If you’ve read Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential”, you know he poo-poos brunch, essentially calling it out as a restaurant’s leftovers. Not in this case: brunch is all they do at Just for You, and they do it well.
I happened to stumble upon Just for You after meandering my way to the Dogpatch after giving up on the 4-hour wait at Plow in Potrero. What I found was a neighborhood gem for brunch that I’ve been back to many times. It feels humble and a little diner-like, but don’t be fooled. All of the bread and the desserts are made in-house, they have fresh beignets available always, and an extensive menu of typical brunch items. They also buy most of what they serve locally and source their meats from a charcuterie selling artisan meats with no preservatives and the eggs are organic. They’ve also got fun drinks like a rotating menu of mimosa specials.
The menu is too large for me to have tried much of it, but I gravitate towards a beignet (a must) and the hangtown fry. Great hangover food.