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April 25, 2012 12:16 PM   Subscribe

Where can I pick up coffee/breakfast for a dozen people before 6AM tomorrow in Japantown/Lower Pacific Heights in San Francisco?

Staying in a hotel in Japantown. Hoping to pick up coffee/breakfast for a dozen sleepy coworkers before 6AM tomorrow and Friday (we have to be on site setting up for an event; breakfast won't be available there until closer to 9AM, and I'm afraid they'll revolt). Are there any 24 hour delis or diners, coffee shops/bakeries that open early, or bodegas within walking distance where I could get a dozen bagels/doughnuts and a couple of trays of coffee?
posted by rebekah to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Also: if there are any places that might deliver such things to a hotel at such an hour, that would be equally if not more fantastic.
posted by rebekah at 12:16 PM on April 25, 2012


I believe there's a Denny's; not sure if they'd have transportable coffee, but if you speak to the hotel they might be able to work something out.

There's a thing I heard about called exec - it's a service in san fran that might be able to accomplish this. I got a beta invite not sure if they're open for public yet, me mail me and I'll see if I can get an invite if needed.
posted by tilde at 12:25 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


There's a Safeway grocery store at 1355 Webster Street, just a couple blocks from Japantown. It opens at 6am and has a bakery. I imagine you could get bagels and spreads, muffins, donuts, juice, etc.

Bob's Donuts is a bit further and is open 24 hours a day.

For everything else, try Yelp!
posted by germdisco at 12:30 PM on April 25, 2012


The Peet's at Van Ness + Bush opens at 5:30am (most do during the week, same for the one on Polk). Also: the unSafeway on Webster is terrible.
posted by kcm at 12:49 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Specialty's will cater breakfast and offers pickup or delivery. Their baked goods are good.
posted by rdc at 1:04 PM on April 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Seconding Specialty's! They do consistently awesome breakfast baked goods and decent coffee, and are definitely a notch above Safeway and Denny's in quality.
posted by guybrush_threepwood at 1:35 PM on April 25, 2012


Seconding Peet's, but I would call them today just to make sure they have enough coffee brewing first thing. The Peet's-to-Go carton serves 12 and they give you all the cream, cups and sugar with it.
posted by oneirodynia at 2:15 PM on April 25, 2012


... and their pastries are decent.
posted by oneirodynia at 2:16 PM on April 25, 2012


Thirding Specialty's. SO GOOD.
posted by naoko at 9:12 PM on April 25, 2012


Thanks, all! The concept of picking up food the evening before hadn't occurred to me in my work- and travel-induced haze. Ran by a supermarket (Nijiya, in case anyone's curious) two nights ago and picked up provisions.
posted by rebekah at 1:19 PM on April 27, 2012


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