I'm obsessed with brunch. I don't know when or how this obsession began, but I think it's a rite of passage for every fashion blogger to make brunch an essential part of their lifestyle. I remember when I initially told my friend Kelsey I was coming to visit her in San Francisco that I didn't care what we did as long as we brunched sometime that weekend.
I knew I could trust Kelsey's judgement in picking the perfect venue for our late morning affair. She admitted she had been to The Elite Cafe many a time before deciding it would be our place to enjoy entrees like seafood eggs benedict. I fell in love on arrival, adoring the Art Deco style of the building and its interior.
The Elite Cafe was surprisingly casual despite its white-linen topped tables and rich wood booths. The cozy dining room was bustling with city folk enjoying their Saturday morning and nontraditional New Orleans cuisine.
When coffee and/or mimosas start flowing, I'm instantly put in a good mood. Kelsey and I talked about everything under the sun, from our own late-night escapades to my increasingly dramatic love life.
I ordered the one thing that screamed for my attention on the menu: bacon french toast. Yes, I'm talking about french toast with bacon on it. This fluffy bread was topped with a gracious maple syrup, bacon and chopped nut mixture that was so delicious I nearly considered moving to San Francisco right then and there just so I could experience this dish again.
I have to admit, as good as the food was, the company I had was even better. Kelsey is definitely my brunch babe, and while I can recommend you stop by this restaurant when you're in SF, I can't recommend going with her because she is all mine folks.