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500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
+1 415-441-5669
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“chicken hash” (11 reviews)
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here midmorning for a business discussion. The main part on left side of entry was too noisy and tables too close together. But they kindly opened the right side for us...we were the only ones and it was perfect for a cappucino and croissants....More

Thank patsenoj
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going to Ella’s for over 10 years. It was my go to breakfast/brunch place. Not anymore. They changed ownership and it’s gone way downhill. Food is ok, but service is poor. Very slow. They look like they are struggling. I want them to...More

Thank Woody M
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Change is good sometimes and not so good sometimes. New owners, new staff, not so good. Usually changes should be seamless and go unnoticed. Last weekend, Robert gone, Diane gone. Two dependable service stalwarts replaced by inefficient and enept service. Ahhhh, the good ‘ol days....More

1  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Neighborhood joint that has a decent menu and open kitchen but nothing to write home about. The veggie scramble was good...solid.....not fab. Skimpy toast and the coffee was iffy. But again...it was just breakfast. I wanted to try a neighborhood place instead of the usual...More

Thank NonaKim
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We went on a Thursday morning thinking it wouldn’t be too busy. We were partially right. We were able to get seated as soon as we arrived. But unfortunately, there was only one waitress serving the entire dining room. We felt so bad for her....More

Thank SDJA
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast! Good service! I love this place! Went here a lot around 10 years ago. Needed to go back! Definitely recommend!

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Ella's used to be my go-to breakfast/lunch cafe. Unfortunately, the food has declined to the point that I can't eat there any longer. The last time I had breakfast (last week), my food came out cold and the eggs burnt. When I mentioned it to...More

1  Thank berkeley2222
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stumbled upon Ella's with my daughter for lunch. I was especially excited to see chicken pot pie on the menu- there aren't enough restaurants offering this classic dish! Unfortunately, they could not accommodate my order, the day we visited. I went with my second choice,...More

Thank susanN_Providence_Ri
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Food was good with good portion size. Location made for an easy walk over to the Presidio, but I doubt my wife and I would return unless we were in the neighborhood. Overworked staff resulted in slow turnover and service. The food, while good, was...More

Thank Shlove55
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Only went here once even though it was opposite our hotel. Manager friendly but sadly our waiter got our order wrong and forgot our toast and coffee refills which was a shame as they were not busy. I was a little disappointed to be honest...More

Thank Bragman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-5669
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