While wandering around San Francisco killing the last couple of hours before flying back to Dallas, Tastes Like Travel wandered into the SOMA, South of Market, area of the city. On an otherwise nondescript stretch of Brannan Street is a haven of good food – Brickhouse Cafe & Saloon. Located at the corner, it stands out with it’s brick facade. The building housed a car repair garage at one time and the old brick arches still define the front.
We walked into the Brickhouse Cafe and Saloon just after 11 for a bite of brunch. The interior is eclectic but would be right at home in the Texas hill country with the corrugated metal faux shed over the restroom area, lamppost, cowhide covered chairs and dark wood booths that still have speakeasy lamps and call buttons structures in them. We settled in to a booth and admired the decor for a bit until our waiter arrived and got our drink orders. Coffee and water at this time of day, although the cozy bar across the way had an excellent selection of beers and liquor on the back wall and the wine list was very interesting.
We ordered the famous Brickhouse Cafe and Saloon Big Ass Burger and the house smoked salmon scramble. I think it’s always great when you can order breakfast and lunch at the same time in a place. Everyone is happy!
As you read on their web page, the beef is raised on the owners farm and the salmon is caught by the owner in Alaska. Tough life for them (jk!) but a bonus for diners at Brickhouse!
Our meals arrived, and the burger was cooked to medium rare perfection. Lettuce and tomato were fresh and the bun tasty. The salmon scramble was tasty, and served with cream cheese . The potatoes were spicy and not a good companion to the delicate taste of the salmon and eggs, at least to me that morning!
Brickhouse Cafe and Saloon is the kind of place you would love to own. You can tell that the owners are passionate about creating a haven for good
food and good times in a relaxed atmosphere. We definitely enjoyed our visit!
San Francisco, CA 94107