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San Francisco’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Is Still the Neighborhood’s Diner

San Francisco’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Is Still the Neighborhood’s Diner


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Because real diners are slowly disappearing, it’s a true joy when you find one serving an authentic breakfast menu — and free coffee refills — with an eye for fresh, local ingredients. Breakfast at Tiffany’s has been on the same corner in Portola for about 40 years. It has a huge reputation among the locals, and a recent remodeling has brought in brand-new, hungry customers.

The original counter and swivel seats catch your eye the moment you step in, and the big windows looking out on a busy neighborhood encourage lingering and people-watching. Order a coffee or a fresh-squeezed orange juice (they have a fancy machine) to accompany one of the unique Benedicts. Our favorites are the Loco Moco, which tops slider patties with gravy and scallions; the Chick’N Egg, which subs in fried chicken covered with country-style gravy and cheddar; and the San Bruno Florentine, slathering sausage patties and sauteed spinach with classic hollandaise.

Guests will find every essential dish for a hearty classic California breakfast: French toast, pancakes, omelets, and a variety of hash browns, ranging from the de la Casa, with cheddar cheese and sour cream, to the more creative Stella, with green chile, tomatoes, and cheddar and Jack cheeses. The prior owner, Gerald “Gerry” Adan, presided over the shop’s griddle starting in 1978 and named the restaurant after his niece, Tiffany. Unfortunately, the restaurant closed after Adan’s death in September 2013, but when Kash Feng (owner of Live Sushi and the one-Michelin-star Omakase) bought the building the following month, he decided to preserve the original soul of the restaurant and neighborhood.

The restaurant has been redesigned by local interior decorator Aya Jessani. Jessani started by completely remodeling the kitchen, save for that original counter, and was sure to include portraits of the previous owner and his niece. Not only that, but chef Dennis Baca, who worked with the original owner, is still behind the stove.

Open only until early afternoon, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a good spot for lunch, with sandwiches, salads, and burgers. A big chalkboard at the back of the restaurant features the daily specials. Be prepared to stand in line during the weekend — it can get very busy.


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


Zazie owner sells Cole Valley brunch spot to three longtime employees

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

photo by Tiffany P. on Yelp Show More Show Less

4 of 50 . John Storey/Special to the Chronicle Show More Show Less

Jennifer Piallat, manager and owner of the 28-year-old eaterie Zazie, has sold her popular Cole Valley restaurant to three longtime employees who will continue business as usual.

Piallat made the announcement on the restaurant&rsquos website and Facebook page, where she indicated that 75 percent of the business would be sold to general manager Mario Rojas, chef Francisco Romero, and server Megan Cornelius. The three took over Jan. 15.

Among the group, Rojas, with 21 years under his belt, has spent the most amount of years working at Zazie, followed by Romero at 17 and Cornelius with 12. Piallat has spent the last 20 years at Zazie, first as a general manager in 2000 and later as the owner in 2005. She will continue to have ownership of the business at 25 percent and will act as a consultant and advisor to the new owners moving forward.

"I'm so proud of these three, and of all my staff," Piallat wrote. "They are the heart of Zazie and with them together as a strong family, this place will continue to be Old San Francisco in a world of So Much Change."

The news comes about two months after Zazie was given legacy business status by San Francisco's Office of Small Business on Nov. 12, 2019. They recognized Zazie for its commitment to innovation and employee care.

"This award strengthens the sense of community and family that we have always worked so hard to develop among our staff and guests," Piallat told SFGATE on Nov. 27, 2019. "We feel like we won it as a group &mdash all 37 of us."

I'm excited to announce a big change for little Zazie- today I sold 75% of my shares in Zazie to three long term.

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Thursday, January 16, 2020

We reached out to Piallat for comment on her decision to sell the business but did not hear back by the time of publication. She told KCBS that she "knew it was time to move on" but wanted to pass the business on to fellow employees, rather than selling it to someone else.

"I was approached by many people that wanted to franchise the business, and they would offer me insane amounts of money," Bennett told KCBS, but she ultimately turned down the offers. "We are a different style of a restaurant. So I&rsquom not worried about us moving forward as long as we stay on this path."


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