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1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
+1 415-202-8521
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“french toast” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A sunny Sunday on the street. The staff is friendly. The place is specialized in Brunch on week ends, and therefore the menu is short. However the food is deceiving, no taste, over cooked. Never again under the same conditions.

Thank Edouard T
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Yummy breakfast - went with a group of 5 on Saturday morning. We didn't have a reservation so we had to wait in line for about 40 minutes. We were originally going to go to Mymy across the street, but the line was longer so...More

1  Thank nataliesetliff
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We love the idea of Olea, and the menu is really creative - the huevos rancheros were outstanding, and the French toast was fun. We just had a hard time with the wait staff. There were twice as many as they really needed (we own...More

1  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Mr. and I were in San Francisco for a long weekend over the Easter holiday. We enjoy Sunday brunch on a regular basis, so I looked at several San Francisco options for this meal. I chose Olea because of it close proximity to our...More

Thank teacher91
Reviewed 15 March 2017

What a great little breakfast place! Super excellent dishes and caring service. Across the street from MyMy, with a long line waiting for a seat as well, the wait here was short because the place is super efficient. Our dishes were excellent, including the chicken...More

Thank rohbogen
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Each of us had a different dish for brunch--and everyone was happy! Service was excellent; French press coffee was smooth; avocados were divine. Highly recommend.

Thank jan10860
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We know we can always go to Olea for a great dinner and not break your bank account! Phillip the owner is always nice and helpful and if your divided on which is better. My girlfriend got a delicious pork chop and I got a...More

Thank 425jasonv
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My friend and I were headed to MyMy across the street at around 12:30 pm on a Saturday, and were surprised that the line for MyMy was still insanely long, and there was no line for Olea! Having never been to Olea due to the...More

Thank Paige S
Reviewed 31 January 2017

All of the positive reviews that I have seen were dead on. This place is a gem. Great food and great service. Menu changes constantly due to the local ingredients and what is available. If you have your heart set on something call ahead and...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The French Toast! As good as they said it would be. My wife had it and I had to steal some... :) I had the huevos rancheros which were also good... but not as noteworthy as the toasts... only thing I should mention is that...More

Thank RYN_Nyc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
  • Public Transportation: Olea is on the California St. Cable Car line. Get off at the Larkin St. stop. Take the #1 California MUNI bus and get off at Sacramento and Larkin, walk one block down Larkin to California Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-202-8521
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