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Universal Cafe Bloody Mary, $9

I was surprised at the quality of this bloody mary since it’s not listed on the menu. As you can see, there’s no Spicy V8 mix in there — their tomato juice is the real deal. And a salt lick for a rim? They know the way to my heart.

I would come back here if I were in the mood for a quality, lighter bloody mary. As for their food; it was OK. With all of the quality breakfast places to choose from in San Francisco, I wouldn’t come back again for their food. Farmer Brown however, is a different story. 

Garnishes: pickled green beans, sweet red pepper, lemon, celery stick, salt rim
Heat index: 6
Presentation: A
Overall: B

Location: Universal Café, San Francisco, CA