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Dottie's True Blue Cafe

28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
+1 415-885-2767
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“cornbread” (120 reviews)
“pancakes” (189 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tasting breakfast in a brick walled building with fun decor and pictures. Baked goods are made fresh daily onsite. Service was average in the speed department but the staff were nice, one lady comes across a little brash but I think it’s cultural. Food...More

Thank LockK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visited Dottie's for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The line was long, but we enjoyed the whole atmosphere. The area is a bit sketchy with many homeless living there, but we never felt frightened. The cafe is very homey. The service was good,...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solid breakfast food, not worth the 1.5 hour wait. Bloody Mary was acceptable, mimosas are hard to mess up; the egg sandwich was just ok and the frittata special was good...we also sampled the coffee cake which was good but not “hour and a half...More

Thank 5280Fam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Dottie’s at 9am on a Sunday and had to queue for an hour! Highly recommend the pancakes! Although be aware that the neighbourhood is a bit rough!

Thank FairNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny bit of a wait but well worth it. Had brunch here for a party of six. Food was fantastic! Boutique restaurant with unique flavorful creations. Will definitely be back for more next time in SF.

Thank Eperez235
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here this morning and I really expected more. The portion sizes were amazing but the potatoes weren’t crispy, The house made dill bread was like a biscuit in bread shape but was dry and not “dilly“, and my sausage omelette had a...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It seems to be that always is very special going to San Francisco and enjoy the beautiful city. We found this great restaurant for breakfast; the omelette was delicious with the big cornbread and the jalapeño jell. The fresh coffee and wonderful service make worth...More

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The long lines always tell you the food is delicious and fairly priced. This time it was no different. After about 30 minutes of waiting in a long line, I finally got my seat. The place is quite spacious with nice decor and ambiance. Service...More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed 4 March 2018

It was our first time in the SOMA location. Last time I went to Dotties it was still located in the Tenderloin. The dining room is huge and nicely decorated. Despite a rather long queue we could be seated in about 20 minutes. The service...More

Thank Herve L
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

In this place you can have the real American breakfast. Many choices and looks excellent. I've tried the pancakes and were amazing. Be aware that there's always a line outside since the demand is much beyond seats. Be patience and you won't regret the choice!

Thank 5Cisco5
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Response from Brianne V | Reviewed this property |
I would assume about 7a.m. If that's your goal. The area is not the greatest there are a fair amount of homeless hanging around in the area. I felt more comfortable being in a bit of a crowd and not being the only one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-885-2767
Now located in a beautiful 1910 building with brick walls and hardwood floors with an open kitchen and very cozy atmosphere. Roof top seating when the weather permits for coffee and pastries or a glass of wine in the afternoon. We have an additional seating capacity of approximately 24 making for a quicker turnaround.
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