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Bloo - a rave!

baygelldawg | Jan 27, 200210:08 PM

At the suggestion of a posting seen here on Chowhound about a week ago, I went to Bloo this morning for breakfast.

Bloo is a new restaurant at 400 Haight Street, at the corner of Haight and Webster.

The decor is crisp and very clean. We were immediately seated - no hour wait like some of the other brunch places on that street - and our waiter brought hot currant scones to us right away.

I had the chicken and waffles. I've never been to Roscoe's, so I can't say if they were like Roscoe's or not. But it was two pieces of boneless fried white meat on a malted waffle, with a side of fruit (kiwi, grapes, apples, etc.) Very, very good. It was served with syrup (commercial grade, not real maple), but it didn't need it. There was maple butter on the waffles, but I scraped it off.

The chicken was perfectly fried - very crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside, and not greasy. I appreicated the fact that it was boneless as that made it easy to eat and didn't leave unsightly bones on the plate.

The waffles were good, too. They would have been better if the plate had been hot. This suggestion was well taken, so perhaps this will be remedied.

Excellent and attentive service. The staff seems to be excited and proud about their new place.

They aren't listed with 411 because they took over the phone number of the previous tenant. But we were there at 10am on Sunday and they were open.

This is going to be my regular Sunday breakfast place for a while. Let's not tell too many people about it. I don't want to have to wait in line to get in!

I forgot to ask about the name. Some of the decor is blue in color and there is already a restaurant on Market Street named Blue, so that might explain the unusual spelling.

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