Sometimes I want brunch food after 3pm.
Now this is a problem since most Bay Area Brunch places are closed by then, even the “breakfast all day” places. Luckily, I remembered that one time I went to The Grove Fillmore and they hooked me up with a Breakfast Burrito for a late dinner. (Yes, THIS is the kind of stuff that I remember.)
The Grove Fillmore now serves the Breakfast Burrito till 4pm (along with other items like French Toast, Granola, Oatmeal and other Egg dishes). Make your own Omelettes and Scrambles are available all day though and of course they have lots of brunch beverages like coffee made from Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, freshly squeezed OJ, mimosas, and bloody marys.
The coffee was just ok (wish it was stronger) but the Breakfast Burrito was as ginormous as I had remembered. It was pretty basic: filled with eggs, refried beans, cheeses, avocado, salsa, and crispy hash browns. Unfortunately, the eggs looked and tasted processed to me like egg beaters but the salsa of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a little jalapeno was definitely fresh and homemade. The hash brown bits were nice and crispy, if only there were more!
I love the vibe of The Grove Fillmore. The crowd is very mixed and I love the pseudo-hunting lodge decor especially the fireplace, comfy leather chairs, and groovy Western styled chandeliers.
Although we didn’t have a server per se (since you order at the counter) and it was packed, staff checked on us and quickly grabbed our empty plate. But thanks a lot for making me feel like a pig! (J had already eaten and was just keeping me company. So the server mistakenly put the big breakfast burrito in front of him. Hey! Vertically challenged gals gotta get to grubbin’ too.)
I will definitely keep The Grove Fillmore in mind the next time an Omelette for Dinner craving hits me!
THE GROVE FILLMORE
2016 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115