The Elite Cafe was originally built in 1928 and was named the Lincoln Grill. According to their about page, it was THE place to see and be seen in that era of San Francisco's history! The Elite Cafe was so named in 1981 under new leadership and boasted cajun & creole cooking, until a 2005 menu overhaul changed the focus to "American cooking with a New Orleans accent." Whatever it is, it is delicious, and I can't wait to go back.
Luckily, I got to enjoy my first time there with two good friends (and a baby!) from an old job. We caught up, ate eggs with biscuits, and learned a little bit about baby yoga...
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First, I went to get my hair cut. Yippie! I love my guy at Joseph Cozza Salon and it was fun to have a mini-event to go to right after to enjoy my new blow out. Usually I just go home and relax and end up going running later in the day and getting all gross.
We got one of their adorable booths - the walls are fantastically high so you can see and hear what's going on in the rest of the restaurant but you still feel like you've got a little privacy and personal time...to coo over the baby! And luxuriate with coffee and biscuits. Southern biscuits, not cookies, to be exact.
We all had some variety of eggs, mashed potatoes, and biscuits - the gorgeous poached eggs on the bottom were mine. It was simple but so full of flavor and comfort and the mashed potatoes added a fantastic twist.
Oh, did I mention my friend brought her baby?
Is that not the cutest face you've ever seen? He even showed us some of his baby-yoga poses, all on his own. J, let me babysit! Amy and I are ready! Baby H will be well cared for. And cooed over. And coddled. And we might not give him back, but that's just a risk you'll have to take!
Try The Elite Cafe. You won't be sorry.