Best Brunch - 2001
Liberty Cafe - CLOSED
Brunch is a meal as distinct from all others as the weekend is from the weekday -- the meal when a body can relax, reflect, stretch out, and exult in dolce far niente, the sweetness of doing nothing. Except, of course, eating. The Liberty Cafe not only serves an imaginative brunch of uniform high quality -- a house-made, nut-ribboned granola; pungent, hearty corned-beef hash; marvelous French toast made with house-baked challah and fresh fruit in season -- it's located in a funky, friendly garden setting amid the isolated surroundings of Bernal Heights, the perfect place for unhurried relaxation. There's also a little bakery out back with wonderfully fragrant breadstuffs if you prefer your brunch to be an at-home affair.