Photos by: Melissa De Mata


Just when we thought we’ve seen it all in the San Francisco foodie scene- out comes a new BELGIAN inspired brasserie restaurant. Say whatttttt?

Yup- French, German, and Belgian dishes served right in the heart of Cow Hollow on Union Street. It’s called BELGA, and it has an inviting, lively atmosphere that is perfect for brunch, a lunch date, or a generous meal for dinner.

The decor is cute as hell- a juxtapose between light and airy with robustness. It’s a roomy space with open windows, ample lighting and bright wooden textures.

The people who work here are incredibly friendly. The prices are doable- affordable for most. And dining there, well, Belga is simply just one of those “feel good” restaurants. A lovely neighborhood spot to enjoy with good company.

Oh, and it’s DELISH too. Hearty, flavorful, big portions and even the health nuts (*Ahem* Katey) can find something to eat here (she eats like a rabbit). It makes it so much easier when the menu can cater to a span of different taste buds.


So here’s what we recommend (and photographed for 20 minutes before eating haha)

melissademataphoto-cyneats-belga-sf-7455Croque Madame ($12)– This is a dish that can keep you full for the rest of the day. It’s made with smoked ham, gruyere, with brioche bread topped with bechamel and a sunny egg.

PS: It’s a little heavy to eat by yourself, so do it “Family-Style” and share it with the rest of the table.


Market vegetables ($7)- Beautifully crispy raw seasonal vegetables. The dill chive yogurt dip is bomb. This was obviously Katey’s favorite lol 😛


Pan roasted mussels ($15)- Omg these mussels!! Served with whitbier, shallots, garlic & chives. The broth was AMAZE with strong garlicy flavors- ask for more bread to dip in the sauce.


Frites ($9)– These fries are addicting as hell and crisped to perfection. They use house cut Kennebec potatoes, served with 3 different dips: homemade ketchup, curry ketchup and aioli.

That curry ketchup tho… don’t knock it till you try it!


A giant sausage board? Uhm. YES PLEASE.

The sausage board consists of four homemade sausages served with grain mustard, & spatzle with cabbage.


Currywurst- a curry pork sausage. It’s spicy and delightful.

Boudin blanc- made with chicken and pork.

Boudin noir- this is the big black one (no pun intended lol), made with celery root & apple. A vegetarian option for your fellow non-meat eaters.

Kielbasa- sauerkraut & mustard beurre blanc.

PS: We do NOT recommend this dish for a first date. Your breath will be kickkkinnnnnnn! Bring gum.


And the drinks… OHHHH the drinks. Supa fresh. Perfect for a brunch or dinner buzz. 😉


So if you’re looking for a new spot to brunch or looking for a fun place to eat for dinner, be sure to check out Belga this weekend. You won’t be disappointed!


2000 Union St.

San Francisco, CA 94123


About The Author

Cynthia Linh (@CynEats)

Cynthia || ESFJ || Founder/Director of Violet Fog || Extrovert, loves making to-do lists, and always down to eat.

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    NOM NOM Boris

    wow this place looks amazing and your facial expression with those sausages is priceless. I’m so adding this to my list of next places to check out. Great pics!!


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