THE FACTS: Beats ‘n’ Brunch is a vegan brunch that happens outside of Bollyhood Cafe on 19th Street between Mission and Capp Streets every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s tasty, you should totally go.
THE SASS: This place is run by a bunch of hipster hippies who don’t brush their hair and wear cropped Hello Kitty t-shirts. Wait, no, I’m talking about a rave. Um, they just dress “different” and wear shit like vests without shirts and bandanas tied around their heads and have definitely participated in drum circles at some point in their lives. What I’m trying to say is: I totally blended.
They’re also hella nice and the food is straight delicious. They’ve got sweet bread pudding, Korean pancakes (pictured above), flat bread sandwiches, pulled bbq seitain, massive salads, mimosas, sangria, and MORE. Seriously, it’s some of the best brunch game in town (please take this with a grain of salt because San Francisco fucking blows at vegan brunch. Seriously, in Portland, brunch goes on brunch pail trees. FOR REALSIES. Also, their mayor is a vegan croissanwich.). It’s definitely worth a visit and if the steampunk-cum-Birkenstock vibe doesn’t turn you off, you’ll be back for more. I went two days in a row and that scene normally repulses me so that food ain’t no joke. Plus, I was introduced to this place by VegNews and chef Jesse Miner, and those people don’t mess.
PLEASE TO NOTE: Your food might come in 5 minutes or it might take an hour, bring an attractive date or a crossword puzzle.