I’m a big fan of brunch. If I could wake up and get ready early on weekends, I’d go more often. A few friends came to the city to visit one Saturday, so we took them out to Foreign Cinema for their amazing brunch. You can probably guess by the name, but this restaurant is famous for showing foreign (or classic) films in the evening while patrons enjoy their meals. They have a beautiful outdoor seating area where they project the movie on the side of a building. Unfortunately, I came during the day, so they didn’t have any movies playing. Check out their film calendar here.
Our group went all out when we ordered. Everyone recommended the pop tarts, so we had to order that. And since they had 2 flavors (strawberry and kumquat), we had to order both. To be honest, although they were pretty good, they were still only pop tarts. Now, if it was frosted, that would take it to a whole ‘nother level.
Between 4 people, we also shared a dozen fresh Hog Island Sweetwater oysters. As usual, pure deliciousness.
For my entrÃ©e, I devoured the Chile Verde Baked Eggs with Berkshire pork, avocado, chickpeas and tortilla chips. What a great combination of textures and flavors! The fluffiness of the baked eggs mixed with the creaminess of the avocado and chickpeas and the crispiness of the chips were a perfect match.
K ordered the Balsamic Fried Eggs with Garlic-Potato Hash and Prosciutto. This too was a home run. Crunchy eggs, sweet balsamic vinegar reduction, salty prosciutto. Yum!
I’d love to come back to Foreign Cinema during dinner. This is a perfect date place. Apparently, they have some amazing fried chicken which has been listed in 7×7’s 2011 – 100 Things to Try Before You Die list.
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2534 Mission St
(between 21st St & 22nd St)
San Francisco, CA 94110