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Brunch Madness: (4) Zuni Cafe Vs. (5) Mission Beach Cafe

Round Six: The iconic Market spot vs. the modern Mission eatery.

The Zuni Burger vs. Mushroom Eggs Benedict

Zuni Cafe's Burger vs. Mission Beach Cafe's Mushroom Eggs Benedict

Who has the best brunch in the city? Our first ever Brunch Bracket pits sixteen of the city's most popular brunch spots in a single elimination, fight-to-the-death tournament. Our food editor Rebecca Flint Marx seeded the contenders, but it's your votes that decide who wins. Every weekday, you'll have a chance to vote on the day's matchup until we decide our ultimate winner. Last Friday, number one seed Plow beat number eight seed St. Francis Fountain.

Winner: Zuni Café 51%. Runner-Up: Mission Beach Cafe 49%.

Today's match-up:

(4) Zuni Café
Address: 1658 Market St.
Signature Dish: The Zuni Burger with house-ground beef, grilled rosemary focaccia, and Zuni pickles
Vibe: Open, airy, and expensive
Representative Patron: Anyone in search of what is arguably the city's greatest Bloody Mary
Weakness: The legendary roasted chicken isn't really brunch food

(5) Mission Beach Cafe
Address: 198 Guerrero St. (at 14th St.)
Signature Dish: Wild mushroom eggs benedict with spinach, caramelized onions, and truffle Mornay sauce
Vibe: Casual candle-light chic
Representative Patron: The sophisticated Missionite with money who like their French toast with lavender and their syrup bourbon rather than maple
Weakness: What's wrong with maple syrup?

Do you prefer to brunch on Market or Mission? Do you prefer top brunch at a cafe or a café? The poll will be open for 24 hours, so jump onto Twitter and Facebook to rally your friends!

Follow along with the full bracket here. 

 

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