San Francisco: Mama’s on Washington Square

Posted: June 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

We recently visited popular San Francisco establishment Mama’s on Washington Square.

This place always has a line out the door and on weekends, it is not uncommon to wait hours to get in.

On this mid-week visit, we only had to wait about 30 minutes to order and be seated. After reviewing the menu, we could see why people make the trek here. We couldn’t decide on what to order, so we went with the French Toast Sampler and, of course, a Bloody Mary.

Neither disappointed.

The French Toast was amazing, especially the Banana version–whose idea was it to make French  Toast out of Banana Bread?! Pure genius.


Mama’s reminded us a lot of Honey Honey Cafe, so we were fully prepared for a similar Bloody Mary experience. In fact, we almost skipped the Bloody altogether in favor of one of Mama’s fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies or coffee beverage, but when we saw the listing, we decided we had to try it.


We have never had a Bloody Mary made with Soju before…in fact, we’ve never had Soju period. So we had to give it a shot. Upon Googling of Soju, we found out that Soju, for those similarly uninitiated, is a “Korean vodka,” except it’s not really vodka.

They also hooked us with Uncle Cy‘s secret spicy mix…


MIX:”Secret” Bloody Mary Mix, made with Soju

CHASER: None offered

FIXIN’S: Lemon, Lime & Celery


This Bloody Mary was very good. It definitely had a seafood-type taste to it, so we are guessing it contains one or all of the following: Clamato, Old Bay, actual crab.

It was spicy as billed, but definitely not TOO spicy. As for the Soju? I don’t really think it had much of it’s own taste, so it worked well in the beverage. Overall, it was a nice compliment to the sweetness of the French Toast.

Our only real complaint about the experience? Mama’s doesn’t take credit cards. We could have ordered another drink if only we’d had enough cash!





















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