Cafe Bastille

4.5
1131 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bonjour!
Join us on Bastille Day, Wednesday July 14th for a celebration with music, drinks and French and Spanish food!
As of 2020 we have merged our two restaurants Café Bastille and B44 and are serving both menus off of our 44 Belden Lane location.
We are now open for indoor and outdoor dining at full capacity.
Our outdoor patio is covered and heated but if you choose to dine outdoors make sure to bring warm clothes since SF weather can be unpredictable.
We can accommodate large groups for any type of event, call us to inquire.
Reservations are made via Open Table or over the phone and walk-ins are also welcome.
When you make a reservation you will be given the choice to reserve a table outdoors or standard which means indoors.
We will continue to offer takeout and delivery via DoorDash, UberEats or Grubhub or by calling us directly.
For the latest news and updates continue to check our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We wish you a healthy and joyful year and hope to see you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1131 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Normani
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menuS (...choose from both the Cafe Bastille or “44” (Catalan) menus. Jean was an exceptional waiter. Outside dining for lunch was a real pleasure. The brussel sprouts and mussels were big hits...as was the dessert: crema catalana.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a dear friend out for her birthday on Bastille Day. The restaurant was able to accommodate us a before our actual reservation. The host and waitress were so nice. Food was delicious. She even got a bday sparkler w/ her dessert. And My date was even able to sing La Vie en Rose. The crowd also joined in. Overall a beautiful evening at Cafe Bastille.

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martine
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Am French and would not recommend this restaurant if you want a decent food!

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vipHappyinSF
San Francisco
100 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Bastille Day celebration. Music, decorations, delicious traditional French food. Superb service. The rabbit, duck confit, coq au vin and steak were fabulous.

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Efren
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating Bastille Day with a late lunch at a very fun cafe..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Delicious food,efficient service. Belden lane itself looked a little sad; but understandable just emerging from a pandemic.

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Wytoca
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good especially the French onion soup. My husband really enjoyed the rabbit. Service was excellent. Not many patrons but probably because we are all still recovering from COVID. We would definitely eat here again

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JeanetteC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been going to Cafe Bastille throughout the past decades. But this was the first time after pandemic and I had invited a colleague from the Midwest. We had EXCELLENT food, very very good service and no one rushed us even though it was lunch hour (the end of lunch hour). I had the Cafe Bastille salad -- and would order it again today and the next day and the next after that. My guest also loved his food. Viva la France en San Francisco!

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ShainaM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love cafe Bastille, I’ve been going there for years and I’m happy to see they were able to join forces with B44.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid place every time. Glad they survived COVID!

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AlfredL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

It was great to visit our old favorite in SF again. Food was decent. During Covid-19, they shared their outside space with another restaurant called B44 nearby.

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vipGastrogirl
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cpnsostenyly great

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vipSherylCPA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Everything from the bread and salad to the dinner and dessert was perfectly prepared and delicious! 10/10!

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ChloeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasant experience to eat delicious food in company of good friends.

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MarioP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Charming alley restaurant, full of young people embracing post covid life. Food was great, generous portions, great value.

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pierref
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, great atmosphere, delicious food, good value. As French as it gets.

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Marque
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When I made the reservation through Open Table there was a drop down menu to indicate if this was a special occasion. It was - my husbands 84th birthday. The food and service at Cafe Bastille was good but at no time did the hostess, Sabrina, or the wait staff mention or congratulate my husband on this event. What is the point of asking if no acknowledgement is going to be made? -Donna Rand

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vipHappyinSF
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Both the rabbit dish and salmon were delicious. Our servers were professional and very efficient. Great to be inside this restaurant once again!

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BretF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Same excellent food as always. New location shared with B44 is not as nice, but it was comfortable enough.

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vipSFDI
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was very disappointing. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

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AnthonyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Liked the back alley of the beaten path feel ...The food was average thou at best. Clean and a Fun experience but not 5 star or even 4 star food.

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CindiS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Poor excuse for French Food. No flavor no seasoning very bland.

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JohnC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food... my favorite go to place for outdoor dining! They do now also offer indoor dining!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a lil girl’s night out and it was perfect!

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JohnC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, safe distance outdoor dining and Sabina is wonderful ! This is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco!

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kevind
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff and service. The food was delicious and the only drawback was that it was surprisingly noisy dining outside. But the patio tent was comfortable and you can't beat the location. If there is one thing that Covid has improved, it would be street parking in downtown S.F.

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vipjasonP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. Tables were a little close for social distancing. They have an enclosed tent which is front of their sister restaurant which is at the restaurant down the alley at B44. You can order from both restaurants menu's. They could use a few more heaters to warm the patio.

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vipNormaW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner in the semi-enclosed outdoor patio is comfortable and pleasant. Usually not windy there in Belden Alley. You can order from both the Cafe Bastille menu and the B44 Catalan Bistro menu from next door. For tapas, the baby octopus with roasted fennel was delicious. Service is friendly.

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normando
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was the second day they were open. Two restaurants combined. They are really trying. Go and support them. The food is good. The service was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent..

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vipJunebugzgirl
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I used to really love their food, but was there for lunch yesterday and wow - it has really gone downhill. The onion soup was ok, not stellar. I had a Croque Monsieur that had no flavor - like zero. It was my friend's birthday so we shared a slice of their in-house made flourless chocolate torte - which also apparently was sugarless as it was not sweet at all and tasted old. It crumbled when pierced with a fork and tasted like paste. The service was friendly and sweet, but it just couldn't make up for mediocre food.

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SanjivD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have always had a good meal at Cafe Bastille. The menu is very good and has been a stable staple for me for some time. Eating outdoors was always one of the attractions there even befoe Covid, so I am glad to revisit.

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vipLRinMarin
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice time at Cafe Bastille. It was so enjoyable to go out to dinner again! The waitstaff were very friendly and efficient and followed safe practices. The food was delicious! I usually bring half of my entree home but it was so good I ate it all.

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MattM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was good, but the tables were entirely too close together. We were so close to the groups next to us we could touch them. Made us feel not very comfortable. Won't be coming back under it is safe to be that close to others.

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Mollys
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Since the outdoor space is shared, yoy can choose from a Spanish tapas menu or a French one. We had food from both and it was delicious

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vipWarrenB
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great outdoor dining spot on a warm fall evening. Service was outstanding and restaurant offered classic French cuisine.

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vipDenise
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a delightful lunch at Cafe Bastille yesterday. They had a very extensive menu and I ordered the paella which was delicious and enough for two people. The service was top notch also. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service at this place is next level. The gentleman bussing tables was so extraordinary I gave him $20 just because it was amazing to see how fast and professional he was. Will be back to this place. Keep up the good work!

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Gerry
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared dishes. Good value. What more can I say?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Bastille using the Order Online button. Cafe Bastille also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cafe Bastille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 986-5673.

Cafe Bastille is rated 4.5 stars by 1131 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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