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Hayes Valley
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501 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4213
+1 415-241-9011
07:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:30
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious cooked breakfasts here. Huevos Rancheros and scrambled eggs with avocado and bacon were big portions and delicious. Did not try the pancakes....they looked amazing. Next time. It's a great place to take the familly, babies, kids, or just big groups of friends. Our waiter Norberto was wonderful ; warm, friendly and efficient.

Thank MissPerpetualMotion
Mill Creek, Washington
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264 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stack's is a great place to eat. Located in Hays Valley, they have great food, great service and outside seating which allows you to people watch. Cute neighborhood.

Thank Gary2425
Lubbock, Texas
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194 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a tour company while we were waiting to leave. Their servings are plentiful and delicious. Had my very first mimosa there. Make sure to have a hearty appetite.

Thank Sonja M
Isle of Barra, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Sat outside on 2 occassions but the third morning was too chilly do we sat inside. Fabulous coffees and juices and a superb selection of breakfast dishes. The blueberry pancakes were out if this world!! The staff always friendly and helpful.

Thank shazzaandmickle
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Used Siri to find somewhere close to the airport to get coffee and it suggested Stacks. We wanted coffee and maybe a croissant so gave it a go, best we could get was bagel. The waitress wasn't rude was was not the most friendly and made us feel like we were wasting her time. The cappuccino was so comical we... More 

Thank daisyduke2891
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Excellent Hayes Valley spot for breakfast. We had a variety of dishes, and they were all excellent. The blueberry pancakes and bacon were especially good. When we first arrived, it was not too busy, but our daughter wasn't there yet. The host said to let him know when she got there and he would seat us. By the time she... More 

Thank Kay S
San Francisco, California
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143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is a simple well-oiled machine. Sit you down, get you a pot of coffee for your table - and supply you with a huge menu of mediocre options. The portions are too large, and every egg dish comes with hash browns and a pre-buttered bagel (would everyone really choose a bagel as their first option?). What you are... More 

Thank sfimporter
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Was tipped off about this place and the breakfast line on this hip street only raised our expectations. However the food was nothing more than average breakfast served by pleasant waiters in a nice venue. Perhaps the pancakes are better as that is what people seemed to be raving about.

Thank Henrik E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Was directed here by the recommendation of a local on our first morning in San Fran. Both me and my friend ordered a stack of plain pancakes with syrup on the side and being honest I think one portion would have been more than sufficient for both of us. Service wasn't great and the decor was a little tired and... More 

Thank Lauren O
San Francisco, California
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good salads and sandwiches. The is a center piece of the Hayes Valley scene. The food is always dependable. Brunch is great.

Thank rsba

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4213
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-241-9011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Hayes Valley

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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.
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