Diane, A Broad
February 26, 2014

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco]

I’m going to warn you now: there are lots and lots of brunch posts coming. Please don’t think I’m one of those dithering ladies who rolls out of bed at noon and stumbles to brunch on a weekday — quite the opposite, in fact. These days, I’m lucky if I can manage an omelette at home before running off to work. So, on weekends, I enjoy the luxury of several hours lingering over coffee and cocktails and something with eggs.

Today? Back to the Mission and Bar Tartine.

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Bar Tartine’s brunch revolves heavily around bread, toasted and piled with various toppings, as one would expect from the name. Considering how I feel about carbs, and how much I love Tartine Bakery down the street, it was inevitable that I would enjoy myself here.

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

The real stunners of the day were these smoked potatoes. Unassuming, aren’t they? Don’t be fooled. Dressed in black garlic and somehow smoked in a manner that pushed the smoky flavor right down into their cores, but without blurring their rich potatoey flavor, I would gladly choose these over every hashed or homefried potato I’ve ever encountered.

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

This may look like just a pretty version of avocado and egg toast, but there’s some mad zippy mustard hiding under there. A total, sinus-clearing, delightful surprise.

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Also apparently here, flatbread = deep fried. God bless Tartine.

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Brunch at Bar Tartine [San Francisco] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Bar Tartine
561 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 487-1600

Music to eat by: San Francisco [The Mowgli's // Waiting for the Dawn]

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  • http://www.teffyperk.com/ Teffy

    Looks so so delicious!
    Eggs are definitely a must during brunch. Nothing beats a nice, lazy, calm Sunday brunch.

    Photo came out amazing!! Love your photography.

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  • http://www.threadandbones.com/ Jessica

    Oooh those potatoes!!! Isn’t this place the weirdest but the greatest? I’m always surprised and delighted by whatever I order here. All these photos look fantastic, but I especially love the last one! Really well composed, and it made me laugh; my plate is usually looking like that by the time I remember to take photographs. I should follow your lead here!