Weekend Planner

Where to Eat Brunch This Weekend: The Mission

By Darlene Horn  |  January 17, 2014

The Mission has a substantial lunch menu to satisfy omnivores and vegetarians, but it’s their pre-lunch creations that really shine. Endure the wait for for breakfast (7 AM-3 PM) and your reward is Mission French toast. Hearty slices of fresh-baked cinnamon bread are dipped, fried and topped with a berry puree. The dish is so sweet and rich on its own that no syrup is necessary. Add scrambled eggs and bacon and you're touching two more food groups. (You heard it here first: "bacon" is a fully accepted food group on the weekends.) If your fellow diners like Latino morning fare, there are rancheros verde, chilaquiles or soy chorizo to fit the bill.

Be forewarned: each of the three The Mission restaurants (Downtown, Mission Beach and North Park) seat patrons on a first-come, first-served basis and there’s always a lineup on the weekend. We're telling you this because it's worth the wait.