Monday, April 19, 2010

brunch at mama's

brunch at mama's

Mama's is one of those places where you question why you are choosing to wait in line for an hour instead of nursing a major hangover until you are finally sitting down, your fork hits your mouth, and utter loudly "HOLY SHIT THIS IS GOOD." You don't know brunch until you go to Mama's, seriously. Prepare for some serious food porn, I'm drooling as I post this.

brunch at mama's
brunch at mama's
brunch at mama's
brunch at mama's

So yes, the food. The three of us shared the french toast sampler platter which had three different types of toast (I ended up with the banana nut one, soooo damn good). A random guy saw our plate and told us that we had to try the homemade jam with it so I had a couple bites... is it bad that I wanted to sneak out with the jar? Curse my small clutch! The next photo is of my plate, the shrimp benedict with avocado, which was on the special menu. Lulu had intended to get the shrimp omelet but got the crab omelet instead which was just as my plate. Aimee is allergic to eggs (poor baby) so she had to skip the egg-centric breakfast menu to get a chicken sandwich which was still quite amazing. Overall, I was very satisfied with my dish and refused to get up without devouring every little morsel on my plate (evidence: this little twitpic).

brunch at mama'sbrunch at mama's
brunch at mama's

(lol @ Lulu's obsession with Tabasco) Aren't my friends beautiful? I'm a little hesitant about posting my sleep deprived mug (rough night, don't ask) after the above pics but I'll do it anyway. I am wearing my Wren corduroy jacket (which I am surprised I never managed to photograph) and T by Alex Wang striped boatneck top. There is also a silly video that goes with this but I'm afraid the low memory space on my laptop isn't letting me edit it. Oh well, my really awesome Pokemon impressions are just going to have to wait.

brunch at mama's
brunch at mama'sbrunch at mama's

Final verdict: if you ever decide to visit San Francisco (or live here!) you must, must, MUST stop by Mama's. Don't just take my word, random people who were exiting the building as we were in line reassured us that the wait would be completely worth it once we were sitting down. The service is amazing (our waiter was incredibly helpful and friendly even though the restaurant is always so busy!) and I will definitely be dragging BF up there soon so he can check it out.

brunch at mama's

97 comments:

FlashFash said...

OMG, I'm drooling right now! Those food looks oh-so-gooooodddd!

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Bella said...

I love Mama's! You must try the Monte Cristo, it's to die for!

craisin said...

I will be at Berkeley next year so I'm going to hunt down each and every food place you've posted on your blog! :D

Neekoh said...

OK, I just ate lunch and these pictures made me hungry again. Thanks.
You ladies look so gorgeous! It's even more evident in these candid shots.

Live Love LA

Clem said...

The three of you looks beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I stumbled across your blog a couple months ago and I must say that I think it is fantastic. I am addicted! Other blogs are mehhhh but your blog is so lovely. I check it daily!

Tien said...

I love Mama's! Their bennies are so good! Also, they make the best Monte Cristo ever. It's like eating clouds. Sometimes, it appears on the specials with apples in it.

Go on a weekday morning, and there will hardly be a line'

Fashion Intel said...

Did you say shrimp benedict with avocado? DYING! Next time I'm in SF, I am so there. Looks absolutely delicious.

You ladies all look lovely. Nice to see bloggers having fun!

Ganymede Girl said...

WOW it certainly does look worth the wait! You look great, if you hadn't said you were sleep deprived I never would have guessed.

http://ganymedekids.blogspot.com

Ula said...

I will definitely go there! the shrimp benedict avocado is something you'd love to try!:)

Roxy Te Owens said...

The way to my heart would be eggs benedict at brunch with a delicious bloody mary to wash it all down. I'm beyond jealous ...why do I live on the East Coast..special trip to San Fran here I come.
p.s. You girls are beautiful and so stylish!

sugarxnspice said...

Hello Annabel- this post made my day! my favourite 3 bloggers together + amazing food!

Lovely amazing beautiful ♥

Vee @ Novaa said...

Drooling too right now! I love a good plate of french toast. my favorite
-Vee

Zuzolińska said...

Oh my! I'm so hungry now!

be.aoi said...

You look amazing! as well as your stylish friends!
That place seems paradise! i want to eat all!

Jordan Beauchamp said...

Looks amazing - Making me hungry.
Wonderful Blog aswell.
J x

http://debeauchamp.blogspot.com/

Binia said...

massive massive DROOL! you're giving me hunger pangs!

Christing said...

that seriously looks like the most delicious brunch i've ever seen! especially your shrimp benedict! i want to fly over there and try it now :-) all three of you look so cute!

http://fashionhedonism.blogspot.com

Nicolette said...

OMG I LOVE MAMA'S!!! we visited San Fran last year and that was an AMAZING place for breakfast/brunch. gotta love that 'lalaberry' jam :)

Rae said...

you all look lovely and the food looks amazing i must go there on my next visit !


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Sara said...

You've just made me so hungry, shame on you!!! :)

Natalia said...

this is one of the MANY reasons why I want to move from NYC to San Fran!


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mina said...

reading this post was a mistake. i'm starving.

ACupOfJenn said...

i'm jealous. that looks incredibly delicious. however, i'm sure I couldn't afford it

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RaceforProsperity said...

that looks sooo delicious, such a sex and the city outting :)

Anonymous said...

Does your friend happen to be wearing a Litter ring? My friend works/models for the company, and I always get excited when I see it!

Violet said...

ohhh the first plate looks delicious!

love the cluthes they have in the last picture. and you dont look sleep deprived at all. i love the jacket

XX
Vi from Cali

Anonymous said...

cuteee you look like justin beiber in the 2nd pic! heehee

Wei's said...

It looked really, really good! Def gonna visit Mama's if I'm ever gonna be at San Francs..

Maria said...

Holy cow, shrimp benedict with avocado that sounds amazing, great pictures! I missed Mama's when I was in San Fran, but if i ever go again i will certainly hit it up now!

kayang said...

Omg my favorite meal is breakfast.

That eggs benedict looks freakin' amazing; I wish I could find a place in Toronto that serves breakfast that looks and tastes as good as the meals you just described/showed.

bravegrrl said...

oh my, the food looks sooo good! and you look cute... hungover and all ;)

xo

Song of Style said...

hahahahahha
Lulu looks like she's getting ready to dump Tabasco Sauce on me...
i love eating with u guys <3
and remember when lulu said she's not going to eat and finished her entire plate + our french toast?
haha

Natassia said...

Hi Annabel! I've been reading your blog for a long time now, but I was never one to comment. Anyway I live in SF and I'm a big foodie too :) I've been here for a bit over 4yrs and love love mamas, but I thought I'd recommend some other really really good brunch/breakfast places to check. Dotties, Boogaloos (its in the mission too actually), & my absolute fave is Foreign Cinema (also in the mission) for sat or sunday brunch. If you haven't been to foreign cinema before make sure you request an outdoor table on a nice day :)

Oh and another fun place is St. Francis for breakfast (its on 24th & York..I used to live in the mission too...ha) Super cute place!!

Anyway hope you get a chance to check those spots out. love your posts!

xo

Lainey said...

This post has convinced me enough. Those food pics look so amazing, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. And you three look so beautiful.

Jada C. said...

I think I have a crush on that french toast...yum!

J.
www.teenvegetariansoul.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

Haha, what a cute name for a restaurant. Sounds like a country cooking place.

alison said...

ahhh! the food looks SO good! You all look gorgeous <3

Gela said...

oh god. ok, i should go eat breakfast now before i eat my computer screen.


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denise said...

YUMMM..ive always wanted to live in SF and your food posts always make it seem so worth it to move to the other side of the world.

rinacatastrophe said...

I think I'll see that shrimp benedict in my dreams... and I'm a vegetarian!

-rina
www.thelatesttoughs.blogspot.com

chloe said...

adorable post. got me hunkerin' for some brefess even though its nighttime.
cute friennndsss!
xx
naughty mess vintage

Just Jen said...

yummy i still have to try mama's =]

Cella Babee said...

You have officially inspired me to visit San Francisco. These pictures are AMAZING.

Strawberry fields said...

I'm from Germany but, after looking at these pictures, I'm actually thinking about planning a trip to SF - even if it's just for the food at Mama's. *lol*

Nice blog by the way.

Best wishes,
www.chaiteaaddicted.com

rosanguyen said...

My goodness my mouth is salivating at the photos of those appetizing meals! You look so sweet and elegant in your photos.

Jocy said...

On my list now, when I visit SF! I just adore that this fashion blog is also a foodie blog.

lau-ra said...

can you tell us where your friend's ring is from? the one with the cross? i think i've seen it before but can't remember where! thanks!

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Mani said...

OMGSH I never eat brunch but all that looks so good *drools*

kittycat said...

first off, you are ALL soooo beautiful. and secondly, that food looks DAMN good.

xo tiffany

Sophie said...

you guys are gorgeous! i love mama's, the monte cristo is amazing! my mom swears up and down that it's her favorite meal. looks like you guys had fun!

http://already-been-told.blogspot.com/

Sophie said...

you guys are gorgeous! i love mama's, the monte cristo is amazing! my mom swears up and down that it's her favorite meal. looks like you guys had fun!

http://already-been-told.blogspot.com/

brunchatthebeach said...

Wow. the shrimp benedict. w/avocado.

i am SO HUNGRY.

-Jane @ Brunch at the Beach

Abra said...

Hello! Found your blog recently, can't remember how. Really enjoying your posts, though.

As for Mama's... it looks delicious, thanks for the tip! I'll be sure to go next time I'm up in SF :)

Mamie Canem said...

Oh the food looks delicious... and so is your friend's purse on the last picture !

LUU H. said...

ohmy, im drooling atm.yum, it looks so good !

julieblackmatchesblack said...

Live in London, but are seriously considering a trip to San Francisco now... Very nice blog!

urmomm said...

Wow that was some amazing food porn! Pretty sure I would end up wanting to throw up after eating a whole plate but who can stop themselves when it's so good!!!

Fashion By He said...

wow thats an amazing looking brunch..love the blog

can we link exchange??

-HE

Jessica said...

oh gosh, i am so hungry right now. that looks amazingly delicious- and your friends are very pretty, just like you! <3

http://aberrantmoda.blogspot.com/

Patty said...

Oh man now I'm so so so hungry ;P thanks for posting!

Dress up scientist said...

I will be sure to check out Mama's next time I'm in SF. My go to breakfast joint last time was Tartine. Those pastries!! Mmmmmm.

And that striped top looks fabulous on you. Have a great week!

Poster Girl said...

I've been there, and waited in line for an hour in the blazing sun, but it's well worth it! The banana nut French toast was amazing! Can't wait to go back :)

oldest poison said...

That second picture of the french toast is seriously something...I really want to slice up bananas with my french toast. And the third, I can't tell exactly what it is, but it looks sexy.

Lulu and Aimee look amazing. They always do, but the photographs have something extra. Great photography skills, as always.

Leenda said...

The food looks so tasty!

Maggie ☮ said...

your friends are very pretty and the food looks absolutely Delicious im hungry lol ...the forever 21 cross ring is not hot commodity lol <3 it!

The Mad Dame said...

I'm sad that I didn't know about Mama's when I was in San Francisco last month. I must remember the next time i visit.

www.majormusthaves.com said...

That looks so good!!!

wild love said...

that food looks incredible!

perfect blog

xx, wild

check out my blog :
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phresh-produce said...

yum yum//// gotta check that place out when i head to the bay....

Marina Xx said...

Last photo is AMAZING. Loved ur outfit for the brunch as well.

http://marinasmaze.blogspot.com/

Caotica Lucie said...

wow!! that place looks...Everytime I enter here, I feel like eat after...omg!

Allergic to Vanilla said...

Ok, I've never been to Mama's and I grew up in SF, wtf?! Making a date, this weekend!!! p.s Love Aimee's blog too, it's rad you guys are real life friends!

xo Carlina
AllergicToVanilla.com

menina raposa said...

love your style and blog !

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the gorgeous said...

OMG! I'm so hungry to see all that delicious meals! That shrimps seems yommy!
xx

Bird said...

oh my god that food looks incredible!!!!! if i didnt live 5 billion miles away i would so go there tomorrow.

unfortunately i dont so it will be weetabix and banana for me :(

Summer dresses said...

My mouth is salivating by just looking at that food

sha said...

ummm that shrimp benedict looks sooooooooo badass!!!! now whenever i order eggs benedict (which I almost always do for brunch), i'm going to wish wherever I am served SHRIMP benedict :(

Hong Kong needs more brunch places like mama's!!

Wei Ling said...

your friend on the left in the last pic, where are those sunnies from! i. must. have. them.

Ashley said...

The french toast sampler looks absolutely amazing. If I'm in the area, I'll definitely be checking that place out.

pauline said...

OMG that food looks so incredible..... your hair looks really shiny and awesome too.

joanaddicted said...

Appetite party!! after watching your great photos, i guess i'll be out for brunch tomorrow morning...

She Wore It Well said...

im drooling over that french toast yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum

lauren lanza osias said...

ohholylord that looks delicious!

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Val and Mani said...

Oh, man! I KNEW I should have hit that place up while in SF a few weeks back. The food looks amazing. I used to go to Berkeley too and visited campus again after almost 10 years :). Great blog & especially <3 the food photography.

-Val
http://vmlittlethings.blogspot.com

Cait said...

After those pictures I'm definitely going too have to add Mama's to my list of places for food next year. I'm heading to my freshman year at SF State.

Zoë said...

haha even more delicious looking food, you made me hungry!

Alicia Vera said...

I stood in line for an hour and a half in the pouring rain for Mama's! I absolutely adore this place and yes, your friends are beautiful.

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Megs said...

ahh i wish over here in the UK you could get restaurants and cafes that served food that looks so good.
And not only are our friends pretty you are aswell, I love your haircut.


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Youngest Indie said...

Oh that's Lulu! Anyways, I think I like your blog too. Gonna follow it. =)

Natalie said...

Ok, maybe I should give Mama's another try. The only time I've ever eaten there was 2 years ago, right before I moved here and it was good but didn't live up to the hype. Right now brunch at Saint Francis Fountain or Foreign Cinema or Absinthe are still some of the best brunch spots in the city in my mind, but your post is pretty convincing...

littlemolly said...

That food is making me sooooo hungryyyy!!! xxx

JazzyG. said...

Mmm looks so danm good! Makes me want to eat breakfast right now! (Very late right now)Keep posting these awesome/lovely posts! :)

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