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Mocca On Maiden Lane

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Union Square
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175 Maiden Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108-5301
+1 415-956-1188
10:00 - 17:30
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is my favorite place to eat in San Francisco. The guys working there aren't the nicest (think New Yorker Italian) but the food far outweighs the guys with their attitudes. The best time is when there's a musician outside and you can sit out in the alley. It feels European. The fresh mozzarella with tomatoes is the best. Sandwiches... More 

2 Thank hisons
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This pleasant coffee, dessert and food establishment on Maiden Lane has pulled up stakes and moved -- right down to the floorboards. Not even a cabinet is left. The building is empty! I understand from people who work in a nearby store that Mocca moved out one day in August. Nobody on Maiden Lane seemed to know in advance. The... More 

7 Thank TirzahRuth
Houston, Texas, United States
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Union Square is not known for its gourmet restaurants, but this place proves this idea wrong. The daily menu offers variations on veggie plates and sandwiches. We selected the veg/plate for $14.75 and veggie sandwich for 11.95. Maiden Lane is quiet respite from busy Union Square. Out/indoor dining available, but eat under umbrellas if weather permits. Many veggies available so... More 

Thank D Ford S
Tupelo, Mississippi
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

I have eaten lunch here many times. Never fail to come at least once when in the city. The food is always tasty and eating outside weather permitting is always fun. This time there was a jazz trio so an extra touch was added to the occasion. It is deli food but seems to always be fresh. Will come again... More 

Thank Alexander B
Mexico City, Mexico
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357 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Mocca still is the best place to get a light meal when traveling to San Francisco. The deli style is great and with the outdoors seating along Maiden Lane it makes for a great stop during your visit. The food is excellent and the service wonderful. It is a self service place with a great offering of healthy snacks. Try... More 

Thank aphillips61
Fresno, CA, USA
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Haven't been to Mocca in years. Always remembered it much like the soup restaurant in the old Seinfeld series from the 80's and 90's. Do not get the man behind the counter mad or else your in for trouble. Today couldn't have been nicer. Their Turkey with Cranberry sandwich is very good as is the Tri-tip. Very delicate flavors on... More 

1 Thank CruiserDeluxe
Denver, Colorado
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306 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I was in town for a conference at the Ritz Carlton a couple of blocks away from Union Square. I was with a co-worker who had never really been to San Francisco before, so we ventured down to Union Square so I could show her around and grab a bite to eat. After doing some fast online searches, I came... More 

1 Thank leoclab
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I always go to Mocca everytime I go to San Francisco. The food is always good and not expensive for the Union Square area of the City. They always have fresh made soups and salads. The restaurant is small but there is outdoor seatign space in Maiden Lane. This trip I had a bowl of asparagus soup, capressa salad and... More 

1 Thank cpreef
Amman, Jordan
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232 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Always been one of my favorite pit stops while living in San Francisco years ago. Enjoyed the delicious vegetable sandwich here yesterday and my friend the tri-tip sandwich = undescribably fabulous. You have to visit more than once to totally be transported to a tastebud feast. Great atmosphere with seating in- and outdoors. Unfortunately this San Francisco hot spot will... More 

1 Thank Esme L
Concord, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Stopped at Mocca while heading up to Union Square for some shopping and almost wanted to order the tri-tip sandwich a second time just to bring one back to my hotel. Do not underestimate this little counter restaurant! Many, many options to choose from, and the outdoor seating was a nice bonus. Great food, good location....definitely grab lunch at Mocca... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Italian, Cafe, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Maiden Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108-5301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-956-1188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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