Best Italian Breakfast - 2010
Cavalli Bookstore and Cafe
Contrary to popular belief, Italians need more than espresso and a carton of cigarettes to fuel up for the day. Cavalli, which has been operating in San Francisco for more than a century, serves Roman staples like caprese salad and Italian bacon with scrambled eggs and Danesi Caffe espresso drinks for an early-morning continental kick in the rear. Grab a seat at the tables upstairs — one of North Beach's best people-watching spots — and munch on homemade tiramisú with your caffeinated beverage of choice while you soak in the world. On soccer weekends, the crowds in front of the flatscreen can get unruly, but nothing compared to what it'll be like during the World Cup in June.