Sears Fine Food
San Francisco (last visit: May 2008).
Sears Fine Food has been around forever. There was some sort of trouble a few years back, and it closed in 2003 - only to be reopened a year later under new management.
Sears serves all sorts of diner food, but it's most famous for Swedish pancakes. Eighteen of them, to be exact.
The dining room covers a fairly large area. The high, off white ceiling has globe lights and fans. The floor is made out of small white hexagonal tiles. Tables and chairs are plain. There's also a food bar.
At 6:30 am (opening time), it was quiet. Jazz played softly. The maitre d' and server were cheerful and efficient.
I ordered Swedish pancakes (what else?): 18 small (three inch) pancakes, very light and crisp. Excellent flavor. Alongside: two fat sausage link, slightly peppery, with crisp skin. They too were very good.
I'm pretty picky when it comes to pancakes, and there were darn good - the best I've had in recent memory.
The meal was $12, plus tip.
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