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Simple Pleasures Cafe

The Richmond
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3434 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2702
+1 415-387-4022
06:00 - 23:00
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Neighborhood coffee roaster has a cafe to showcase their beverages called the Simple Pleasures Cafe. Today I tried the almond milk cafe latte and prewrapped brownie. Cafe offers other coffee beverages, a short list of black, green & herbal teas, beers and hot sandwiches. The decor is quirky but cozy despite the rock music and deluge of framed family photos... More 

Thank Audrey C
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

One of the more relaxing cafe I know in San Francisco. Always a very friendly local crowd hanging out having a few beers. Come for the coffee and IPA Beer, take a seat on the parklet outside and enjoy Balboa St and the people :)

Thank TomPambazo
Culver City, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

They roast their own coffee right next door. Went here three mornings in a row. Yummy lox/bagels! Parking can be a challenge.

Thank Linda S
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2015

This place has been around since the 70, great ambient and great people - new addition now is a public bench right in front of it - free wifi!

Thank Limoexpert
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Cash only. Pretty good value. Food so-so to disappointing. Lots of wifi users and conversation. Funky graffiti everywhere. Interesting art and photos. Relaxing.

Thank uniwatt
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We made several visits to this café during our stay in San Fransisco. We were staying with family who lived a few blocks away. Every time we visited it was always busy, sometimes queuing out of the door just for the coffee! We had several things, sandwiches, coffees, juices and coffees, all very good, however it was their Clam chowder... More 

Thank CardiffBayTraveller
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Very hard to find good coffee in The States, spoke to the barista about a flat white (traditionally Australian) and his attempt was really good. Nailed everything. The pleasure was ours . . .

Thank Lochie B
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

This place has the best coffee in the area. You don't go there for meals, but coffee, lattes, and the occasional bagel are definitely worth it!

Thank sarahardelle
san francisco
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2008

After a lovely mid-dayvisit to the Legion of Honor was hungry and looking for an attractive local neighborhood cafe for a quick lunch. Simple Pleasures was my choice as it reminded me of fun, local cafes in the Lower East Side of Manhattan! Ordered my favorite, tuna fish sandwich, which looked appetizing at serving. However one hour later I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3434 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-387-4022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?