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Cozy Cable Car Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Union Square
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519 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3805
+1 415-982-3097
07:00 - 21:00
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Oregon City, Oregon
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here unexpectedly after giving up on waiting in line at all the other trendy places and were not disappointed! They make very tasty crepes as well as your standard breakfast choices. The prices are reasonable as well. I'd definitely go back.

Thank panneoleary
Paso Robles, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our favorite was the dessert crape filled with berries and chocolate. The service was fast and worth the price. We watched the cable cars go up and down the street while we ate. Nice place on a rainy day.

Thank juanitaPR
Linkoping, Sweden
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

New York Bagel recommended. Pancake combo quite sad and dry. Guest toilette in kitchen which is just really bad!

Thank Carl L
Delhi, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

loved the ambience...very touristic..good food...loved the pop corn, the munchy snack..great service..

Thank Kamal K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,873 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! This place had huge crepes. I was expecting something about half the size of what I got, but it was delicious! Service was fast and friendly as well.

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is just a basic cafe and serves good meals at reasonable prices for its location. Meals were plenty big enough and I liked that when ordering pancakes you had the option on 1 pancake and not 3 for example. Nothing flash, but courteous staff and fast service

Thank Austrav2565
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was a small order at the counter restaurant near our hotel. The sandwiches and soup were great and they made our iced tea fresh.

Thank Pinecastle51
Austin, Texas
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295 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We visited the Cozy Cable Car Cafe on a Friday morning. The restaurant was not super busy, but the food took a long time to arrive. Once we received it, it was not bad though. When you walk in, the first thing you see is the counter to order your food. After waiting for several people, the counter person directed... More 

Thank Moved2Texas
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Reasonable prices for excellent cooked to order food, including crepes, make this a great breakfast place in San Francisco. Servers were friendly and the location is great, being near both Chinatown and Union Square.

Thank Jesse D
Halifax, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were warmly greeted as we walked in (you don’t get a lot of that in San Francisco). We ordered at the counter and grabbed a seat by the window to watch the cable cars go by. I really enjoyed my blueberry pancakes and my husband raved about his oat, raisin and walnut pancakes. Nice friendly place. Prices are affordable.

Thank LiciaW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-3097

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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 Union Square

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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