The best backdrop for a candid girls-only convo? Brunch, but of course. And for that purpose, we sourced these five delectable offerings, ideal for a mimosa-filled morning-turned-afternoon.

Son’s Addition

The new-ish Mission spot offers the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten path with the girls. Interesting options on Son’s Addition’s new brunch menu include a malted waffle with whipped satsuma-flavored butter. And for the friend who only does savory for brunch, the spicy corned beef hash with breakfast potatoes is a winning bet. On the boozy side of things, there are the customary mimosas and micheladas, as well as low-ABV brunch cocktails with kombucha, bitters, sodas, and shrubs. Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. 

2990 24th St

Alba Ray’s

Remember that trip y’all took to New Orleans a few years ago? Let Alba Ray’s bring the memories right back, with a decadent brunch featuring dishes like boudin sausage eggs Benedict, shrimp toast and crawfish omelette, plus a quality supply of bubbles and signature cocktails. While the restaurant’s funky design plays out well at night, it’s especially charming when the sun pours in. Selfies with the greenery and wallpaper as backdrop are pretty much a must. Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am – 3:30pm.

2293 Mission St

The Dorian

Photogenic, bright and perpetually busy, The Dorian is a fine Marina drinking establishment, which also happens to do a mean brunch. The menu is varied and worldly, uniting ricotta pancakes, shakshuka (the tomato and egg brunch star out of Israel), shrimp and grits and huevos rancheros under one roof. The ‘Mimosa experience’ is another tempting offering, as each bottle you order is $10 cheaper than its predecessor. Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:30am.

2001 Chestnut St

Bon, nene

Chances are, that even the foodiest of girlfriends haven’t been to this humble Outer Mission spot, which is perfect for a friendly discussion of secrets (you won’t run into anyone you know). Bon, nene specializes in cozy Japanese fare and recently, a weekend breakfast offering has been added to the menu. The morning ‘sets’ include grilled fish, rice, miso and other small and delicious items that won’t overwhelm. Served 10 am-2:30 pm.

2850 21st St

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Pretty murals? Uplifting music? Good lighting? Flores offer all of the above, along with one of the most cohesive, unique menus in town. For brunch, the restaurant serves a mix of heavier, heartier dishes and unexpected bursts of flavor. For a proper femme feast, consider ordering the spicy lime-drenched mango, the airy elote pancakes, and a couple of the bigger plates; the chilaquiles and the vegetable scramble, with chipotle salsa, avocado, and fried potatoes are no-brainers. Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 3pm.

2030 Union St