As vegans, it is pretty rare for Chris and I to just stumble into our local diner or fancy brunch restaurant on a Sunday morning for a satisfying breakfast. It’s even less likely while we’re on vacation. Sure, we may find breakfast at the closest vegan restaurant, but at a non-vegan restaurant? Not likely. Your average restaurants don’t generally offer a hearty vegan breakfast option, let alone several from which you can choose.
That is why St. Francis Fountain in San Francisco is such a special place. Open since 1918, this old school ice cream parlor and soda fountain (that looks probably almost identical to the way it did the day it was opened) serves up classic diner food: burgers, sandwiches, and good old fashioned, greasy spoon breakfasts. The best part? The menu is filled with vegan options and many of the non-vegan items can be made vegan.