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1494 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109
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- Sun - 9:30am - 2:15pm
- Mon - Fri 9:30am - 9:30pm
- Sat 9:30am - 2:15pm
4.7 of 5.0 from 34 reviews
price range:$11 to $25
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Blogger Reviews of Olea
Rebecca Gomez Farrell on Oct 11, 2013
That cast-iron pan contained a rich stew of bacon, pork, garbanzo beans, spinach, parmesan, tomatillo sauce, and two eggs cooked right to the edge of runny. My friend could not stop praising its savoriness. My one bite was enough to confirm her opinion. It was stew done well, with each ingredient lending the others its best properties.
Get the scrambled eggs on rustic roll & challah French toast!
by Apurva M.
Try the French toast and the cazuela, pretty much their signature dishes for brunch
by Jose P.
No messing around: get dat French Toast
by Michael C.
Great cozy place, excellent service, the menu is kind of small but that's because everything on it is delicious. Try this place and recommend it.
by Fernanda D.
Overpriced wine ($15 for a glass of Kendall Jackson?), but great (and practically underpriced) entrees. It just feels weird to be charged $15 for a mediocre glass of wine and $17 for great duck breast
by Jane B.
If menus were albums, Olea's is "Breakfasta Greatest Hits - No Substitutes". Without reservation the best French Toast I have devoured. Literally every item on the short, immutable menu is a winner.
by Adam F.
Don't wander even while waiting for your table -- they will assume you have given up and left!
Get the French toast. No question.
by Ben F.
Amazing Challah French toast!
by Dena N.
Get the Challa French Toast if you're in the mood for something sweet. If you get eggs don't forget to ask for their hot sauce; the chef makes a new one every week and I haven't been disappointed yet!
by Jaya P.
Everyone talks about the Challah French Toast. They're right.
by Johnny L.
Brunch: egg sandwich! Don't deliberate. Just do it!
by Jonathan V.
if the French toast are on the menu (I believe they may be seasonal), GET THEM! they are delicious and you will not regret it.
The challah French toast is the thing to order here, but don't miss out on the veggie omelette (w brown rice) and the fresh squeezed orange juice. Grab a contraband coffee while you wait for a table
by Meghana D.
I hate to jump on this bandwagon but yea, might be the best f.toast I've ever had. Well done Olea!
by Brad T.
I cannot stress how truly delicious the Challah French Toast is in mere mortal words. Please order it to experience sheer bliss in every bite.
by Priya S.
Challah French toast. Best. Thing. Ever.
by ashley t.
Try the scrambled eggs on rustic roll with tomato slices and bacon (via @Foodspotting)
by Amy J.
Try the Challa French Toast (via @Foodspotting)
by Amy J.
Try the scrambled eggs on rustic roll with tomato slices and bacon - cage-free eggs, tomatos, bacon on acme bread roll (via @Foodspotting)
by James N.
If you leave without eating the challah custard toast, your life takes an irrevocable turn for the worse.
Terrific french toast ♥ syrup.
While the eggs baked in a cazuela with tomato sauce, steamed farro spezzato, diced Niman Ranch applewood smoked ham and basil-almond pesto is a tried favorite, try the "challah custard toast".
by jonathan g.
The French toast is amazing. Chef makes his salsa from scratch daily & it's superb.
by Rachael C.
Watch the chef in the kitchen. He makes everything with this quiet happy reverence. Like he is bathing a child.
by Lindsay S.
Try the fresh, hand-squeezed orange juice!
by Derek C.
eggs baked in a cazuela. ah-mazing
by Julie K.
Challah French toast, blue bottle & a side of fries..
by Kevin C.
The pork stew is incredible.
by Lauren T.
3 words: Challah French Toast
by Chris N.
One of the best restaurants in SF. Brunches are fabulous, try the challah bread french toast. See my review on Mapplr (click on link).
by Esme V.
The French toast is amazing but if you crave savory, the veggie omlette is always great!
by Alexandra D.
The chocolate pot de creme is fantastic - many layers of flavor. Order 2 if you have more than 3 in your party - they're small.
by Evelyn G.
eat the french toast during weekend brunch!
by Joy E.
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