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Our Story

Nestled in the heart of the NoPa neighborhood of San Francisco and inspired by the warmth of southern hospitality, Early to Rise brings a fresh take on brunch. Here, we celebrate the art of homemade meals crafted with precision and care, and infused with hospitality. Founded by Andrew McCormack, a chef with a rich background in Michelin-starred kitchens, Early to Rise was born out of a vision in 2016. Andrew saw a gap in the dining scene - a need for accessible yet high-quality brunch options. His mission was simple; to share the joy of a premium ingredient brunch with everyone.


Early to rise is more than just a restaurant: it's a testament to resilience and determination, having thrived through the challenges of a global pandemic from a bustling pop-up to a beloved bright-and-mortar locale. Inspired by Benjamin Franklin's wise words, our name encapsulates our ethos- a place for those who cherish quality, community, and the simple joys of a well-started day.

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As we grow, Early to Rise aspires to be more than a dining spot; we aim to be a cornerstone of the neighborhood, fostering connections and creating unforgettable moments. We're not just in the business of serving food' we're here to enrich the fabric of San Francisco's vibrant life, welcoming everyone to a space where community and quality converge.

Our Food

At Early to Rise, we redefine the brunch experience with a f\casual authenticity with a touch of sophistication. Whether you're a local or just passing through, our doors are open to brighten our mornings and add joy to your weekends.

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Our kitchen is a hub of creativity, where everything from butter to bagels, and even our thick-cut bacon, is made from scratch. With a 900 lb smoker and extensive baking and cooking facilities, we're set to host.

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Our beverage selection is thoughtfully curated to complement your meal. It features local wines, beers, mimosas, and signature cocktails like our house-made Greyhound and Bloody Mary - the ideal brunch companions. 

Meet Chef Andrew McCormack

Chef brings over a decade of experience from America's top restaurants, including Jean-Georges, The Modern, and Quince, to Early to Rise. Inspired by these stints, his culinary philosophy focuses on elevating simple ingredients through meticulously crafted recipes. In 2016, Andrew launched Early to Rise as a pop-up, serving communal, family-style meals across San Francisco. This venture, born out of his passion for accessible, high-quality brunch, has since evolved into a full-service restaurant in San Francisco's NoPa neighborhood, embodying his commitment to delicious, thoughtfully prepared food.