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Dolores Park Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mission District
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501 Dolores St # @18TH, San Francisco, CA 94110-1564
+1 415-621-2936
07:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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472 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a comfortable, casual coffee house directly across from Dolores Park. They have a nice mix of cafe classics, coffee house favs and healthy options. I had a great pick-me-up of fresh squeezed juice (beet & ginger) and shot of espresso. My husband had hummus and a bagel - he said the hummus was very good! They do have... More 

Thank jay s
San Francisco, CA
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628 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Been coming here for years, any time they're open. The breakfast menu is always a great way to start the day, so tasty and there's something for everyone on their menu. Service is helpful, patient, and the place can get real hectic on the weekends, but who cares? Come anyway! Enjoy!

Thank William M
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382 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The location is great, just by Dolores Park. A walk in the park and the surrounding Mission area merits a break. The cafe itself is bright and airy. There is vast variety, along with a juice bar, salads and sandwiches and house brewed coffees. However it disappoints in service and quality.. The staff were just so perfunctory and whatever we... More 

Thank Pahari
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Nice cafe for a weekend morning coffee with a friend. The cafe is next to Dolores Park, close to Castro and Mission area.

Thank Georgios B
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Very flat, thin taste- more like hot water than coffee. With just a bitter, over-roasted aftertaste. Poured it out into the gutter around the corner....

Thank artbenz
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Asked for an Americano. Luke warm. $3. And the expectation was for a tip as well. Nice location and view. But the coffee wasn't worth a second visit.

Thank Ara99999
Brisbane, Australia
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638 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Reasonably priced interesting fresh food. Soup and sandwich is a great deal - very good pastrami in Rye. Have had both lunch and breakfast here and would happily visit again. The breakfast burrito with fruit was especially good. Great views. Happy vibe and friendly efficient staff.

Thank Pauline K
Leuven, Belgium
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233 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice corner café with a lot of light because of the panoramic windows. Busy, casual, relaxed. Great salads. Friendly staff. Great stop on a walking tour of the Mission. Quaint spoon with toilet key set up ,-)

Thank platinumcitytrip
Great Bookham, null, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

On the advice of our AirBnb host we had breakfast here before we ventured out for a day of sightseeing in SF. Lots of healthy and not so healthy choices, omelettes were great so was the french toast. Portions generous. Great gluten free bread available on request. Servers were friendly and helpful to the brits abroad. It was so good... More 

Thank JillyJ46
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here four times over the course of our stay so the food is clearly more than satisfactory. Breakfast and two hot drinks shoud cost $30 or so, however, on the second two visits we were charged an extra 20% to our card - compared to the receipt. Principally this is just wrong and for that reason we are... More 

Thank Matthew L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Dolores St # @18TH, San Francisco, CA 94110-1564
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-621-2936

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighbourhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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