Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dottie’s True blue café

Happy Father’s Day! (Sunday the Third)

"Folks who have no vices have very few virtues" ~ Abe Lincoln*

(Cliff Clavinism "Little Known Fact" of the day:
This song was written by David Gates, not about a lost love of his, but about his father that had passed away.)

This was the third Sunday in a row that I headed over to Dottie's True blue café (see 'blog-entry from June 12th, 2011). I actually "slept in" today and didn't get to
Dottie's until almost 8:00am, and, as such, had to wait about 45 minutes outside for the next (second) seating of the morning. Luckily the weather was great; the Sun was out and shining and it hadn't even started to "heat up" to the 70° or so that it should hit today. I can't wait until June 21st when Summer truly starts and we only have another two more months of fog until it really heats up…

The following photo is just a short set of "rules" that
Dottie's has posted to inform the crowd while waiting to enter/eat.

"Learn it. Know it. Live it, Spicoli."

For a change (and for your change), there was an actual street performer (not just the normal indigenous populace hanging around) entertaining the folks waiting patiently outside. He wasn't that bad, either. I thought that he did a pretty decent acoustic rendition of "On Broadway", Mr. Benson.

I ordered off the Specials Board again: Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato, Scallion, and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata ~ with Toast and Potatoes. I also ordered a large glass of grapefruit juice and a cuppa coffee.

It was great as always. There were lots of green asparagusy goodness in it ~ easily asparagus in every fork-full/bite.

For condimentary supplements I went with what Dottie's had to offer on the counter: Tabasco® Chipotle on the potatoes and a little Frank's® RedHot® Chile 'n Lime on the frittata.

Okay, what else can I say that I haven't already said about
Dottie's many times over? Go there to eat; it's the best breakfast place in San Francisco for your money; get there early; wait and enjoy.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating: Frittata ~ 7.5

*(This was a refrigerator magnet quote on
Dottie's refrigerator. While Abe isn't technically "the Father of America", he was a father and I am pretty sure he ate breakfast once in a while.)


  1. I know you mention asparagus a zillion times and put it in bright green for my benefit

  2. Was the indigenous crowd self medicating this time? My guess is the performance was part of their perscription rather than anything done for the benefit of line standers.

  3. Jim:

    No the guy actually had a guitar that he was playing (and not too badly). He actually sang better than he played, but that was still okay.