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Brenda’s French Soul Food

September 12, 2010

Before we headed north for Spork’s first time over the Golden Gate Bridge, we needed breakfast.  I researched places in ‘Frisco with some good fare at decent prices and of course a mouthwatering menu.  With 1500+ reviews for a small breakfast spot in San Francisco, Spork+Hashi (well mostly Hashi) couldn’t resist the allure of the advertised “French technique and made soulful through Creole and Southern influence”.  We showed up at Brenda’s a little before 9, figuring that unless we got there right at 8 – when they first open – we could catch the first turn over of the restaurant.  We caught some good timing, and it’s no wonder this place has the 1500 count, there as probably an hour wait by about 9:15 – and it was a Friday~!

I’m gonna go ahead and let the pictures speak for themselves, because if you’re thinkin’  “DAMN! That looks good!”, you’re on point – it was.

We started with the Granny Smith Apple Beignets, they arrived hot, crispy, and delicious.  For the main, we went with the Sweet Potato Pancakes with Maple Pecan Syrup and Candied Pecans and the Egg and Bacon Tartine (Bacon, scrambled egg, gruyere and tomato-bacon relish on a toasted french roll).  For as sweet as the pancakes would appear, they weren’t over the top, just the right amount of sweet potato, just the right amount of pecan, just the right amount of syrup, all in the right.  Spork’s Tartine officially holds it’s own zip code in the breakfast sandie department, I’m sure you’ve had your share of combinations of breakfast meat/egg/cheese between bread, but with this soft and crisp toasted french roll and bacon almost too thick to cut with a fork, this thing was over the top, I wanted to get one to go for later.

*Hashi

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