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Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store and Cafe

566 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802
+1 415-362-0536
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
566 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This place was recommended to us by someone, so we went along for a drink. Great atmosphere and we were allowed to try some of the local beers before we bought. I had an ocean steam beer, it was very smooth. The food looked great...More

Thank susan952
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Neither Bohemian nor offers cigars. But great cafe. Nice sandwiches, beers on tap, freshly made food in a cozy little corner in North Beach.

Thank SometimesFlyer
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Recommended by ‘elevator operator’ at Coit Tower we headed over. We sat inside, cozy but comfortable. Favorable vibe and ambiance. A true local gem. The Meat Ball sandwich was superb, Chicken #2 was good both on great Focaccia. Good selection of beverages including beer on...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve lived in Europe for over 10 years and since moving back to the USA, I’ve been so disappointed with the coffee / food scene in the USA. The US is so behind Europe when it comes to food and drink. This place though was...More

Thank PZimmerman88
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We went there for coffee and biscotti after dinner. It's a very quaint and cute place with outdoor seating as well. It's a good place for people watching.

Thank jmbjrb
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner in our twenties and loved it as a cheap, honest Italian bar. And it's still there 20 years later doing the same thing! Loved the vibe, the food (lasagne and eggplant parmigiana) and the beer. Highly recommended. It is small...More

Thank Bec Y
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My husband and I went here looking for a small breakfast and we were impressed! Mid morning it appeared to be a local crowd. We both had a breakfast panini and agreed they were delicious. Had a couple coffee drinks, the best being cappuccino with...More

Thank svskaloha
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We spent often time in this cafe. The old jazz music, the atmosfere is pleasant and they make good cafe. There is a small menu and the food is good. The service is fine and the location is very central. Such a place should be...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This isn't a very big place, but it has some outside seating, too. They serve some cold sandwiches and salads, but the polenta with sausage and the eggplant parmesan are great hot dishes. I like to visit when in San Francisco.

Thank anigre
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This has either been there for a very long time, or they have a great decorator. I suspect the former. I stumbled on this cafe looking for a light meal before am evening performance of Beach Blanket Babylon, a few blocks away. It has loads...More

Thank PatrickLAX
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-0536
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