Our second brunch was at Co Nam SF in Nob Hill, on Polk and Clay. It’s a small Vietnamese place – not the traditional bottomless fare, but we’re not traditional people. Other than that, it was pretty unexceptional.
$14, no time limit. Regular and raspberry mimosas, but you aren’t allowed to switch between the two.
The champagne/OJ ratio was pretty good, but the drinks didn’t come out especially fast. Seemed a little strange that they wouldn’t let you switch between the two types, but such is life I suppose.
The food was actually very good – once we got our dishes it seemed pretty clear that Co Nam is just a solid Vietnamese restaurant that tacked on bottomless mimosas to try to draw people in around lunch on weekends. There were a few more traditional brunch egg dishes, but those obviously weren’t the focus.
We shared egg rolls to start, and they came out crisp and fresh. I opted for a rice bowl, which was a simple dish with rice, meat and vegetables, but everything was well prepared and the sauce was sweet, but not too much so. Other folks had the pho, which was a traditional version of the dish and received very positive reviews.
The waitress was friendly, but it took quite a while to get refills on our mimosas, especially considering that the restaurant wasn’t that full. The food did come out fairly quickly. Beyond that, they didn’t have a problem with us staying quite a while until we’d made good use of the bottomless.
We enjoyed ourselves, and the food was good. Still, as bottomless brunches go, this one was quite unexceptional. Go to Co Nam for dinner and get yourself some good Vietnamese food, but just go to an actual brunch place for brunch.