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Cafe La Vie

514 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4314
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
23 Jan 2017
“Local Coffee Shop - Cream of the Crop”
9 Dec 2016
“Nice place to get some work done”
Open Now
07:00 - 18:00All hours
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LOCATION
514 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4314
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Cafe La Vie in Hayes Valley is your comfortable, inviting, locals (and not-so-locals like me) coffee shop hangout. A pseudo-fire place in the back, scattered tables, Wi-fi and a friendly atmosphere (along with a good cup of coffee/espresso/capuccino and tasty edibles) is what it's all...More

Thank flygirl926
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The cafe offers a wide menu of drinks and lunch/brunch sandwiches for affordable prices. The service is good and very friendly. Tables offer power outlets and there is free wifi available.

Thank Sabine O
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Café La Vie is a vibrant example of the dying breed of the neighborhood voyage and coffee shop. Strong coffee and espressos, local ownership, room to sit and talk. WiFi and power strips. And big cannister of chocolate powder to top off any foamy beverage....More

Thank George G
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice staff and atmosphere. I couldn't stay very long, but I felt so welcomed there. Love the place.

Thank dojolava
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is an extremely relaxed venue. I found it quite comfort able. Mostly for locals. Thankfully quiet. Good mocha latte and friendly service.

Thank 2Yummy4U
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Great French coffee, and a wonderful menu. Also a great hangout feel, complete with newspapers for all to share

Thank leisureloverDallasTx
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

I've lived in this neighborhood over 5 years and only discovered this place a few months ago. It's a little hidden off Hayes Street but worth finding where it is. It seems to have quite the contingent of local patrons who come back a lot,...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is the place the neighborhood people go to. The coffee drinks are great, service friendly and great chilled out atmosphere.

Thank Shivananda1
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Stayed at nearby motel with terrible breakfast. This place had great coffee, good bagels (and I am from the east coast and have high standards). My coffee and buttered bagel cost $3.05. Woman working there was friendly and knew all the regulars. You can also...More

Thank gowharr32
Reviewed 24 November 2011

Cheapest place to get coffee in Hayes Valley. Bring in your mug and get filled with coffee for 75 cents!

Thank SanFrangirl23
Nearby
Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky
shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to
imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of
a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation
of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a
community park at its center and dozens of trendy
businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish
respite.
...More
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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
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