Rachael calls Mama's a "popular hotspot" with a "homey atmosphere that you just don't find in many restaurants." "For something traditional try the Buttermilk Pancakes made from scratch. And if you come on a weekend, check out the specials menu. If you're lucky they'll have the Dungeness Crab Benedict with Fresh Spinach... it is worth every penny in every rich bite." "My favorite? The Apple Pan Dore. De-lish. No wonder San Franciscans can not get enough of Mama's."
At USA TODAY's request, Zagat.com found the best ones for breakfast in 25 cities — ranging from Boston to San Francisco, Minneapolis to Houston — that are frequently visited by business travelers. At Mama's on Washington Square in San Francisco, diners can feast for $10.50 on the Northwest omelet. It includes smoked salmon and grilled leeks drizzled with sour cream, served with grilled red potatoes and toast.