I asked on Twitter for suggestions on where to dine in SF, and someone told me to go to Dottie’s True Blue Cafe. Noticing how close it is to SFG’s place of work, I suggested that we go there for breakfast one morning before he had to work. Unfortunately, due to a timing issue, there was a huge line when we arrived. After 5 minutes of waiting on an unmoving line, we decided to find another place nearby. Using our smartphones – which are kind of stupid, given the initial suggestions we turned up – we found Little Griddle and quickly walked over.
About the size of a small diner or a large coffee shop – which is what Little Griddle is – I was happy to see the casual space, with lots of different choices for coffee, and a case of bagels. OMG bagels outside of NYC! SFG ordered the weekend recovery sandwich – apple smoked bacon, avocado, cage free eggs scrambled, & tillamook pepperjack – because he didn’t want a lot of food to bog him down before work. We both didn’t realize it came with hash browns though and I was amused by how huge the plate turned out to be. I’m sure he enjoyed it – I didn’t try any.
I was lured in by the idea of avocado and sour cream, so I ordered the ultimate hash browns, with three types of cheese. While the hash browns were crispy and seasoned nicely, the parts with cheese on them were a bit too much since the cheese hadn’t melted and were sort of just clumps of warm, not fully gooey cheese. I ate around most of that and just enjoyed the rest of my plate quite a bit… super tasty! And super filling. I really needed a long walk after this… thankfully that was exactly what I had planned for the day.
I really enjoyed Little Griddle and can imagine them being packed in the early morning hours and for lunch – it’s the perfect spot when you work in the area. I would totally go back for other things, if I’m in the area… very casual, low key spot that I’d be happy to call my local breakfast spot.