February 23, 2013
Moulin Rouge serves breakfast as it was meant to be: inexpensive, flavorful and satisfying. The place is narrow and dim and sports the Toulouse-Lautrec-influenced decor of a previous incarnation. However, an elderly Asian husband-and-wife team now runs it as a no-frills American breakfast and lunch cafe. He takes the orders, and she cooks the food to order at a grill visible to the restaurant. The cream cheese-stuffed French toast and strawberry pancakes are luscious, and the organic ham and eggs -- thick strips of savory grilled ham and crispy-edged fried eggs -- are a house specialty. $5-$8. 887 Geary Blvd.; (415) 928-0158. View Moulin Rouge Restaurant in Google street view.