I used to rag on french toast by saying it was the soulless man's pancake, but all of that is behind me now. I finally found some french toast with a soul. I ordered the The Red Door Cafe's French Toast Josephine with bananas. The bread had a buttery crisp outside with a rich almost custardy flavor inside. It was covered in berries, powdered sugar, syrup and sliced bananas caramelized in butter. I almost wept with how satisfying it was. They also serve pretty great coffee in drinking bowls, various wraps, and Mexican egg dishes, but it's really all about the french toast.
Food: Mexican-inspired brunch or light lunch eats with an insane french toast.
Atmosphere: Small art student loft. The owner is very friendly, hands-on and eager to please, but there are few tables and limited seating. It's a neighborhood joint where people stop in with their dogs for a cup of coffee to go. They can't accommodate large parties and it's best to get there early to avoid a wait.
Bloghungry Rating: A-Red Door Cafe
1608 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94109