Yesterday I arrived at work abnormally early so I decided to stop by Sausalito Café for a quick breakfast to go. I know the name is a bit misleading, but this is, in fact, in San Francisco. They have 3 locations within the financial district/SOMA area.
The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Easy, quick locations that serve good food for decent prices.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
I like the vibe of this place, it is very small (location on Montgomery) and only has a few tables outside. They serve breakfast and lunch, everything is under $10. The family who owns it is Middle Eastern and I think it shows in their hospitality and general attitude towards their clients. They take time to talk to you and are always very friendly.
Something to keep in mind: One day I wanted breakfast for lunch for some reason, but they stop serving breakfast at 10 a.m.
What I ate:
- Egg whites wrap ($5.49)
The egg whites wrap is a whole wheat tortilla stuffed with 3 egg whites, potatoes, black beans, salsa and cheese. You have the option of adding hot sauce on it as well. The wrap isn’t huge, but it does keep me full until lunch. I like that this is a healthy alternative to my usual breakfast (review coming tomorrow!) and it tastes good. I think I would like a little more flavor (maybe avocado or more salsa), but overall, it is tasty.
I don’t like places that make their eggs in the microwave (which I didn’t realize until recently is how a lot of the cafes around my work make their breakfast sandwiches) so I love that Sausalito Café uses a toaster/oven type gadget to cook and warm everything up. Since it isn’t cooked in a microwave, you do wait a little longer (about 10 minutes). The result is a hot, filling wrap. I also like that the order comes with a small drink (coffee, tea, water, or orange juice).
If your mornings are a blur and you can’t ever seem to walk out of the house already fed, this is a great healthy option. It also beats the less-filling, lesser-quality, comes-in-cellophane goods that you can find at Starbucks. Support local and try one of Sausalito Café’s morning goodies. They also have a number of less-healthy-but-probably-tastier options and some baked goodies as well.