Best Place to Get Buzzed at Brunch - 2009
Axis Cafe and Gallery - CLOSED
We sort of hate to tell you about this place, because it's oh-so-easy to get a Sunday brunch table at the moment. But this industrial-chic Potrero Hill cafe, complete with fireplace and sun-drenched (and otherwise heated) patio dining, is bound to be discovered. With a spacious dining area, walls adorned with rotating works from California Academy of Art students, and laid-back service, Axis is ideal for relaxing with a good friend over a cool green apple bellini ($8) or three on a lazy weekend midmorning. For those who choose to forgo the hair of the dog, the coffee is strong and the sugar is cubed (adorable). We're usually drunk by the time the food arrives, but we're pretty sure it's excellent regardless. Favorites include the tomato basil soup ($4 or $6); spicy ahi tuna with hearts of palm, avocado, and fried wontons ($12); and if you insist on traditional brunch fare, we suggest the fried egg sandwich with fontina, bacon, avocado, and roasted peppers ($8.50). Just please don't start showing up every Sunday with all your friends, or we're going to stop telling you things.
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