Brunching in San Francisco is a serious affair. From the birthday cake rainbow vanilla lattes at HomeSF to the croissantwich with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and sausage at Café de la Presse, the city by the bay doesn’t mess around when it comes to the first meal of the day. We’ve got plenty of stomping grounds we love to visit in Silicon Valley, but this week we added a new breakfast haunt to our list called Kitchen Story.


A photo of two juicy pieces of Millionaire's Bacon at Kitchen Story in San Francisco, California.
Money, Money, Money – Two Pieces of Millionaire’s Bacon at Kitchen Story in San Francisco, California


Kitchen Story is located on the corner of 16th Street and Sanchez Street in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. The restaurant serves elevated traditional California style cuisine and something Kitchen Story likes to call millionaire’s bacon (thick hunks free range bacon doused in sugar, cayenne pepper, black pepper and red pepper then slow cooked to perfection).


A photo of the millionaire's Mary Bloody Mary at Kitchen Story beside a cappuccino at Kitchen Story in San Francisco, California. The millionaire's Mary includes a a thick hunk of millionaire's bacon.
It Makes So Much Cents – The Millionaire’s Mary at Kitchen Story in San Francisco, California Includes a Thick Hunk of Millionaire’s Bacon


Each slab of millionaire’s bacon is roughly equivalent to two and a half or three slices of run of the mill bacon. Kitchen Story’s business partners Hoyul Steven Choi and Chaiporn Kitsadaviseksak peddle their scrumptious bacon bits at a number of Kitchen Story’s sister restaurants including Berkeley Social Club, Blackwood, Fred’s Coffee Shop, Kitchen Sunnyside, Sweet Maple and the Taylor Street Coffee Shop.


Clearly we’re big breakfast fans. Curious about some of the other crazy brekkies we’ve taste tested around the globe? Here are some of our favorite brunch places in the world.



A photo of the deep fried mascarpone French toast at Kitchen story in San Francisco, California. The dish is served with Served with mixed berries, real Vermont maple syrup and honey butter.
You Could Hide a Small Horse in This Mascarpone – Deep Fried Mascarpone French Toast at Kitchen Story in San Francisco, California


After scarfing down our millionaire’s bacon and sipping on our deliciously spicy Bloody Mary, we dove head first into Kitchen Story’s mascarpone stuffed deep fried French toast.


In addition to Kitchen Story, here’s a list of other neat little local spots we love across the San Francisco Bay Area.


A photo of the KS Monte Cristo at Kitchen Story in San Francisco, California. The sandwich is made with meyer lemon French toast, tasty smoked ham, Swiss cheese and served with a spicy raspberry jam and rainbow potatoes on the side.
Squeeze the Day – The KS Monte Cristo at Kitchen Story in San Francisco, California is Made With Meyer Lemon French Toast


We saved the best for last though. The KS Monte Cristo with its crispy side of rainbow potatoes didn’t disappoint. The French toast was light and airy with just the slightest hint of lemony goodness. Chances are high that you’ll see this millionaire bacon eater chowing down on the KS Monte Cristo again sometime soon. We highly recommend snagging a seat at this Castro eatery. If you don’t want to suffer the line, you can book a reservation at Kitchen Story online.


A photo of the outside of Kitchen Story restaurant in San Francisco, California.
Kitchen Story in San Francisco, California


Kitchen Story
Address: 3499 16th Street
San Francisco, California 94114
Hours: Breakfast and Brunch Daily 8:00am to 3:00pm, Dinner Sunday Through Thursday 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Dinner Friday and Saturday 5:00pm to 10:30pm, Happy Hour Daily 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Phone: (415) 525-4905
Pricing (All in USD): Egg Plates $13 to $19, Poached Egg Entrees $15 to $24, Omelets and Scrambles $15 to $18, Morning Melts $13 to $16, Hotcakes and French Toast $13, Burgers $16 to $19, Paninis $15 to $18, Salads $15 to $17, Dinner Starters $9 to $14, Soup $7 to $14, Dinner Entrees $20 to $24, Noodle Soup $13 to $18, Thai Street Dishes $13 to $14, Fried Rice $14, Curry $15 to $16, Eyeopener Cocktails $10 to $19