Cafe Divine
Cafe Divine
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Cafe Divine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafedivinesf.com/
  • Phone: 4159863414x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: T - TH 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, FR - MO 9:00 AM.

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: David Wees
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Live music Sunday through Thursday nights, 7-9 PM. Monday is accordion night with Dan Cantrell or Rob Reich, Tuesday jazz with Chris Amberger and friends, Wednesday ragtime with Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axlerod, Thursdays and Sundays range from pianists to gypsy jazz and tangos. Please call for the schedule.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union St.
  • Public Transit: Muni lines 39, 41, 45, 30 are within a half block. The Powell-Mason Cable Car stops two blocks away on Union.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On the street, or lots available: Vallejo between Stockton and Powell, Powell between Union and Green, Green between Columbus and Powell, and Filbert at Columbus.
A word from Cafe Divine
Cafe Divine, a North Beach Bistro, offers "heavenly cuisine" for breakfast through dinner. Overlooking Washington Square, this world-class cafe is the perfect spot to relax with a cappuccino or glass of wine, devour delicious San Francisco comfort food served all day long, and enjoy the colorful world of North Beach.
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Cafe Divine reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great location mediocre food
    chazu
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We loved sitting by the window right on Washington square. Disappointed that there was no live music on a Friday night -- that's why we went. The food was just okay. Felt like our eggplant parmagian got a microwaved....and salad wasn't that tasty. If I went back it would be to have a drink and listen to music on a night when there was music.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Despite making a reservation
    lagden
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We booked a table. checked the venue out on the saturday. absolutely no notice to say they shut on sundays. We took a taxi there to find the Cafe Divine SHUT.
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  • Really had a good time with
    James
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Really had a good time with great food and live music every night. 10$ corkage so brought my own wine. Portions were very large, need to order less next time. Went there for their tango musicians (4th Thursdays?) and found a small bit of floor to dance on. Floor was just ok - hard surfaced tile, a little sticky but everything else was great. Will definitely go back, and will bring a little powder for the floor next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the music
    Buonaforchetta
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    I came to hear the music and ended up liking the food too! It's a lovely intimate setting, and the musicians were very enjoyable. The accordionist was excellent, and knew exactly how loudly to play so that diners could listen and still have a conversation comfortably. It gave the restaurant ambiance a European feel, which was like a mini vacation! The service was helpful and timely. I would return and would recommend Cafe Divine, especially if the accordionist is playing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful dining experience
    ccorpuelVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This was a delightful dining experience. The oyster special and Roasted Beet Salad were very good. The service was exemplary. When we found the night's special a little "off," our waitress immediately whisked the dish back to the kitchen and soon returned with a replacement item. There was no wait in getting seated and the staff were efficient and accommodating to help us promptly make our show time. As we were leaving, the bar area was filling up, becoming quite lively and fun. If I lived nearby, I would regularly come here to take advantage of the Early Bird Dinner as well as Happy Hour with their complimentary appetizers and wines at half price. This is truly a neighborhood gem amidst the charm and excitement of North Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Divine in North Beach
    NCvisitors
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    A great neighborhood restaurant. The menu and wine list are not extensive, but everything is high quality, well prepared and the service is friendly and efficient, willing to do things like allowing us to change tables without any fuss at all. From the initial reception until the time we left, everyone working at the restaurant could not have been nicer nor more helpful. The outside tables across from Washington Park are fun, the inside window tables offer the same view of the park and the active North Beach scene. Both our dinners were very good, my wife's spinach and cheese manicotti were excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Italian restaurant
    TimetoDine
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Excellent Italian restaurant in North Beach near Washington Square Park. Amazing food, service and ambience. Perfect for a date night or dinner with family or friends. Very nice selection of wines and after dinner desserts and coffees. The restaurant itself if small but that is what makes it so charming. The casual elegance, romantic feel and intimate setting make this restaurant a neighborhood favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    CCLW
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    This is a nice spot in North Beach with tasty French themed food and a lively atmosphere. We had a party of 6 people on a Monday night which was Accordion Night. The one complaint would be the accordion music was quite loud for the small space, so it was hard to hear everyone. The singer that night was amazing! We ordered the chicken pre fixe, Pizza Margarita, smoked trout, and beef bourguignon. It was all delicious and flavorful. To drink we had the house red wine which fitted the meals everyone had perfectly. And, those under 21 got Italian sodas. These had way too much syrup in them for the amount of soda water. The staff was excellent -- knowledgeable and friendly, while timing dishes out perfectly. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the food, service was lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    The food was really tasty- everything I had there was delicious. Service though.... When we arrived, the host barely made eye contact and basically set two menus down and walked away. I had to tell my server that I had an open table reservation, and she wasn't quite sure what it was. (??) The server was a little rude in the beginning, but she warmed up after a while...we were actually there for two hours. Not by choice, but the food came very slowly. Just paying our bill took more than 20 mins. And yes, we timed it because we ended up late for a show. I would return and ask for a different server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining is definitely Divine
    JohnKVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    Dining at Cafe Divine was a truly pleasurable experience. Excellent value especially if you opt for the Prix-Fixe Dinner. Happy Hour treats are also a plus. Don't forget the dessert for sure. The blueberry pie is awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Nice selection of breakfast items on the menu.. Went with group of 6 and we ordered quiche lorraine, bisquits and gravy, waffles with bacon, and a breakfast sandwich on foccatia bread and all were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable and consistent
    Stewart
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Very enjoyable and consistent. I always enjoy Divine. Great music most evenings 7 - 9/
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • you won't be sorry
    kimba
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Food was delicious and the service was super. Will definitely some here again when I'm in the area. Diverse menu and amazing starters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grade F ...Meat
    T321
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    Darling corner spot. Meat grade choices were fair, unfortunately. The chef's sauces were good, but due to the grades of meat, the meal was not enjoyable. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Treat your out of town guests
    AliceinSFVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    We had breakfast here with a friend from Boston who said that the Quiche Lorraine was the best he had ever eaten. We like the laid-back atmosphere along with the in house baked pies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of our favorite
    AliceinSFVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    This is one of our favorite places to eat. Very good menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accommodating for our
    jlltVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Very accommodating for our family of 5 and dog. We always enjoy our experience and the food here!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to take people
    Nick
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Great place to take people visiting San Francisco...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The happy hour is a great
    caseat
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The happy hour is a great deal with half price wines and a discount on the prix fixe dinner, which is already an excellent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good food with a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Really good food with a good atmosphere and nice view. not overly pricey but not cheap. Would definitely recommend. Open Table was a great tool as it gets very very busy. when we arrived the wait was 45 min+ and we were sitted in 10
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Open Table on weekends!!
    Bluebay
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    The place was full, we made a reservation through Open Table and they said we had to wait until the people on its list take a seat!!! If they know the place has a big demand on weekends, they shouldn't allow reservation through this website. The service was great, the food was delicious but the first impression was so bad, we were very upset because we're starving and we had to wait around 20 or 25 minutes to get a table. Hopefully they can fix this little issue, besides that everything was very good.
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  • The food here is reasonably
    StitchVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    The food here is reasonably good but as usual the service leaves much to be desired.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, but the
    UnclemomoVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    The food was good, but the service was poor. The wait person was not responsive, delaying the delivery of coffee and water in the beginning. However, the food service with another wait person was fine.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service has gone down hill!!!
    Thomas79
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Service has gone down hill!!! This used to be a regular spot for me and my wife however it seems things have changed a bit service is very slow and forgetful. We never got bread like we used to, and they forgot to bring my wife's coffee. It just seems like something is missing???
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  • Loved the food especially
    Kenken
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Loved the food especially the pizza & breakfast sandwich Service needs tweaking
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the great service,
    Ahmerde
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Enjoyed the great service, the quaint ambiance, and the wonderful simplicity of such notables as quiche of the day, or variations of eggs benedict, or waffles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food; incredibly slow servic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    After reading some strong reviews, we were disappointed. The food was pretty good, and although our server was very nice, the service was incredibly slow, especially considering the restaurant was almost empty. Our drinks took 10-15 minutes to be delivered. We had 2 couples and 2 children. One couple's food came after about 15 minutes. The other couple's food didn't come until after the first couple was completely done eating. And the kids' food came last. Then when we received the bill, the server politely pointed out that gratuity had been added because we were a group of six. Needless to say, we would not hurry back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Divine is a nice, casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Cafe Divine is a nice, casual option across from Washington Square Park. It has a European vibe and is quite enjoyable. Great neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best of the neighborhood
    PockyVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    This restaurant serves up simple comfort food in the great historical neighborhood of North Beach. It's not expensive and they even have musicians serenading you during dinner. The most awesome dessert is the gingerbread cake with vanilla ice cream--perfecto. My favorite dish is the beef bourguignon, braised perfectly in a rich delicious sauce. Breakfast items on the menu are also satisfying and well executed. I don't know why people wait in line for Mama's across the street when Cafe Divine's food is better quality and tastes so much better. Yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have to say the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    I have to say the service was great and the food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A real winner at washington square
    KBSt
    Dined on 9/3/2012
    Everyone in our party enjoyed there meal. Great location (except for parking), the food and service was excellent, and the music the night we were there was extraordinary. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The pizza was edible. Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    The pizza was edible. Had way better. Our server was Mr No Personality. Must of had a real bad day.....
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  • Delicious. Ginger cake a must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    Delicious and creative food. We sat outside since it was noisy inside with the musical performance. We were happy we brought our hats and gloves since they didn't have any heating elements available. Order extra caramel with the ginger cake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was not how I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    The service was not how I rememberd it to be which was a shame because I took out of town guests to dinner. The pasta portions were too salty and we sent back two plates. However, the chef did make a great gesture by coming out to greet us. Either way, this dinner spot has dropped far down my list for consideration. The menu and service needs to be worked on.
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  • The waiter took very long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    The waiter took very long to tend to our table. He was very inattentive. We dine out often and this was one of the worst waiters we have had. He had a Boston accent. The other staff were friendly enough. We will not be going back to Cafe Divine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The special, corned beef &
    nickname
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    The special, corned beef & cabbage, was absolutely outstanding. Great view to watch the St. Patrick's Day happenings.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal! The dog bowl for
    TheInsiderVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2012
    Great meal! The dog bowl for our dog was a fantastic touch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good find!
    None
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    My party of three ordered several pizzas--a mushroom and truffle one and a salami with pepperoni added. There were excellent--especially the mushroom one! We werThe service was a little slow--taking our order, filling our drinks, bringing our check. I ordered regular coffee after my meal and it was lukewarm. My refill was slightly above lukewarm. Good thing I don't use milk or I would have had cold coffee. The special board advertized blueberry pie. We eyed this all evening with anticipation. Upon ordering our dessert, we were informed they were out of blueberry pie. We shared the brownie sundae and gingerbread cake. I thought the brownie was dry but my husband enjoyed it. The gingerbread cake was very yummy served with vanilla ice cream.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place was extremely loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    This place was extremely loud and they packed too many tables in a small place. it was difficult to talk, let alone any privacy. the service was so-so and we had to ask for coffee refills twice. the other location in noe valley was less noisy and more spacious. we definitely will not return to this location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was a bit rushed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/28/2011
    Service was a bit rushed. Food was okay but nothing special. Best thing about Cafe Divine is the live music.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic