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Breakfast without lines....Saha

Pssst | Apr 11, 200603:20 PM     3

The Bay Area has tons of breakfast joints some of which are very popular and regularly have 30 minute to 1 hour waits. But I've found that for me, very few are actually worth the wait. And on Sunday mornings, I like to read the paper at breakfast so not being rushed is very important to me.

We're always on the lookout for more hidden, less "popular" places that we can have a good, leisurely breakfast/brunch. Anyone have recommendations for a GOOD breakfast without a significant line?

Last Sunday we had breakfast at Saha. It was very good. They have comfy chairs, decent sized tables with white tablecloths. They play good music, not too loud. And the place was only half full at 9:30 on a Sunday morning so we were seated right away. Atmosphere-wise, its everything I could want in Sunday brunch. But how's the food?

The food was very nice. Their juice is "Naked", we both had an orange juice. Since we had stopped at Blue Bottle on our way over, we didn't order coffee so I don't know if they do good espresso drinks but they are on the menu.

I had the Yemeni Fouel which was wonderfully spiced and thick. A nice bowl of fouel with two perfectly poached eggs floating in it and a yummy side of house-made pita.

Michael had the Crispy Couscous Benedict - english muffin topped with a crispy couscous cake, grilled eggplant and a poached egg and topped with a dill sauce. It came with a side of potatoes. He was quite happy with it. I'm not a big fan of dill so I only had dill-free bites and was impressed with the eggplant and couscous.

It was $25 for the two of us. We'll definitely go back and explore more of the menu.

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