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Cafe De La Presse

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Union Square
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352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607 (Bush St.)
+1 415-398-2860
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:30
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Westbury, New York
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Café proved to be the perfect spot for a long dinner with friends from afar. We were greeted warmly and seated at a comfortable and quiet back table. Service was very attentive and helpful, answering all our questions and making good suggestions. The menu was quite extensive, with both three- and four-course pre-fixe options and many a la carte... More 

Thank Mary L
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179 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife found this place in an app about chef's and decided to give it a try since we didn't know exactly what to expect. The place had delicious food and also it is a place where you can go for a regular cup of coffee or if you want to eat to your satisfaction. We enjoyed this place so... More 

Thank Victor I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect ending of my SF trip. Nice ambience and decoration. Good wine. Good food (American portion) Friendly staff.

Thank 6selenel
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love beginning my San Francisco day at Cafe de la Presse. My usual is an almond croissant with a side of perfectly-cooked bacon and their wonderful coffee. Can't wait for next time!

Thank TexasTom_8
Portland, Oregon
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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a place to lunch after a busy museum morning. Helped out by a salesman at Gumps, who recommended this little bistro. Sat outside in the sun in March! (heater overhead) They even enhanced the atmosphere with all the patrons seated near us speaking french! Food was wonderful, a tart with shrimp and mushroom on a flatbread. We relaxed... More 

Thank Kathleen P
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe de la Presse has a great location and ambiance. You pay for that with your order, however. I paid $11 for 2 eggs, a piece of toast and a serving of home fried potatoes. I did enjoy the food but I just want to warn future diners that the location is what you are paying for. Bon Appetit

Thank jjbjork
Peaslake, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice atmosphere, buzzy breakfast. Tables at the front are really close together but they have more down the back When i asked for a quiet table, the guy who greeted me said 'Oh so you want a hiding table!' The eggs were perfect. They forgot the ham and brought it when we were two thirds through the meal, straight... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was tasty but expensive and so was the wine but definitely worth the trip, lovely feel about the place really enjoyed my afternoon there

Thank MFitzCollins
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food snob alert! The only Vegan thing on the menu was a plain lettuce salad. The only vegetarian food was salad. No one spoke French. My mother had salmon and wild rice- huge portion but greasy. The chocolate cake was fair. Service quick and pleasant. The front 1/2 is a sports bar!! (French sports bar???) The restaurant is down several... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants and I choose to go to it as a destination. I had three meals here recently, my favorite meal being the swordfish. Wonderfully well prepared. I had a flatbread with prawns. Not my favorite, just a little too fishy for me. Nice wines by the glass, the Vigonier from France being a favorite.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607
    (Bush St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-2860
For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.

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