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Yelp!Yelp!

Hangover scramble: oysters, bacon, onion, egg. Yummy and guaranteed to cure *any* hangover. It’s been put to the test many a time and has consistently passed with flying colors.”

Bon Appétit

Where to Eat in Dogpatch, San Francisco's Up-and-Comingest Neighborhood: “Members of the breakfast club swear by the Hangtown fry at Just for You Cafe. This no-frills diner, decorated with punk-rock posters, is one of the city’s most beloved morning pit stops. Some folks go straight to dessert and fill up on the New Orleans-style beignets, tucked under a blanket of powdered sugar.”

American Way

Going to the (Good) Dogs: “This established breakfast spot is a favorite among San Francisco locals, in part because of its delicious beignets and attentive staff.”

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An interview with owner Arienne Landry: “But this is no greasy spoon cafe, Landry was on the slow food track long before it became trendy….” 

Men's Journal
Men’s Journal featured our Dogpatch neighborhood as “A Great City’s Gritty Oasis,” with a big ol’ shot of the cafe by local photog Navid Baraty.

Bayou by the Bay

“Over the years, Just For You Café's menu has expanded from its New Orleans roots, with Mexican fare, Northern California classic Hangtown Fry and even Filipino sausage longanisa as a side option, but you'd be missing out if you didn't nab an order of their signature beignets. These fluffy puffs of fried dough come screaming hot, generously dusted in powdered sugar, perfect paired up with a mug of diner-grade coffee. Creole crab cakes and Louisiana hot links also tip the hat to Crescent City. The menu is both eclectic and cheeky… The crowd is as mixed as the menu… you never know who you'll sidle up next to at the communal table.”

UpTake Restaurants Blog

The best beignets in San FranciscoBest. Beignets. Ever! I don’t know if I can count how many times we have returned to Just For You Cafe….. The waitstaff is very friendly and attentive and always quick to offer a recommendation…. I can’t recommend this place enough. The prices are more than reasonable, and the portions are sizable. Most importantly, the food is wonderful.” (photo: UpTake)

San FranciscoSan Francisco Magazine

Down Home Breakfast: For denizens of Dogpatch, that stretch of industrial Third Street between 16th Street and Cesar Chavez Street, Just for You Cafe is the place for the day’s most important meal. With rock and roll posters on the walls lending a fun, lo-key vibe, the coffee flows freely and the eggs, whether paired with a pork chop or stuffed in a burrito with black beans and cream cheese, are cooked just how you like ‘em. Just For You fries its New Orleans-style beignets to order, with a thick dusting of powdered sugar bound to wind up all over your shirt.”

The Rough Guide to San Francisco Restaurants

“Piping hot plates of straightforward eggs and grills, French toast, hot cakes, huevos rancheros, and even grits. There are stacks of perfect pancakes, or eggs served scrambled with chile and cheese on toast, or with hash browns or fried potatoes… Wondrously tasty crabcakes hint at a Creole cookout on the Bayou with a hint of Cayenne and Tabasco… Bowls of healthy oatmeal and Californian granola are dished with home-baked bread, and scones and muffins are made every morning.”

 

 Bargain Bite

“At this tiny Dogpatch storefront, the all-American coffee shop gets a sassy update — Day-Glo punk-rock posters deck the wall, and the menu extols the virtues of grits ‘like you had in prison.’ Late-morning breakfasts are the mainstay at this neighborhood haunt… Whatever you order, be prepared for heaping portions of comfort food. …Save room for the gigantic New Orleans-style beignets sprinkled with powdered sugar.”

Bay GuardianSan Francisco Bay Guardian

BEST OF THE BAY 2010: Reader's Poll BEST BREAKFAST! ”When I need a sweet finger-lickin, stomach-filling something, I settle down on a stool at Southern food joint Just for You Cafe and order a plate of beignets.” (Laura Peach)  “Just for You, my favorite Bay Area breakfast place…” (Dan Leone)

SunsetSunset Magazine

“Rising along a once-abandoned stretch of San Francisco is the city’s newest — and most improbable — restaurant row…. Brunch at Just For You Cafe involves Creole crab-cakes over perfect poached eggs…”

SF WeeklySF Weekly

“Just For You is popular… some of the people eating are the same ones whose snapshots decorate the walls, but they don’t get special treatment. Just a down-home, democratic neighborhood slacker cafe.”

Yelp! The Potrero Hill View

“Five words: homemade bread and fresh beignets. Deep sigh. This slow food pioneer has such a varied menu, you can even have breakfast for lunch. I like their Po-Boy sandwiches and the Tofu-n-Veggie Stir-Fry because it’s a riot of fresh vegetables and home cooking goodness."

7 x 7 7x7 San Francisco Magazine

“When Just For You, one of the coziest breakfast spots in the city, moved last year from its counter-seat digs on Potrero Hill down to the Dogpatch area off Third Street, I was a little worried. It went from being sweetly diminutive to twice the size. But the new space has more room and, more importantly, enough room for a deep-fat fryer — which means they could start making beignets, something that Arienne Landry (the owner and a native of Lafayette, Louisiana) says she’s been wanting to do for years. The squares of fried dough puff up to be feather-light and perfectly hollow inside. They’re best eaten hot from the fryer and dusted with a heavy-handed shake of powdered sugar.”

Gone Gluten Free In SF

“This place is perfect for a gluten-free gal such as myself. Not only do they have gluten-free bread available for any egg dish, but they also have oatmeal pancakes. When prepared perfectly, they are golden brown, crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Right now however my new favorite breakfast is the French toast, made with gluten-free bread.”

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The Slow Food Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area

by Sylvan Brackett, Sue Moore, and Wendy Downing with Slow Food USA

The Slow Food Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area

“Just for You is beloved for its big breakfasts, egg dishes, and fantastic breads. In fact, they make all the baked goods on the premises, including the huge beignets, fried to order and served with a simple dusting of powdered sugar. It’s a little taste of New Orleans that’s sure to get your morning (or afternoon) started off right. They are especially devoted to their pancakes here, offering buckwheat, oatmeal, cornmeal, and buttermilk.”