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Universal Cafe



2814 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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(415) 821-4608

  • Sun - 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Mon Closed;
  • Tue 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wed - Thu 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Fri 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am - 10:00pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Cafes, Dog Friendly Restaurants, Middle Eastern Restaurants

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4.4 of 5.0 from 50 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Universal Cafe Reviews

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  •  This is my new favorite brunch. The eggs Benedict were stupid good, so so good. Perfect portions. Awesome service. the banana shake is amazing. Oh and I only had to wait 10min to get seated. BAM

    55555 by Ashley M.


  •  Sourdough egg sando was delicious

    55555 by Lily Belle


  •  Flatbread pizza, arugula salad - best apple crisp of my life

    55555 by Karsten McVay


  •  Great, quiet location. All the food is great. I had an egg and brown sugar turkey sausage sandwich. Good portioning, not too much, but just enough to satiate you

    55555 by Shagun Aulakh


  •  I had the pork hash, which was amazing. A good double cappuccino and egg nog french toast later, and I was really happy.

    55555 by John D.


  •  The donuts are amazing!

    55555 by Daniel S.


  •  Everything I've had has been delicious. Staff is warm and nice. Gets busy on weekends but moves pretty quickly. Seriously, everything is good

    55555 by Yaron S


  •  Don't get the cappuccino. It's 80% foam.

    33333 by Trevor Smith


  •  Get the scramble with cherry tomato, avocado and salsa if available. It is blissful!

    55555 by Agatha Y.


  •  This is my favorite brunch spot in SF. The fresh seasonal dishes never disappoint!

    55555 by Elizabeth Agnew


  •  Gets pretty loud inside so best to sit outside if the weather permits. Favorites are the soft scrambled eggs and toasted banana bread with whipped cream cheese. Great americano coffee as well!

    55555 by Bommy Cha


  •  soft scrambled eggs + sm orange juice 👍

    33333 by Phil H.


  •  Looking for a place to grab brunch today? Check out Universal Cafe for a sunny seating area and one of the best house-made English muffin egg sandwiches around. 7/5, 9am-3pm.

    55555 by Staff Picks


  •  Boudin blanc!

    55555 by Alyssa Foote


  •  The soft-scrambled eggs are really good. I liked how the asparagus was cut in thin slices and the ricotta was folded in so it was warm and melted.

    33333 by Jason Bucher


  •  still my fave brunch spot. i've finally stopped ordering the soft scramble eggs 100% of the time, and am loving whatever other special savory plates they're offering.

    55555 by cyn k.


  •  I don't what happened in the last three weeks but the food is no longer up to SF brunch standards.

    33333 by Chris S.


  •  Delicious brunch, expect a significant wait if you get there during peak brunch hours

    55555 by Simon F.


  •  First time? You can never go wrong with the soft scrambled eggs.

    33333 by Jonathan V.


  •  The toasted banana bread is where it's at. For real.

    55555 by Daniel G.


  •  They have great English muffins

    55555 by Kelvin T.


  •  Grab a coffee from the thermos while you wait for a table. When it's just one the wait is usually short. It's not the cheapest, but well worth the price for the delicious food.

    55555 by John-Henry B.


  •  Brunch, yum!

    55555 by Alix B.


  •  Make sure u keep tabs on where you are on the list. They sometimes skip over names by accident.

    33333 by Jonathan C.


  •  Soft scrambled eggs, no lie.

    33333 by Dipika


  •  Their previous head chef left a few months ago. I loved it before and think it's improved -- food is a bit lighter, less oily than it had been getting the prior couple of years.

    55555 by Ellen B.


  •  Get the fries

    22222 by George M.


  •  Brunch on weekdays! Wednesday-Friday 11:30-2:15.

    55555 by Mamie R.


  •  Go for the bacon and banana bread. Everything else was pretty ordinary.

    55555 by Cate H.


  •  Best coffee I've ever had at a restaurant.

    55555 by Charlotte C.


  •  Get the crab cakes and sit under the sky light at the bar (or outside if weather permits).

    55555 by Blake S.


  •  Screw brunch, come for dinner. Consistently amazing food & a great affordable wine list courtesy of owner Armando.

    55555 by Ellen B.


  •  So many brunch classics here: the flatbread or soft scramble for something lighter, the hash or meaty sandwich of the day if you're hungry. The real secret: the toasted banana bread with cream cheese.

    55555 by Kenneth B.


  •  During the week, this Mission hot spot serves up the fried egg sandwich on a poppy seed kaiser roll, but if you can make it through to the weekend, grab one at brunch instead.

    55555 by SF Weekly


  •  Order the fruit plate if you get anything.

    33333 by timoni w.


  •  Put your name down and head over to Heath Ceramics for coffee and shopping while you wait

    55555 by Stephanie L.


  •  Try the Breakfast Sando... Best in Town!

    55555 by Noah M.


  •  Dungeness Crab cakes with poached eggs...are you kidding me!?! So good!

    33333 by Holger L.


  •  The fruit plate, with honey and a wedge of toast covered in cheese, will increase your brunch happiness by 1000%.

    33333 by timoni w.


  •  Brunch on weekends, lunch menu's great too, but often a long wait.

    55555 by Eric A.


  •  New extended brunch hours!

    55555 by Willie L.


  •  Always get the plate of local fruit with toast fromage blac and honey.

    55555 by Stephanie C.


  •  Get the French fries.

    33333 by Anton S.


  •  Terrific brunches with a rotating menu here. Most of the egg dishes include a delicious (and plentiful!) salad. If you arrive right at 9 a.m. on a weekend, there should be plenty of tables still.

    55555 by Pacific Union International


  •  Doughnuts are delicious but surprisingly filling. You may want to share an order.

    55555 by Jason L.


  •  Best place for fries!

    55555 by Kathleen


  •  A classier date night can be found here. Get the wait staff to stumble you through the wine list, that's what they're there for.

    55555 by Ros d.


  •  California cuisine at its finest. Fresh, affordable and amazing service

    55555 by Julie F.


  •  In short: Not worth the wait

    22222 by Azin A.


  •  A zesty Southern tomato relish and splash of vinegar adds some spice and tang to this eggs benedict dish. Local-cured ham sits on top of sweet cornbread and the blend of flavors is amazing.

    55555 by 7x7 M.


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