fisherman’s Wharf has to offer.

Opens at: 7am everyday.

Pro-tip: Order french toast with caramelized bananas, who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast?

Sip on a Lavender Latte overlooking Ghirardelli Square at Black Point Cafe and Bakery

Just up the hill from our pick-up location, sunlight floods into Black Point Cafe through their floor-to-ceiling windows. We can’t resist the smell of freshly baked goods billowing out of this spot in the morning. This is a great location for a delicious breakfast near Fisherman’s Wharf.

Opens at: 7am Monday through Saturday. 8am on Sundays.

Pro-tip: The Lavender Latte is to die for. Be sure to pull up a seat facing the big windows, so you can take in the views of Ghirardelli Square and the Aquatic Park while you sip on your Lavender Latte.

Try to finish an entire meal at Hollywood Cafe

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Gigantic portions of breakfast classics are sure to leave you stuffed after leaving the Hollywood Cafe. Seriously, come hungry! Lines can start get pretty long here, arrive early to avoid the rush.

Opens at: 7am everyday.

Pro-tip: Two words – Turkey Benedict. This California take on the Eggs Benny ditches the Canadian ham for turkey and avocado – yum. Also, try the Dungeness Benedict.

Good eats is a serious business in San Francisco, let us know what restaurant serves your favorite Fisherman’s Wharf buffet for breakfast. Don’t forget to show other travelers your breakfast feast with #sfBreakfastClub!

[Featured image by Yu-Jen Shih via Flickr]

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