This is quickly becoming my
This is quickly becoming my go-to restaurant when I host friends coming to visit me "way out" in Bernal Heights and I want to give them a fair representation of my awesome neighborhood. The service here is not fine dining spectacular, but I think it is just fine for a friendly local restaurant. I've been here during the busy brunch weekends, and appreciated how quickly they worked to get food turned out. I've also dined here late on a weeknight and they were thoughtful in letting us linger to enjoy coffee, without feeling pressured to leave as they closed up. Plus everything I've eaten here has made my belly happy.
3/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm a neighborhood local -
I'm a neighborhood local - having been to Liberty Cafe several times over the years, so it was my recommendation we choose Liberty . My two friends were new to this restaurant - and we all loved it. The food was excellent, service friendly and attentive but not intrusive and the price very reasonable for the beautifully presented high-quality fresh food. ALl our food was wonderful. I didn't order them myself but the french fries I tried were the BEST. we had a great time.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The one thing I did not love
The one thing I did not love is the chicken pot pie. I know that is sacrilegious but I do not like big chunks of onions in anything! If I had not encountered those onions it would have been perfect. The banana cream pie was amazing!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great customer service
Our server, NATALIE, provided excellent customer service at lunch on the patio. You could tell she really enjoys working with people. And her genuine enthusiasm helped make our lunch a delightful experience. Thank you!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Liberty Cafe is such a wonderful
Liberty Cafe is such a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion ~ out-of-town visitors, celebrating something important ~ or just feeling like excellent food in a pleasing environment. Service was excellent and non-invasive, attention paid without those annoying "how are we doing?" interruptions.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch in quiet setting
We usually have their fantastic chicken pot pie, but decided to stray into other areas of the menu. We had their Cobb salad and pork sliders, and both were wonderful.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Liberty the yummy
So delicious. so lovely. One of my personal favorites.
My last visit, brought my Huevos Ranchero loving
friends. They loved their Huevos Ranchero from
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Liberty Cafe
We've enjoyed the Liberty Cafe for the last 16 years! Although we no longer live in Bernal, it was great to be back and enjoy the food, wine and service
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food used to be better
I've been going to the Liberty Cafe for many years, and I remember that the food was once better. The wine list is long and varied; I ordered a glass of Argentinian Malbec that was wonderful. I had the salmon special with roasted potatoes and asparagus; my friends had the filet mignon with mashed potatoes and kale, and their legendary chicken pot pie. The food was good, perhaps very good, though the filet looked very thin and appeared to be a bit overdone. Overall, I was disappointed in the dinners, which seemed to have come down a level from years ago. The chocolate mousse cake, however, was to die for.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ultimate Bernal Heights Food Hang
Great ambiance, the place can be rather noisy and service slow when busy, but friendly staff, very good food, reasonably priced. You get a great feel for the neighborhood window watching, too. Thumbs up, but make sure you're not there at peak hours.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Liberty and Freedom for all
On this 4th of July weekend, once again Liberty Cafe has delivered a good meal with good service...Always a good experience and glad to have them in the neighborhood.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
yummy pot pie! in fact everything was good. well, prepared. serve was very friendly and there when you needed them
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
good to very good, but not great
I recommend the funghi (portabella) fries (served with a dipping sauce that could have had more kick), the scallops with clams, chorizo (again too mild), fresh corn (called seasonal vegetables), and a tasty cream sauce. The ahi small plate was a hit, but the roasted chicken main dish was not. The wild boar was reportedly very good as well. No time for dessert, but the banana cream pie looked interesting.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Living in the neighborhood, we celebrated when the Liberty Cafe opened. I always liked the idea of a small tasteful menu with its staples of ceasar salad, chicken pot pie and banana cream pie. It's always a pleasure to dine there.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
A small place, warm and cozy. Busy but good for early dinner. Appears to have "regulars," with good reason. Fair pricing and good food; menu is interesting still not too exotic. Portions ample without being overwhelming. The tables are small, space is tight, and that seems to add to the neighborly feeling. Wait staff friendly, and efficient while a little rushed getting into the dinner hours.
I would return.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service
i love sitting outside. i love the outdoor movie (although the movie board ont he sidewalk hasn't matched the movie any of the times i have been there!). the food was very good and there are things on the menu i am coming back to specifically try (the pot pis looks amazing). the service was really friendly. a bit too much kid action for me on the patio, but i also appreciate the family friendly vibe. so it could go either way. overall very satisfied and will for sure go back!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in the neighborhood
I live in the neighborhood and love the face that there is such a comfortable, cozy restaurant with such great food so close by. It's my "go-to" place.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
While we came here for a full meal, the appetizers we got (arugula salad and pumpkin ravioli) were just okay. However, the chicken pot pie I got as an entree, and the banana cream pie we shared as our dessert were very, very tasty. Would definitely come here again just for either of those!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with our kid
We're always hesitant to eat out with our 2.5 year old daughter and we usually feel like we're imposing when we do. But our server, as well as another server not working our table, helped entertain out daughter with kids books and a bunch of smiles. We definitely go back just for that reason. We actually thought to ask if they babysat too.
Oh, and the food was very good too. We shared a very nice arugula salad and my wife had fish tacos and I had an ahi appetizer. Maybe a little too much of their sauce on the ahi. But it was good.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my parents here after they had flown in from the uk. Perfect place to catch up with them over good food and wine. Highly recommend the fish tacos and pumpkin ravioli!!
I'll definitely be coming back!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delightful Neighborhood Dining
We live just south of SF and are always looking for great restaurants close to home. We have wanted to try Liberty Cafe many times and finally had the dinner opportunity. Two of us shared 3 small plates and found that there was plenty of food. The fish tacos and arugula salad were wonderfully seasoned and so fresh. We had an ahi appetizer which was too light on the ahi and too heavy on the creamy dressing. The flavors were excellent, just covered in more cream than we would have preferred.
Each member of the 4 person serving staff were a team and they all waited on us and were quite attentive and very friendly.
We will definitely return and highly recommend Liberty Cafe!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good place for good food
We've been coming to the Liberty Cafe since they opened 20 years ago and have not disappointed us in all those years. We are local repeat customers.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual neighborhood cafe
Met friends and all have different dietary preferences. We all found what we needed and enjoyed the dinner
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM