Mama's is one of those places where you question why you are choosing to wait in line for an hour instead of nursing a major hangover until you are finally sitting down, your fork hits your mouth, and utter loudly "HOLY SHIT THIS IS GOOD." You don't know brunch until you go to Mama's, seriously. Prepare for some serious food porn, I'm drooling as I post this.
So yes, the food. The three of us shared the french toast sampler platter which had three different types of toast (I ended up with the banana nut one, soooo damn good). A random guy saw our plate and told us that we had to try the homemade jam with it so I had a couple bites... is it bad that I wanted to sneak out with the jar? Curse my small clutch! The next photo is of my plate, the shrimp benedict with avocado, which was on the special menu. Lulu had intended to get the shrimp omelet but got the crab omelet instead which was just as my plate. Aimee is allergic to eggs (poor baby) so she had to skip the egg-centric breakfast menu to get a chicken sandwich which was still quite amazing. Overall, I was very satisfied with my dish and refused to get up without devouring every little morsel on my plate (evidence: this little twitpic).
(lol @ Lulu's obsession with Tabasco) Aren't my friends beautiful? I'm a little hesitant about posting my sleep deprived mug (rough night, don't ask) after the above pics but I'll do it anyway. I am wearing my Wren corduroy jacket (which I am surprised I never managed to photograph) and T by Alex Wang striped boatneck top. There is also a silly video that goes with this but I'm afraid the low memory space on my laptop isn't letting me edit it. Oh well, my really awesome Pokemon impressions are just going to have to wait.
Final verdict: if you ever decide to visit San Francisco (or live here!) you must, must, MUST stop by Mama's. Don't just take my word, random people who were exiting the building as we were in line reassured us that the wait would be completely worth it once we were sitting down. The service is amazing (our waiter was incredibly helpful and friendly even though the restaurant is always so busy!) and I will definitely be dragging BF up there soon so he can check it out.