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H Cafe

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3801 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2007
+1 415-487-1661
06:00 - 18:00
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

This is a small, order at the counter cafe. We went to the H twice and both times we were warmly welcomed. Had breakfast sandwich and coffee. On our second visit we just got a bagel and croissant to go. It was conveniently located near our rental.

Thank Curly
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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

I live very close by to H cafe, so this is a neighborhood type of review. Perhaps not relevant for tourists looking for fancy-schmacy high end San Francisco style coffee alchemy. H cafe, run by the sweetest coffee man this side of the mission (Hassan), is the type of old-school neighborhood place that is hard to find nowadays. It's a... More 

Thank Luis F
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2014

My favorite cafe in the city! This is my first yelp review but I just had to spread teh good news. Cheerful, sunny atmosphere, plenty of space and outlets if you want to study. The owner, Has, is the best part: he creates a kind of 'Cheers' mentality where he knows all the patrons who come in and all the... More 

Thank Hughes B
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I was staying at the Hotel Carlton down the street, and found this a charming little place to grab a wonderful breakfast bagel sandwich - -thick with ham -- and get a very tasty cup of coffee before trudging off to my business meetings. I came back every morning after I found them my second day in town.

Thank maremel
Antwerp, Belgium
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

A nice little café near Union Square, very good tea (with a lot of choices), excellent coffee and overall, nice breakfast.

Thank chaperon-rose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2013

One of only a few little cafés where we got porcelain cups and great coffee! We went there nearly every day to have a nice breakfast.

Thank Engbers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

As in most cities there is no shortage of places to fill your face and quench your thirst but this place and the people in it made me smile. Great coffee and excellent cakes and sandwiches, plus wait for it craft beers as well. The staff were welcoming and made us feel like locals after 5 minutes. Situated on a... More 

Thank elgar22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

We spent a couple of evenings here on a week holiday from England. Guy behind the counter was friendly and had lived in England. Nice vibe. The 3pm till 10pm happy hour with Anchor Steam for less than $2 was a bonus. Try you won't be disappointed. As with the previous reviewer, I visited the one in the tenderloin area

Thank Morecambians
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012 via mobile

We stopped in the Cup A Joe location near union square in the tenderloin district, and it was a welcome, relaxing break at happy hour. Anchor steam beer on tap for 2 bucks. Good sandwich for a snack before heading out for the night. Very friendly folks. Thanks guys!

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Reviewed 13 May 2008

their vanilla lattes were ok. the people there were kinda weird but friendly anddd you can smoke outside.

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
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  • Address: 3801 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-487-1661

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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