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Cafe de la Presse



352 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108

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(415) 398-2680

  • Sun - 8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Mon - Thu 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Fri 7:30am - 10:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am - 10:00pm

Cuisine: Cafes, Dog Friendly Restaurants, French Restaurants

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4.6 of 5.0 from 176 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • Marina UDe verdad con tan rico café y croissant es muy difícil tratar mejor al cliente? Pésima atención.

    55555 by Marina U


  • PureWowA little slice of Paris right at the edge of Union Square and Chinatown. Come here to feel European and unwind over a bowl of French onion soup or a basket of fries.

    55555 by PureWow


  • Chris IBest French Bistro Breakfast (magazine shop embedded!)

    55555 by Chris I


  • DJ C.Adorable, but authentic French service (which is to say, really really bad service)

    55555 by DJ C.


  • Alex B.Come here for the Euro- style free coffee house read. Phenomenal magazine collection, good newspapers.

    55555 by Alex B.


  • Manu KAwesome atmosphere. You really feel like you're sitting at a Café in France. Had the salmon bagel, it was delicious!

    55555 by Manu K


  • Jason R.Breakfast in general, eggs benedict etc

    55555 by Jason R.


  • William J.Hair of the dog. Mimosa with that Eggs Benedict, 'pinky out' status. #fancy

    33333 by William J.


  • Nic W.Overpriced tourist trap. The food is mediocre, keep going up Bush Street if you want French.

    22222 by Nic W.


  • Wilson JAuthentic bistro ambience, perfectly executed French dishes, great wine and magazine selection: a great go-to stretch of the homeland in SF!

    55555 by Wilson J


  • DensDig this cafe. You can order to-go from the coffee bar tucked behind the bar. Also amazing magazine selection (mostly indie UK mags) -- soccer, bikes, wine, fashion -- worth checking out.

    55555 by Dens


  • Michele T.Bad coffee. Fake maple syrup. Generally just not great.

    33333 by Michele T.


  • BrownFace KLovely atmosphere. Can't convenient as a stop off for breakfast early in morning and then catch the Big Bus from next door Triton Hotel. Cappuccino is good. Egg Benedict is good but not exceptional.

    55555 by BrownFace K


  • Sam G.Not many vegetarian options, but the quinoa avocado salad is pretty good

    55555 by Sam G.


  • Dany SCroissants are awesome... Like in Paris... And Orange juice look fresh

    55555 by Dany S


  • Sandra CVery good food, and the service was excellent!

    55555 by Sandra C


  • Robert JensenOk eggs benedict

    55555 by Robert Jensen


  • Odile DCassoulet ou bouillabaisse ? Joking . Ice coffee near china town perfect for a break

    55555 by Odile D


  • Morrison NVery slow service...

    22222 by Morrison N


  • Regina ELa atención del mozo a pesar de la hora fue excelente, Mérito aparte la creme brulee fue tocar el cielo.

    55555 by Regina E


  • ClareMuch better after the redesign. The pan bagna is great

    55555 by Clare


  • Jane F.An institution. I like it better for for brunch/breakfast rather than dinner.

    55555 by Jane F.


  • Neoshi C.Authentically Parisian... Gouté menu!

    55555 by Neoshi C.


  • Tina EYogurt parfait and cappuccino

    55555 by Tina E


  • Peter AAmbience. Lovely decor and music

    55555 by Peter A


  • Kemp M.The food is great but don't miss the bet cocktails.

    55555 by Kemp M.


  • Team Sdog friendly, dog-friendly patio

    55555 by Team S


  • Julieta RGood vibes!!

    55555 by Julieta R


  • Nirnaya L.Good croque moiseur but kinda pricey!

    55555 by Nirnaya L.


  • Santiago GRabbitt leg is the best dish i have eated in my entere life

    55555 by Santiago G


  • Tim P.Breakfast is better than dinner but dinner is good. Omelette are straight from Paris and the profiteroles are superbe.

    55555 by Tim P.


  • Desmond FooI'd order one of the omelettes for breakfast, the oeufs en meurette was really small.

    55555 by Desmond Foo


  • Fabrice ElustondoPause café sur une petite terrasse en face de l'entrée de chinatown. Rien d'exceptionnel cependant no dans le service, ni dans les vienoiseries.

    55555 by Fabrice Elustondo


  • Marshall S.Croque Madame with Fried Egg lunch

    55555 by Marshall S.


  • Håkan PaulssonTry the Pancakes!

    55555 by Håkan Paulsson


  • Joey Bonales CastilloThe salmon eggs benedict are a fucking must!

    55555 by Joey Bonales Castillo


  • KursadFantastic breakfast and restaurant

    55555 by Kursad


  • Divya MenonGreat place for breakfast! Ordered the pancakes and they were soft, fluffy, and pure heaven! ❤️

    55555 by Divya Menon


  • Raphael GomideCafé e breakfast top ... Histórico na esquina em frente ao chinese gate

    55555 by Raphael Gomide


  • Polina PolinaYammy breakfast. One of the best latte in the city. The size is amazing. But the pastry bad. Even in a Starbucks pastry is better.

    55555 by Polina Polina


  • Eduardo ChristophBacon Cheeseburger and Duvel draft. Humm...

    55555 by Eduardo Christoph


  • Sasha TkachenkoИдеальное место для завтрака: хороший кофе, свежие круассаны, яйца Бенедикт, гранола, крэпы. Что еще можно пожелать?

    55555 by Sasha Tkachenko


  • kChuFood here is delicious. On this most recent visi, I had the Onglet (hanger steak, medium rare w/ bordelaise sauce & fries).

    55555 by kChu


  • Mariianne CraryGreat place to meet. Outside seating works well. Menu great. Have the right feel to it.

    55555 by Mariianne Crary


  • Lauren H.Cute cafe... Loved the frisée salad

    55555 by Lauren H.


  • Michæl B.The Croque Madame and Monsieurs are good for a quick bite.

    55555 by Michæl B.


  • Rodrigo ArtaviaFood is good, but skip the meal and go to desserts. Try the opera cake...

    55555 by Rodrigo Artavia


  • herm pugayThe desserts and sitting outside in the open air, watching people walking by.

    33333 by herm pugay


  • Lillian Y.Steak is good, but the service needs some major improvements.

    33333 by Lillian Y.


  • Jorge NievesExcelente atención!! No dejen de probar las Tarte de Saumon y de Parmesian!!

    55555 by Jorge Nieves


  • Igal OThe eggs Benedict at branch

    33333 by Igal O


  • Stella Novenacrème brûlée is amazing!!

    55555 by Stella Novena


  • MikaelDorianUn petit bout de France en plein centre de San Francisco ! Retrouvez l'atmosphère d'une brasserie parisienne et de la gastronomie française. Essayez les œufs brouillés. ;)

    55555 by MikaelDorian


  • Milena LoureiroCafé da manhã americano com um toque francês! Trés chic!!

    55555 by Milena Loureiro


  • Aigerim NAmazing breakfasts, charming Parisian atmosphere, nice view of the Chinatown gate. Whatever you order, always get the almond croissant.

    55555 by Aigerim N


  • P D.No crepes???? Food was just OK

    33333 by P D.


  • SamaherEgg Benedict

    55555 by Samaher


  • Michæl B.My fav cafe/bar in SF. Loads of wines, good food and magazines from around the world

    55555 by Michæl B.


  • CD D.Order a latte and sit out at Grant Avenue.

    55555 by CD D.


  • Pocket SunNice French style brunch spot. A little pricy for the food portion and quality.

    55555 by Pocket Sun


  • Jonathan PepinskiThey have ricard, panache and all the french classics!

    55555 by Jonathan Pepinski


  • static_signalThe escargot are delicious, delicate and not chewy, and best of all come served in their shells, with escargot tongs and forks.

    55555 by static_signal


  • LollyExpensive. Food is ok but the waiters..omg they couldnt care less, they mistook the order, then had to order the check three times, nobody waved goodbye.. Shouldnt have left a tip.

    11111 by Lolly


  • Karlin L.Such a great place!

    55555 by Karlin L.


  • Алексей Г.Завтрак на троих 70$ с чаевыми. Дорого и-не валшебно.

    33333 by Алексей Г.


  • Uwe Jens ANever been to a French café that doesn't serve baguette. But otherwise it's very French ... except the gate to China Town across Bush St.

    55555 by Uwe Jens A


  • Andres V.The steak is delicious.

    55555 by Andres V.


  • EP JBest croissant this side of the pond!

    55555 by EP J


  • Martin AGreat place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tables by the bar best or outside on the curb. When in SF don't miss this!

    55555 by Martin A


  • David S.Most disappointing eggs Benedict I've had in year. Burnt toast. No hollandaise. Just poached eggs, toast, and potatoes.

    33333 by David S.


  • YuliaConfit de la canard avec Pinot Noir:)

    55555 by Yulia


  • Gilles WCharming French cafe at the entrance of the Chinatown district. Lovely staff. Good feeling like at home.

    55555 by Gilles W


  • Sebastien LMy favorite French retreat in SF

    55555 by Sebastien L


  • Gigi AgiusBest almond croissant I've had since leaving France.

    55555 by Gigi Agius


  • TinneGood food, friendly bar tender. Nice to chill out after shopping or wondering about town.

    55555 by Tinne


  • Phoebe V.Sidecar, french onion soup and croque monseiur

    55555 by Phoebe V.


  • Josh E.Do not get the Pate. Once of the few misses on the menu.

    33333 by Josh E.


  • BK A.Los desayunos son fabulosos y los huevos benedictinos más

    55555 by BK A.


  • Artashes A.Avoid this place. The host is not friendly and their service is just too bad.

    33333 by Artashes A.


  • Rupert H.The Bloody Mary is fantastic.

    55555 by Rupert H.


  • Yelena Y.Expensive and the food is crappy. This place used to be much better a couple of years ago. They really let it go. Nothing to recommend.

    33333 by Yelena Y.


  • ÜlyssesLove the food and ambiance,

    55555 by Ülysses


  • Pelin O.Nice place, nice ambiance, but very bad service !

    33333 by Pelin O.


  • sabine b.half and half order with a glass of wine :)

    33333 by sabine b.


  • Numa G.Insane amount of European magazines!

    55555 by Numa G.


  • Frances P.Great bar staff...hooked me up with a free Bloody Mary

    55555 by Frances P.


  • Ivan F.Great place but service is getting worse. Sad thing when the supervisor dont put take good care of clients (on august 31, 2013 at 9:30am)

    33333 by Ivan F.


  • stjentrecôte + frites & haricots verts = magnifique!

    55555 by stj


  • HalaIn love with this place ♡.♡ thx steve

    55555 by Hala


  • Jugoslav P.Loved the Croque Madame! Rare to find the proper treatment with brioche, bechamel and gruyere in this town, so this is a great find.

    55555 by Jugoslav P.


  • Teresa E.Go for the onion soup. Stay for the selection of aoc Provence wines. They have Whispering Angel rose - one of my top two favs. The baguette is also incredible here.

    55555 by Teresa E.


  • Kathryn J.Repeat your order. Mine was wrong...

    11111 by Kathryn J.


  • Melanie C.Brunch until 4pm on weekends.

    55555 by Melanie C.


  • Melissa M.Excellent food, not so nice service. But, you know: French.

    55555 by Melissa M.


  • MoonKleinwenig teuer aber lecker & gut - Portionen sind recht groß

    55555 by Moon


  • Tracy M.The food and service was excellent. But don't try to get anything to go. They frown on that and will send you across the street to Starbucks (for obviously inferior food).

    33333 by Tracy M.


  • Jim J.Great ambiance n brunch place to hang out n chat w a friend

    55555 by Jim J.


  • Carmen M.A bit of Paris Enjoy a pastis while reading a foreign magazine or paper Or come for cassoulet day

    55555 by Carmen M.


  • Steph H.The duck is brilliant as is the sundae :)

    55555 by Steph H.


  • Olga K.Yummy beef stew!

    55555 by Olga K.


  • Em C.Dip profiteroles in coffee! Mmmmmm

    55555 by Em C.


  • Shireen K.The frisée salad is really yummy

    55555 by Shireen K.


  • Yesi O.Try a croissant, they are delicious

    55555 by Yesi O.


  • Yesi O.Great see and be seen place. But watch out, the magazines are meant to be purchased before you browse

    55555 by Yesi O.


  • George J.Try the Confit de Canard - Perfect! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by George J.


  • Geoffrey V.Decent vibe but service can be a bit grumpy

    55555 by Geoffrey V.


  • Andre B.Not special. Go elsewhere for breakfast.

    33333 by Andre B.


  • AdvizzerВкусные завтраки

    55555 by Advizzer


  • Jessica F.Eggs Benedict w/ smoked salmon here is the best breakfast food I've had in a while. Unfortunately, got stereotyped as an Asian-who-doesn't-know-English by the staff, which didn't set me in a good mood

    55555 by Jessica F.


  • Aram O.A little piece of Paris in the heart of San Francisco, next to the Chinatown Gate; go figure.

    55555 by Aram O.


  • Bertrand S.À éviter absolument. Cet établissement fait partie des restaurants qui dégradent l'image de la France : prix exorbitants pour des quantités ridicules, personnel peu aimable...

    55555 by Bertrand S.


  • Mafe B.The tarte tatin is my favorite, next to the profiteroles (very generous portion too. Great for sharing).

    55555 by Mafe B.


  • Patrick R.Love the atmosphere, food & magazines! No surprise - French onion soup is great. Fun to people watch from sidewalk seats or the bar.

    55555 by Patrick R.


  • Atticus L.Try the Seared Foie Gras - 3 days left!!!!!!! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Atticus L.


  • Will D.Try the tarts.desert it is so good. Also the duck is fantastic.

    55555 by Will D.


  • Ed P.Onion soup is yummy...shrimp cocktail good. The shrimp were tiny but the sauce was yummy

    33333 by Ed P.


  • Tal T.Kronenberg Beer is on tap!

    55555 by Tal T.


  • Pete P.Great place to hoist a Kronenbourg!

    55555 by Pete P.


  • Tina C.nice sitting outside. kinda annoying sometimes by some performers

    55555 by Tina C.


  • Melinda R.This place was not impressive at all! Cold hot chocolate and coffee and horribly poor service! Absolutely awful!

    22222 by Melinda R.


  • Allison F.Best almond croissant I've had

    55555 by Allison F.


  • Madewell1937Madewell's Denim Roadtrip will be on Grant Ave & Geary St. on 5/16/12 on between 12-7pm. Stop by for some very special surprises, including a styling station, a hair-braiding bar and a secret deal.

    55555 by Madewell1937


  • Anna K.Great coffee drinks and authentic style.

    55555 by Anna K.


  • frufrubest croque monsieur ever?

    55555 by frufru


  • Michael B.Amazing service and great atmosphere. I personally didn't care for the parfait, but my girlfriend attested to its French authenticity. She loved the vanilla pancakes.

    55555 by Michael B.


  • Lalai L.Croque Monsier and double expresso

    55555 by Lalai L.


  • Emmanuel N.The Onglet is great'

    55555 by Emmanuel N.


  • Carmen M.Love their coffee mugs ;) on the other side very sorry the tomato soup is gone and instead introduced a sweet butter squash... As for mail I'll stay with the Quiche Lorraine 'round the world tasting.

    55555 by Carmen M.


  • RJ C.Good eggs Benedict! can get crowded and kitchen can get backed up

    55555 by RJ C.


  • Max M.beef bourguignon is delicious and just the right amount of food

    55555 by Max M.


  • Devin C.Eggs Benedict is the way to go for breakfast.

    55555 by Devin C.


  • Gustavo A.lol is pretty a lot

    55555 by Gustavo A.


  • James H.Worst machiato ever! Burnt beyond recognition.

    11111 by James H.


  • Eddie G.Croissant sandwich with home fries absolutely delicious and a perfect portion and a Madeleine to top it all off

    55555 by Eddie G.


  • Vanessa M.This is my new fav bfast place....the atmosphere is perfect, food is delicious and the service is on point!! It feels like ur hanging at a cafe in Paris!

    55555 by Vanessa M.


  • Meg L.Food is tasty, atmosphere is fantastic, service is always slow.

    55555 by Meg L.


  • Meg L.Surprisingly they don't have wifi, so you have to hijack the Kimpton's next door.

    55555 by Meg L.


  • Melissa H.French toast is the way to go!!

    55555 by Melissa H.


  • Leila R.Food is amazing! And theres more: my choosen dish wasnt so deli they took off from check. Awsome!

    55555 by Leila R.


  • Michael T.Great Cappuccino, good service.

    55555 by Michael T.


  • Catherine B.One of my favorite downtown brunch spots and a great International magazine selection.

    55555 by Catherine B.


  • Camille C.The less expensive trip to Paris you'll ever find! :))

    55555 by Camille C.


  • Tucker MOnion soup: to die for.

    55555 by Tucker M


  • Salvatore EAmazing breakfast

    55555 by Salvatore E


  • Ekaterina O.I like French toasts and tomato soup and champagne in the morning

    55555 by Ekaterina O.


  • Georgy U.Идти можно только за "французской" атмосферой. Еда и обслуживание оставляют желать.

    55555 by Georgy U.


  • SF WeeklySF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST MAGAZINE SELECTIONThe city's premier Parisian bistro and take in the dazzling selection of high-end magazines from around the globe...

    55555 by SF Weekly


  • Veronica SThe Duck Foie Gras is heaven on a plate!

    55555 by Veronica S


  • Mark E.Have to have the pancakes.

    33333 by Mark E.


  • Liz R.Croissants are good, but they run out if you're not here fast enough!

    55555 by Liz R.


  • Nathan K.The croissants are amazing. Almond one comes with cream inside. Get a plain one if you prefer.

    55555 by Nathan K.


  • Jennifer R.Croque Monsieur is delicious.

    55555 by Jennifer R.


  • Suzi Hixon @.Escargot is delish. Eat it.

    55555 by Suzi Hixon @.


  • alethiaTry the duck and the tarta tatin

    55555 by alethia


  • Adam C.onion soup and provencal!

    55555 by Adam C.


  • Yulia Vamazing soupe a l'oignon!

    55555 by Yulia V


  • Thomas WThe croque madame is quite good. But when you see employees get Starbucks coffee from across the street, you know about the cafe au lait :-)

    55555 by Thomas W


  • Bruce Mbreakfast of champions....croissant sandwich and cafe au lait.

    55555 by Bruce M


  • Justin M.Fruit plate is darn good....

    55555 by Justin M.


  • Jess C.Croque monsier & viognier

    55555 by Jess C.


  • Giselle S.Get the beer/lemonade on a hot day.

    33333 by Giselle S.


  • Ole Lgreat fruit bowl

    55555 by Ole L


  • Elana SCrème brûlée is amazing!

    55555 by Elana S


  • aaron d.hamburgers and tarte (various toppings) are great

    55555 by aaron d.


  • Charles BLove the Badoit ....

    55555 by Charles B


  • Christopher S.Their plain croissant are great! Do yourself a favor & skip Starbucks for your morning stop-off.

    55555 by Christopher S.


  • Sesh S.The confit canard or duck is awesome

    55555 by Sesh S.


  • Brian S.Fries r unstoppable

    55555 by Brian S.


  • Carlos ECould a Cafe de la Presse without any french newspapers? In my opinion the only thing interesting in this place is the expresso. Regarding servers, they are dummies...

    33333 by Carlos E


  • Bryor L.Love this place! Good food & good place to people watch!

    55555 by Bryor L.


  • Jean-Pascal Ftry The thon mi-cuit. c'est un délice. bon appétit !

    55555 by Jean-Pascal F


  • Phil J.Juste pour boire un cafe sur le zinc

    55555 by Phil J.


  • Shari D.get the croque Monsieur

    55555 by Shari D.


  • Jack have the chicken and pimm's cup

    33333 by Jack


  • Chris MTry the escargots.

    55555 by Chris M


  • Chris Z.order breakfast completely in French.

    33333 by Chris Z.


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