When I’m on a Mission for Pie, Mission Pie is an apropos place to go.
(Although I imagine Mission Pie’s moniker may have had something to do with the fact that it is located on Mission Street in the Mission District in San Francisco. Just a hunch.)
I regularly pop in this cozy spot to pick up pies for parties (the amazing Banana Cream Pie and elegant Fruit and Frangipane tarts are crowd pleasers) but did you know they have some great brunch items too?
Unsurprisingly, they make a very good quiche that you can purchase by the slice or by the pie ($4/$22). They typically have only one flavor available and on this visit it was Niman Ranch ham, cheddar cheese, and greens. Add some of Mission Pie’s crumbly and buttery crust, some free range eggs, and organic milk and cream and you will be in quiche heaven.
Also, Mission Pie has some pretty little galettes with tasty looking fillings like zucchini, feta, and fennel ($5.50 each).
You can add a nice little side salad to go with your quiche but being the carbivore that I am, I prefer one of Mission Pie’s scones ($2). They change up the flavors but they are always huge, golden, crumbly, buttery, and delicious. On this visit, I tried the Maple Walnut one and it tasted like sunshine and a pancake breakfast.
To round out your Mission Pie brunch, you’ll want to get one of their bevy of organic coffee drinks. I usually go basic with a small cup of Taylor Maid Farms Coffee and it only sets me back $1. However, you may want to purchase one of their “EAT MORE PIE” coffee cups to go with your coffee.
As well as some pie.
2901 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
See also: Tartine Bakery’s Quiche