Update: Cafe Divine is now closed. 🙁
Welcome to North Beach. We have lots of food to eat here.
If you’re looking for breakfast or brunch (or lunch or dinner), we have Cafe Divine. It’s pretty amazing. Also, their website has lots of over-saturated photos of people grinning hugely. A must-see.
Let’s talk breakfast/brunch. I love brunch. It’s just such a happy meal*. Cafe Divine is pretty accurately named, as far as I’m concerned. Can I start with homemade chive and cheddar biscuits? I seriously wake up on the weekend and have to bargain myself out of getting one of these every day. Slap some jam on that puppy and your day is pretty seriously guaranteed to be amazing. And you’ll totally be ready for a nap afterward.
Breakfast menu: poached eggs, egg scrambles, Bennies from Heaven (see below), waffles, and other lighter fare (bagels, fruit… blah blah — get the Bennies). Fresh OJ. Coffee with alcohol (that’s the Cafe Vov). This place is money.
If you’re keeping breakfast simple, go with the poached eggs. They poach a good egg. And you get a biscuit. Have I mentioned I like the biscuits?
I’ve been here quite a few times now and really like everything, not just the breakfast. With the exception of the cheese and pickle sandwich (which, honestly, they had to really botch to get me not to like it — I love cheese and pickles), their pizzas, salads, and desserts are fab. TRY THE CHOCOLATE CAKE. Just do it. You will be grateful. Not to me, but to whatever heavenly messenger delivers it to you.
*You’re like, “Ah, it’s Sunday, I slept in and it’s sunny and I’m happy. And gee, I’m kinda hungry. It’s time for brunch.” Also, it’s really just breakfast with alcohol. What’s not to love?