The endless brunch-crowd magnetism of Boogaloos comes from its lemon-cornmeal pancakes with vegan chorizo and grungy-enough-to-be-cool, but not-too-dirty-to-be-suspect allure. Formerly an old-school pharmacy, the breakfast eatery now plays host to cleverly-unkempt hipsters, and because of its location on one of the Mission’s most-happening street-corners, Boogaloos is always packed. Its popularity isn’t flash-in-the-pan; for years now the wait-list is at least one-half hour, and the wait is worth it, at least once.
The staff might be oblivious and slow, but they’re cheerful and clad in cool clothes. The food might be run-of-the-mill, but the heaping portions of black-beans, purple-cabbage slaw and eggs Benedict smothered in cheese are perfect post-binge alcohol-absorbents. Vegan and vegetarian options aplenty, rivers of Heinz ketchup, and a profusion of outdoor cafe tables for people watching? Check, please.