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Brenda's French Soul Food

  • Cajun & Creole, French, Soul Food
  • 652 Polk St, San Francisco 94102 37.782668 -122.418925
  • (At Eddy St)
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  • (415) 345-8100
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Beignets

Three Plain for the die-hard traditionalist    5.00
Three Chocolate filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate    6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple sweetened with cinnamon honey butter    6.00
Three Crawfish spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar    9.00
Beignet Flight can't decide? try a sampling of each! four per order    9.50

House Favorites

Hangtown Fry crispy oyster, bacon & scallion scramble, with grits or hash, plus cream biscuit or toast    12.25
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy    13.25
Grillades & Grits beef cutlets braised in spicy creole gravy, served with grits & two eggs any style, plus cream biscuit or toast    11.75

Eggs

Two Eggs Any Way You Like 'Em     7.75
Two Eggs Any Way You Like 'Em add bacon, molasses ham or link sausage    2.50
Andouille Sausage & Cheddar Omelette mushrooms, scallions, sauce piquant    11.00
Creole Veggie Omelette corn maque choux, tomato, onion, bell pepper, spinach, cheddar    10.25
Shrimp & Goat Cheese Omelette with caramelized onions, topped with tomato-bacon relish    12.25
Three Egg Omelette     8.25
Three Egg Omelette add any veggie or cheese   ea 0.75
Three Egg Omelette add any meat   ea 2.00
Egg & Bacon Tartine bacon, scrambled eggs, gruyère & tomato-bacon relish on toasted french roll, with choice of grits or hash    10.00

Off The Griddle

French Toast three thick slices of cinnamon-battered brioche    7.75
French Toast add with butter pecan sauce    1.00
Two Nice Big, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes     8.50
Two Nice Big, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes add nuts &/or seasonal fruit    1.50
Housemade Granola Pancakes With Fresh Fruit drizzled with vanilla bean cream    11.75

On The Sides

Brenda's Housemade Granola     3.50
Granola Parfait with fruit & yogurt    6.00
Fresh Seasonal Fruit     3.50
Bacon Or Molasses Ham     3.00
Link Sausage Or Andouille     3.50
Grillades Gravy     3.00
Country Sausage Gravy     3.00
One Plain Pancake     4.00
One Egg Any Style     2.00
Cream Biscuit Or Toast     2.25
Grits Or Hash     2.75

Soups And Salads

Chicken sausage & okra gumbo   cup 3.75 bowl 7.50
House Salad baby greens, shaved onion, tomato & herb goat cheese crouton, with buttermilk or creole mustard dressing    7.75
Caesar smoked garlic dressing, croutons, shaved pecorino    8.25
Brie En Croute Salad mixed greens, fried shallots & spiced pecans with creole mustard dressing    8.75

House Favorites

Cornmeal-Fried Shrimp, Oyster Or Catfish Po'boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll    12.75
Red Beans & Rice—oh So Nice! smoky, spicy stewed kidney beans with steamed white rice & andouille sausage    11.00
Chicken Etouffée chicken smothered in spicy creole tomato gravy, served with rice    11.25
BFC two pieces of our secret recipe fried chicken with fries, cole slaw & cream biscuit    12.75

Sandwiches

Sloppy Josephine lighter, sassier version of the joe, made with turkey on a warm toasted bun    9.25
Vegan Josephine best tofu you'll ever wrap your mouth around - served on a warm toasted bun    9.25
Croque Monsieur baked ham & gruyère with béchamel sauce on sliced sourdough    10.25
Muffaletta salami, ham, mortadella, provolone & mozzarella piled on toasted seeded roll, dressed with house olive salad    11.25
The Burger ur spiced-up version, served on a lightly toasted bun with caramelized onions, house catsup, & bread & butter pickles choice of fries or cole slaw    11.00
The Burger add gruyère, goat or cheddar    1.00
The Burger add an egg    2.00

On The Fly

Grillades & Grits     11.50
Chicken sausage & okra gumbo    7.50  3.75
Red Beans & Rice     5.50  11.00
Chicken Etouffée     5.75  11.25

On The Side

One BFC Breast     4.00
One BFC Thigh     3.00
One BFC Drumstick Or Wing     2.75
Red Beans & Rice     5.50
Hushpuppies & Chipotle Rémoulade     5.00
Fries Or Cole Slaw     1.95
Bacon Or Molasses Ham     3.00
Link Sausage Or Andouille     3.50
Cream Biscuit Or Toast     2.25
Grits Or Hash     2.75
Gruyère goat or cheddar    1.00

Plates

Red Beans & Rice-Oh So Nice! smoky, spicy stewed kidney beans with steamed white rice & andouille sausage    11.00
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy    13.25
Cornmeal-Fried Shrimp, Oyster Or Catfish Po'boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll    12.75
BFC two pieces of our secret recipe fried chicken with fries, cole slaw & cream biscuit    12.75
The Burger half pound spiced up ground chuck with caramelized onion, bread & butter pickles, & our own special sauce on toasted kaiser roll    11.00
The Burger add an egg    2.00
The Burger add gruyère, goat or cheddar    1.00

Beignets

Three Plain for the die-hard traditionalist    5.00
Three Chocolate filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate    6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple sweetened with cinnamon honey butter    6.00
Three Crawfish spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar    9.00
Beignet Flight can't decide? try a sampling of each! four per order    9.50

Snacks

Chicken sausage & okra gumbo   cup 3.75 bowl 7.50
Hushpuppies chipotle rémoulade    5.00
Smoked Pork Rillettes watermelon pickles, creole mustard, croutons    7.50

Appetizers

Crawfish Beignets spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar   ea 3.00
Chicken sausage & okra gumbo   cup 4.00 bowl 8.00
Hushpuppies chipotle rémoulade    5.00
Onion Soup Gratinée melted gruyère crouton    7.00
Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower house ranch dressing    6.75
Smoked Pork Rillettes watermelon pickles, creole mustard, croutons    7.50
Garlic Shrimp Gratin shrimp with pequillo pepper & goat cheese fondue-broiled to perfection, served with buttered toast    11.00
Brie En Croute Salad mixed greens, fried shallots & spiced pecans with creole mustard dressing    8.75

Oysters

Casino bacon, scallion, biscuit crumbs, parmesan, gruyère   ea 2.75
Tchoupitoulas cayenne butter, garlic, herbs   ea 2.75
Orleans blackened voodoo bbq sauce   ea 2.75
Oyster Flight can't decide? try a sampling of each!    8.25

Entrees

Red Beans & Rice-Oh So Nice! smoky, spicy stewed kidney beans with andouille sausage & steamed white rice    12.00
Chicken Etouffée chicken smothered in spicy creole tomato gravy, served with rice    12.25
Sweet Potato Dumplings smoked corn-jalapeño cream, seasonal vegetable maque choux    13.00
Sweet Potato Dumplings add shrimp & crawfish    3.75
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy    13.25
BBQ Pork Ribs mac & cheese, collard greens    15.75
BFC three pieces of brenda's secret recipe fried chicken, our famous cream biscuit, hot pepper jelly & collard greens    15.75
Catfish Des Allemands bronzed catfish, crawfish étouffée, pecan rice pilaf    16.75
Cornmeal-Fried Shrimp, Oyster Or Catfish Po'boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll choice of fries or cole slaw    13.75
The Burger our spiced-up version, served on a lightly toasted bun with caramelized onions, house catsup, & bread & butter pickles choice of fries or cole slaw    12.00
The Burger add gruyère, goat or cheddar    1.00
The Burger add an egg    2.00

On The Side

One Piece BFC     3.75
Mac & Cheese     5.00
Collard Greens     4.50
Glazed Yams     4.00
Cream Biscuit     2.25
Grits     2.75

Dessert

Three Plain Beignets for the die-hard traditionalist    5.00
Three Chocolate Beignets filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate    6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple Beignets sweetened with cinnamon honey butter    6.00
Beignet Flight try a sampling of each! three per order    6.00
Ghirardelli Chocolate Pot De Crème with whipped cream    5.00
Deep Fried Peach Pie with whipped cream    4.75
Bread Pudding Du Jour     5.50

Beignets

Three Plain for the die-hard traditionalist    5.00
Three Chocolate filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate    6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple sweetened with cinnamon honey butter    6.00
Three Crawfish spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar    9.00
Beignet Flight can't decide? try a sampling of each! four per order    9.50

House Favorites

Chicken sausage & okra gumbo   bowl 7.50 cup 3.75
Croque Monsieur baked ham & gruyère with béchamel sauce on sliced sourdough, with choice of fries or cole slaw    10.25
Hangtown Fry crispy oyster, bacon & scallion scramble, with grits or hash, plus cream biscuit or toast    12.25
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy    13.25
Grillades & Grits beef cutlets braised in spicy creole gravy, served with grits & two eggs any style, plus cream biscuit or toast    11.75

Eggs

Two Eggs Any Way You Like 'Em     7.75
Two Eggs Any Way You Like 'Em add bacon, molasses ham or link sausage    2.50
Andouille Sausage & Cheddar Omelette mushrooms, scallions, sauce piquant    11.00
Creole Veggie Omelette corn maque choux, tomato, onion, bell pepper, spinach, cheddar    10.25
Shrimp & Goat Cheese Omelette with caramelized onions, topped with tomato-bacon relish    12.25
Three Egg Omelette     8.25
Three Egg Omelette add any veggie or cheese   ea 0.75
Three Egg Omelette add any meat   ea 2.00
Egg & Bacon Tartine bacon, scrambled eggs, gruyère & tomato-bacon relish on toasted french roll, with choice of grits or hash    10.00
Our Eggs Benedict two poached eggs on cream biscuits with creole hollandaise, and choice of grits or hash  
Our Eggs Benedict florentine    11.50
Our Eggs Benedict molasses ham    12.50
Our Eggs Benedict fried catfish    13.00
Our Eggs Benedict fried chicken    12.75

Off The Griddle

French Toast three thick slices of cinnamon-battered brioche    7.75
French Toast add with butter pecan sauce    1.00
Two Nice Big, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes     8.50
Two Nice Big, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes add nuts &/or seasonal fruit    1.50
Housemade Granola Pancakes With Fresh Fruit drizzled with vanilla bean cream    11.75

On The Side

Brenda's Housemade Granola     3.50
Granola Parfait with fruit & yogurt    6.00
Fresh Seasonal Fruit     3.50
Bacon Or Molasses Ham     3.00
Link Sausage Or Andouille     3.50
Grillades Gravy     3.00
Country Sausage Gravy     3.00
One Plain Pancake     4.00
One Egg Any Style     2.00
Cream Biscuit Or Toast     2.25
Grits Or Hash     2.75
Fries Or Cole Slaw     1.95

Beignets

Three Plain for the die-hard traditionalist    5.00
Three Chocolate filled with molten ghirardelli chocolate    6.00
Three Granny Smith Apple sweetened with cinnamon honey butter    6.00
Three Crawfish spiced with cayenne, scallions & cheddar    9.00
Beignet Flight can't decide? try a sampling of each! four per order    9.50

Eggs

Two Eggs Any Way You Like 'Em     7.75
Two Eggs Any Way You Like 'Em add bacon, molasses ham or link sausage    2.50
Andouille Sausage & Cheddar Omelette mushrooms, scallions, sauce piquant    11.00
Creole Veggie Omelette corn maque choux, tomato, onion, bell pepper, spinach, cheddar    10.25
Shrimp & Goat Cheese Omelette with caramelized onions, topped with tomato-bacon relish    12.25
Three Egg Omelette     8.25
Three Egg Omelette add any veggie or cheese   ea 0.75
Three Egg Omelette add any meat   ea 2.00
Egg & Bacon Tartine bacon, scrambled eggs, gruyère & tomato-bacon relish on toasted french roll, with choice of grits or hash    10.00
Our Eggs Benedict two poached eggs on cream biscuits with creole hollandaise, and choice of grits or hash  
Our Eggs Benedict florentine    11.50
Our Eggs Benedict molasses ham    12.50
Our Eggs Benedict fried catfish    13.00
Our Eggs Benedict fried chicken    12.75

House Favorites

Chicken sausage & okra gumbo   bowl 8.00 cup 4.00
Croque Monsieur baked ham & gruyère with béchamel sauce on sliced sourdough, with choice of fries or cole slaw    10.25
Hangtown Fry crispy oyster, bacon & scallion scramble, with grits or hash, plus cream biscuit or toast    12.25
Shrimp & Grits sautéed shrimp, cheddar grits, spicy tomato-bacon gravy    13.25
Grillades & Grits beef cutlets braised in spicy creole gravy, served with grits & two eggs any style, plus cream biscuit or toast    11.75
BFC three pieces of brenda's secret recipe fried chicken, our famous cream biscuit, hot pepper jelly & collard greens    15.75
Cornmeal-Fried Shrimp, Oyster Or Catfish Po'Boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll choice of fries or cole slaw    13.75
Red Beans & Rice-Oh So Nice! smoky, spicy stewed kidney beans with steamed white rice & andouille sausage    12.00
The Burger our spiced-up version, served on a lightly toasted bun with caramelized onions, house catsup, & bread & butter pickles choice of fries or cole slaw    12.00
The Burger add an egg    2.00
The Burger add gruyère, goat or cheddar    1.00
Muffaletta salami, ham, mortadella, provolone & mozzarella piled on toasted seeded roll & dressed with house olive salad    11.25

Off The Griddle

French Toast three thick slices of cinnamon-battered brioche    7.75
French Toast with butter pecan sauce add    1.00
Two Nice Big, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes     8.50
Two Nice Big, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes add nuts &/or seasonal fruit    1.50
Housemade Granola Pancakes With Fresh Fruit drizzled with vanilla bean cream    11.75

On The Side

Cream Biscuit Or Toast     2.25
Mac & Cheese     5.00
Fries Or Cole Slaw     1.95
Grits Or Hash     2.75
Brenda's Housemade Granola     3.50
Granola Parfait with fruit & yogurt    6.00
Fresh Seasonal Fruit     3.50
Bacon Or Molasses Ham     3.00
Link Sausage Or Andouille     3.50
Grillades Gravy     3.00
Country Sausage Gravy     3.00
One Plain Pancake     4.25
One Egg Any Style     2.00

Coffee, Tea & Soda

Community Coffee w/ chicory    2.50
Café Au Lait     2.75
Espresso     2.00  2.50
Cappuccino     3.25  3.75
Latte     3.75  4.25
Mocha     4.25
Hot Chocolate     3.25
Hot Tea     2.25
Sweet Watermelon House Tea     2.75
Iced Tea     2.25
Abita Root Beer     3.00
Coke diet coke, sprite    1.75
Mineral Water     1.75
Orange Juice     2.25
Milk     1.50
Soy Milk     2.00

Cocktails

Mimosa sparkling rosé, orange juice    7.00
Creole Bloody Mary bloody mary garnished with creole spices & pickled okra    7.00
Coup De Café espresso, chocolate, underberg bitters    6.00

Beer

Anchor Steam     4.50
Abita Jockamo IPA     4.50
Dixie Lager     4.50
Dixie Blackened Voodoo     4.75
Underberg Bitters Shot     3.00

Sparkling

Sparkling Rosé pol clement, france nv    6.00

White

French Country White domaine du tariquet, france    6.00
"White Elephant" Chenin Blanc/Viognier vinum cellars, ca    7.00
Riesling millbrandt vineyards columbia valley, wa    7.00

Red

Rhône Paradox château mas neuf costières de nîmes, france    7.00
Zinfandel Blend marietta old vine red lot 56 alexander valley, ca    8.00
Pinot Noir vinum cellars, ca    7.00

Appetizer

Chicken, Andouille & Okra Gumbo with steamed white rice & scallion garnish   sm (serves 12-16) 55.00 lg (serves 25-30) 95.00
Brenda's Salad baby greens, shaved onion, fried shallots & spiced pecans with creole mustard dressing   sm (serves 5-7) 25.00 lg (serves 10-15) 45.00
House Salad baby greens, shaved onion, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese & croutons, with choice of buttermilk, creole mustard or caesar dressing   sm (serves 5-7) 20.00 lg (serves 10-15) 40.00
Caesar Salad smoked garlic dressing, shaved pecorino & croutons   sm (serves 5-7) 25.00 lg (serves 10-15) 45.00
Baked Brie En Croute brie cheese baked until melted in flaky, buttery pastry, served with croutons   half wheel (serves 5-10) 35.00 whole wheel (serves 10-20) 70.00
Hushpuppies with our signature chipotle rémoulade   (doz) 15.00
Shrimp Hushpuppies with our signature chipotle rémoulade   doz 24.00
Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower with house ranch dressing   sm (serves 8-10) 25.00 lg (serves 20-25) 45.00
Big Easy Wings spicy garlic, red chile & jalapeño chicken wings, with buttermilk dressing & celery sticks   sm (3lbs) 30.00 lg (5lbs) 50.00
Fried Catfish Platter served with our signature chipotle rémoulade   sm (3lbs) 55.00 lg (5lbs) 100.00

Entrees

Chicken, Andouille & Okra Gumbo with steamed white rice & scallion garnish   sm (serves 5-7) 55.00 lg (serves 10-15) 95.00
Red Beans & Rice (v). served with andouille sausage & scallion garnish   sm (serves 5-10) 55.00 lg (serves 12-20) 95.00
Blackeyed Peas & Rice (v). served with andouille sausage & scallion garnish   sm (serves 5-10) 55.00 lg (serves 12-20) 95.00
Chicken-Andouille Jambalaya (v). spicy new orleans' style rice pilaf with chicken & andouille sausage   sm (5lbs) 55.00 lg (10lbs) 95.00
Creole Shrimp Pot Pie baked spicy shrimp creole casserole topped with cream biscuits & melted cheddar    140.00  75.00
Crawfish-Andouille Pot Pie baked spicy crawfish & andouille sausage casserole topped with cream biscuits & melted cheddar    140.00  75.00
Chicken Etouffée smothered chicken stew with creole spices, steamed rice & scallion    55.00  95.00
B B Q Pork Spareribs glazed with our house bbq sauce   lg (10lbs) 135.00 sm (5lbs) 75.00
Bfc brenda's secret recipe fried chicken   lg (34-36pcs) 135.00 sm (17-18pcs) 75.00

Beignets

Plain for the die-hard traditionalist    24.00
Chocolate with molten ghirardelli chocolate    30.00
Granny Smith Apple with cinnamon honey butter    30.00
Crawfish with cayenne, scallions & cheddar    36.00

Sides

Cole Slaw    qt 10.00 pt 5.00
Creole Potato Salad     10.00  5.00
Braised Collard Greens (v).    10.00  5.00
Mac & Cheese    lg (serves 25-30) 110.00 sm (serves 12-15) 55.00
Andouille Cornbread Dressing    sm (serves 12-15) 45.00 lg (serves 25-30) 90.00
Cornbread    (sm 10" x 10" pan) 25.00 (lg 10" x 20" pan) 45.00
Our Signature Cream Biscuits with butter & housemade jam   doz 25.00

Drinks

Sweet Watermelon Iced Tea     25.00
Canned Sodas & Bottled Water    ea 2.00
Community Coffee with chicory    25.00
Orange Juice     30.00

Sweets

Bread Pudding with bourbon sauce & whipped cream   lg (serves 25-30) 60.00 sm (serves 12-15) 30.00
Banana & Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding banana & ghirardelli chocolate chip bread pudding with bourbon sauce & whipped cream   lg (serves 25-30) 70.00 sm (serves 12-15) 35.00
Apple, Butterscotch & Walnut Bread Pudding with caramel sauce and whipped cream   lg (serves 25-30) 80.00 sm (serves 12-15) 40.00
Deep Fried Peach Pie individual pies, served with whipped cream   (per doz) 55.00
Ghirardelli Chocolate Pot De Crème individual servings, served with whipped cream   (per doz) 60.00
Pecan Praline Chocolate Chip Cookies baker's dozen    24.00

 

Brenda's French Soul Food
652 Polk St
At Eddy St
(415) 345-8100
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