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Cafe Francisco

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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2161 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1948
+1 415-397-2602
Today
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those great places that all the locals know about but the tourists walk right past. In the summer there is nothing better than enjoying one of the outside tables with a cold beer. Inside it just looks like any corner coffee shop but it has a large menu of salads, sandwiches, and specials that are delicious.

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Thank al0bar
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great salads, fantastic coffee and nice outdoor tables. Lots of regulars frequent this spot. New art every month and nice happy hour!

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Thank jnsnsf
Honolulu
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch while visiting the neighborhood. Our sandwiches were very tasty and unexpectedly filling. I also had an iced espresso, which was OK, and they only gave me a glass of water with the greatest reluctance. Docked one star for the attitude at the counter and for the tables, which could have been a little cleaner.

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Thank innominate
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great little coffee shop with boutique food choices, they even allowed my kids to use the restroom without buying anything.... Love it!

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Thank LeeAnne H
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Its an ipstairs restaurant with Windows facing the bay. The food wad descent. I had bay area shrimp and chips but it wasnt what I expected. It wad popcorn shrimp

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Thank Mike M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Tried some other places and they were packed, so on our way we stoped at the cafe francisco, good menu and affordable prices, capuccino coffe was good fruits with yougurt, fritata north beach was excelent

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Thank David M
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This place is great! Located in the Italian area, the dishes are big and great, three different kind of coffee, love the oven backed egg and bacon

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Thank Robbertvanderpol
Vegreville Alberta
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443 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Stopped by here while on a walk around the area. It's a nice little coffee/breakfast place that is nicely nestled on a street corner. We only had a couple of coffees which were good. This place has a nice feel to it.

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Thank firechief-JL
Pinecrest, Florida
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We just tried this little cafe in our neighborhood for breakfast we tried the bagel with cream cheese and capers. Very good. We also tried the Meditteranean frittata, it was good and the North Beach fritatta with salmon, which was OK. I would come back for the bagel.

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Thank Jaimie C
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

I've been going to this place for a long time now and never get tired of it. The French Dip is superb and they give you lot's of Au Jus. The coffee and bagels are always good too. Each dish is served with a slice of orange which gives it an extra touch and shows their attention to detail. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2161 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1948
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-2602

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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 North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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