Smoked salmon plate – Escena Lounge & Grill

Smoked salmon plate - Escena Lounge & Grill
Cream cheese, tomato, red onions, capers, bagel. $14
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

There was a lot of salmon on this plate. I couldn’t eat most of it. I wish the bagel was better though. It was really poor quality.


Asiago cheese bagel – Park Rock Cafe

Asiago cheese bagel - Park Rock Cafe
With light cream cheese and fresh fruit (kiwi, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberry).
Park Rock Cafe, Joshua Tree CA

This little cafe is adjact to the Joshua Tree visitor center and the woman who was working the counter was super friendly. This bagel wasn’t the freshest bagel ever, but I appreciated that it came with fruit (which I wasn’t expecting) so it was a great value.

Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Cener sign
Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Cener sign.

Cholla Cactus Garden (Cylindropuntia bigelovii, Cactaceae)
Cholla Cactus Garden (Cylindropuntia bigelovii, Cactaceae) filled with Teddy Bear chollas – watch out!

Scrambled eggs breakfast bagel – Katz Bagels

Scrambled eggs breakfast bagel - Katz Bagels
Everything bagel sandwich with scrambled eggs. $3.25
Katz Bagels, San Francisco CA

I liked that these eggs were pan fried instead of microwaved like they do at other bagel shops. Served warm and buttery, it’s a great way to start your morning!

Purple flower ground cover (Geranium sp., Geraniaceae)
Small purple flower ground cover (Geranium sp., Geraniaceae), Divisadero Street. This flower is on it’s way out as evidenced by it’s insect-eaten petal margins and the dried capsule fruits surrounding it, but I still think it’s beautiful. I also love its finely dissected palmate leaves.

Breakfast bagel – Virgin Atlantic

Breakfast bagel - Virgin Atlantic
Served with Schreiber neufchatel (lite cream cheese), Nature Valley granola bar, Ardmore orange juice, and coffee. Complimentary.
San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR), Virgin Atlantic

When I opened the breakfast box I thought that it might be an egg and cheese sandwich, but it was only a plain bagel. Oh well. I was happy with anything after being in the air for over 9 hours!

Sun-dried tomato cream cheese bagel – Jumpin’ Java Coffee House

Sun-dried tomato cream cheese bagel - Jumpin' Java Coffee House
On a toasted onion bagel – $2.95. Medium coffee – $1.85.
Jumpin’ Java Coffee House, San Francisco CA

Mmm, I love sun-dried tomato spread! They tend to pack it on so I’ll usually ask for “light on the cream cheese”. This time they gave a medium portion, hehe.

United States Mint, Hermann Street
United States Mint, Hermann Street. This is a view of the building from Market Street. I think it’s kind of weird that we have a working Mint in our city. You don’t hear much about it, but I wonder if they give tours?  XUA8JXQWDRXG

Cream cheese and tomato bagel sandwich – Jumpin’ Java Coffee House

Cream cheese and tomato bagel sandwich - Jumpin' Java Coffee House
On a toasted asiago bagel – $2.75. Large coffee – $2.
Jumpin’ Java Coffee House, San Francisco CA

I used to come to Jumpin’ Java regularly when I live on Castro and 14th. It’s a chill and relaxed place to grab coffee and work on your computer. I think the owners have changed since then, but it’s still a great o place to hang out. The people behind the counter are super nice and the bagels are deelish!

Cross graffiti mural, Market Street
Cross graffiti mural, Market Street. There’s public artwork everywhere in San Francisco!

Eggwich with ham – Posh Bagel

Project 365: Day 51

It’s Friday, Friday! Walked to Bart from Silverfox’s this morning. I like that walk. It takes about 30 minutes to complete but it’s a nice way to wake up and get the blood flowing in the morning. The only bad thing is that 16th Street in the Mission can smelled awfully funky in the morning, lol! It’s gonna be a good day today, I can feel it. It’s sunny and will get moderately warm, it’s Friday, and I’m feeling good. I just hope the work day doesn’t kill my positive mood.

Eggwich with ham Posh Bagel

Everything bagel sandwich with “scrambled” eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese. $4.59
Posh Bagel, San Francisco

This was pretty good and large, but I think that it’s priced too high. I don’t think anyone else charges almost $5 for a bagel sandwich. I always think that the microwaved eggs have a weird texture, but I kinda like it.

Eggwich with ham Posh Bagel

Philz bagel – Philz Coffee

Philz bagel Philz Coffee

Seeded wheat bagel toasted with olive oil, then spread with a light layer of cream cheese, topped with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, then lightly sprinkled with salt. $3.25
Philz Coffee, San Francisco

This is my absolute favorite bagel breakfast sandwich EVER! I always get it on some kind of wheat bagel and ask for “light on the cream cheese” (just to be safe), hehe. It’s SO flavorful and you don’t feel gross and heavy after eating it. NOMS!

Jacob's Wonderbar Brew Philz Coffee

Jacob’s Wonderbar Brew coffee. Any of Philz coffees + Philz bagel = a perfect morning!