Featured everywhere from the Travel channel to Food network, Mama’s on Washington Square is the grand-dame of breakfast institutions. And with a wait just as infamous as its Monte Cristo sandwich, Mama’s keeps its eaters ever eager for that unforgettable first bite.
Since the line is outside, make sure to dress accordingly. And if your tummy starts rumbling long before you see the door, hop over to the Italian foccacia bakery across the street for a delicious mid-morning nibble.
"The line is long but it's worth every minute of waiting."
"The homemade boysenberry table jam is delicious!"
For over fifty years, Mama’s on Washington Square has been serving eggs whipped to perfection and French toast to make any mouth water – all with a never-ending line outside to match. Each morning like clockwork, the hungry masses wind their way around North Beach’s famed brunch haven, eagerly awaiting their slice of breakfast heaven.
While some flock to Mama’s for the home fries, others claim that the fresh squeezed OJ is otherworldly delicious. And if the food weren’t enough, the attentive service is noteworthy for such a sizzling spot. But no matter the allure, Mama’s proves that some things – particularly mouthwatering affordable eatable things – are worth waiting for.