“Pretty amazing,” declares Absonot of brunch at Baker & Banker, the Pacific Heights restaurant that took over the old Quince space and has earned more buzz for its dinner service than its midday offerings.

As an appetizer course, Absonot’s table split two huge but not too sweet pastries (which are also sold at the bakery next door to the restaurant), a cinnamon bun and a sticky bun. In this taste test, the cinnamon bun won: “an elegant, fluffy yet slightly chewy bun with a perfect amount of cinnamon icing glaze.”

For the savory brunch course, the flaky biscuits served with the Tabasco eggs Benedict found a fan, as did the brisket hash. Absonot notes that the hash was stewy, so be sure to request a side of toast to sop up the good bits.

Baker & Banker [Pacific Heights]
1701 Octavia Street, San Francisco

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