First the bad! Why Cafe Presse claims to be a french restaurant at breakfast- petite dejeunier sp? I do not know. Perhaps because it is situtated near the Chinatown gate- tourists come hither-but it is definitely not a destination to go to for a true French experience. The entire menu for breakfast is American. Pancakes, Eggs- no attempt to be French. I had a danish and specifically asked about the quality. I was assured it was "house-made"- but it was still bad. It was not a layered danish dough but instead a yeast dough and very bad tasting. My other more pleasant experience was a delightful breakfast at Boulette Larder in the Ferry Building. It opens at 8:00 most days and serves yummy food at a lovely flower laden table- plus tables outside the entrance. We had French pressed coffee, Yummy breads, toatsted, Hot seven grain cereal, fresh yogurt and stewed fruit compote. They have some egg dishes too. If you are looking for a lovely, civilized place to have fresh, well prepared breakfast hit Boulette Larder.