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Buena Vista Cafe

2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
+1 415-474-5044
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Irish, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Brilliant afternoon unexpectedly. Popped in for a beer. You have to watch the Irish Coffee prep, really enthralling. Bar staff are brilliant, warm and friendly. First ever Irish coffee. Followed quickly by 2 and 3. Go on indulge yourself.

Thank markross25
Reviewed 4 days ago

My boyfriend has been raving about the Buena Vista cafe for quite awhile that when we got a chance to go again to San Francisco recently, we went there for a late breakfast. I'm glad we did as I finally had some of the world-famous...More

Thank TravelGal9876
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is usually packed since it's location is prime for tourists. They've been around a long time and are known for their Irish Coffee made with tullamore dew irish whiskey. They do serve food, but I did not see anyone eating any food at...More

Thank JK113012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped off here for a short break. The staff are really friendly and they serve the best Irish coffee I've tasted. Wanted to go back again, but just ran out of time.

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy when we visited and just up from the Hyde St tram stop at fishermans wharf. Informed it was community seating and we were only two so sat at table for 4 but nobody joined as it stated to empty, but be aware at...More

Thank andhewittscores
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to visit this historic San Francisco bar and cafe in the North Beach/Fisherman's Wharf area. Experience old school San Francisco style and service. Sit at the bar and enjoy the best Irish Coffee anywhere. Waiters and bartenders have been here for many years,...More

Thank Daryl H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say anything about the food here as I have only ever had Irish coffee, which is what they are most know for. I've been coming here for years when I visit SF and it hasn't changed a bit. The bar tenders are still...More

Thank janiewa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buzz place with good food, friendly staff, table-sharing policy, Guinness and Irish coffee. The prices are regular for San Francisco, with fish and chips at about 20 bucks, pint of Guinness at 7.50 - absolutely fair!

Thank Sergey V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great find. A really great place for a bite to eat. The food and service was excellent. A good atmosphere, varied menu and the Irish coffees are brilliant.

Thank TJB333333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful historic cafè few steps from Ghirardelli Square with a very lively atmosphere and a bay view. Nice set up, kind staff, very prompt service, you may be invited to share one of their llarge table. Try the clam chowder and, for sure, their signature...More

Thank Riccardo C
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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Patricia F
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Response from kathy m | Reviewed this property |
Yes...but small crowded place and most seating is bar area I wouldn't bring multiple toddler sized/ strollers high chair sized kids on a weekend
James P
12 April 2015|
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Response from BobbieSue K | Reviewed this property |
It is a first come first serve style..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
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08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-474-5044
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