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Cafe de la Presse
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Amazing food and atmosphere!
Great food, amazing service
One of my favorite French restaurants!
I am happy to see them back!
The food was wonderful
Our server was friendly, helpful & efficient.
We will go back again.
Wonderful tables outside on a sunny day. You can’t get much better than that...accept to fantastic food and service.
One of the few places open and the food was awesome!
Salad was wonderful
Excellent French bistro with solid food choices including duck. I ate here twice this week, enjoyed both dinners, and found two good wine-by-the-glass choices.
I had the warm chicken salad which was mediocre and drowned in dressing. My friend’s mussels and fries looked good. We declined coffee but several minutes later they put a cappuccino on the table. I thought I had misheard and that my friend had ordered coffee, but we were chatting about something else and I didn’t ask her if she had ordered it. After a few minutes she asked if I had ordered it. Next a waiter came by and picked up the coffee and brought it to a guest sitting at a pavement table 😲. I hope he liked tepid coffee!
I loved the cozy atmosphere, excellent service, amazing quality of food. Worth every penny. Transported to France 🇫🇷 in an instant. Highly recommend !
The best and most authentic French restaurant in San Francisco. And for breakfast the croissants melt in your mouth.
They should have more appetizer options. And more lighting in the interior
Wonderful French bistro atmosphere, excellent food!
Only if they have lots of time to spare. The service was very slow. We waited a long time at the door to be greeted and shown to our table. The waiter gave us our check without asking whether we would like a coffee.
Fantastic versions of French classics: Moules frites and Duck confit
Poorly prepared food. Such a shame.
Slow, inattentive service. Waiter was nice, this place is clearly past its prime
Received very poor customer service from our server.
Unable to anticipate our needs.
Had to be reminded several times for drink refills.
Avoided our table and calls many times.
Gave special attention and treatment to older (white) patrons.
In general just made us feel like we weren’t welcome.
Caffe area more inviting but dining area felt dingy . Our salad was rather uninspiring — salad nicoise with canned tuna. Pricey for what it was. Location good — seemed more a tourist place without warmth or care.
Fabulous meal and service.
Very empty, maybe because the work on the street.
Never disappoints, always great service and food.
This used to be our “go to” spot for Sunday brunch. We loved the authentic French cafe setting and the service was always attentive yet unobtrusive. The food used to be very solid. Not amazing but satisfying eggs, Belgian waffle and lovely pastries. The last few visits have gone downhill. After last Sunday, I doubt we’ll ever go back. The warm food was cold. The pastries were stale, small and flat. They delivered our friend’s fruit plate 15 minutes after the rest of our meals and only after repeated requests. How long does it take them to chop 3 slices of pineapple and melon and lob a few berries onto a plate? The restaurant wasn’t half as full as usual but the wait staff couldn’t be bothered. When they did deliver our food, they just dropped it on the table in front of the first person and expected us to pass the plate to the rightful diner. So disappointing. Anyone else know of a new brunch place they’d recommend because we’re done with this one.
Great food! Lovely place and the breakfast was terrific!
Had the quiche Lorraine and side salad. Always s great luncheon choice.
Love this place!!!
We had great service from Dave!!!
Truly authentic French cafe cuisine - that is outstanding. Been coming to CdlP since it opened. Love!
Staff bit too confident and impersonal. Great venue. Food good.
A bit of a wait for the table I reserved but otherwise everything was good.
Always a lovely place to dine, morning, afternoon and evening.
Had a problem with my entree. I advised server that I did not want any cream sauce on my pasta and it came loaded with sauce. Entree on menu said penne and mushrooms with arugula pesto. It came as a heavy sauce - with a lot of cheese on top. I am vegan and expected to see pasta with a green pesto sauce. It was not as described on the menu!
Had a good time-we like the ambiance. Surprised to see few customers.
We had a very enjoyable meal. The food was good. The service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for talking at our table. We ate in the dining room. There is also a cafe which looks more casual.
One of my all time favorite places to dine. I always come here when I'm in San Francisco.
Very simple and limited options menu. The food was just okay, but nothing to write home about or recommend to a friend.
Had both dinner and breakfast here.
Dinner was nice, food good, but way too salty! Please reduce. Steak quality was superb and exactly medium rare as ordered. Duck confit also great.
Breakfast was great. Good menu. Great espresso and so good cappuccino.
Big plus:they accept well-behaving dogs! Thanks.
Out on the town for a New Year’s Eve we had a reservation at 8 pm and we were greeted and taken to a table toute suite!! We were a little taken back by the server who lead us to a very small table on the path from the kitchen and dropped our menus on the table and took off. We stood there looking around for another option and when she happened to breeze by we asked if we could move to another table close by. No problem, but still close to that path. As we settled in a matire d’ appeared and asked, “have you ordered yet?”We replied, “not yet!” and he said..., ..”let me see if we can find you a better spot.”Please note... we had not complained nor were we disgruntled. We were amazed by the thoughtful recognition by him that we were dressed up for the occasion and that he ‘got’ it. This kind gesture alone warrants 5 stars for sure as he took us off to the other side of the dining room to seat us at a cozy table for two in a much more festive and private setting. We had the same waitress who had seated us initially who was kind and doing her best... just appeared to have a little more than she could handle and possibly just inexperienced, but as the evening progressed and her load lightened she did a great job as did the other servers and buss people. Our food was excellent! For a special occasion night which often places kitchen staff in the “weeds” and sometimes causes food to suffer the consequences there were no signs of a disorganized kitchen. We had one a la carte item (escargot!)and the two course Prix fixed menu for $35 which was an amazing deal with each course served with perfection— piping hot and beautiful. Truly impressive. Although the kitchen closed down at 9 there was no rush at anytime to speed up our meal or for us to leave. With one other couple we closed the dining room down amidst best wishes for a Happy New Year. Thanks Cafe de la Presse for a memorable and enjoyable New Year’s Eve dinner.
We had a very pleasant breakfast at Cafe de la Presse. We plan to return for sure.
Seated quickly, nice ambience on Christmas day, and waitress was very friendly with saying hello and giving a menu.
Slightly lacking in attentiveness on taking our order, we had to wait a while to order drinks - we were the first in the restaurant for dinner.
No-one suggested we could hang our coats.
Two other people seated right next to us even though the rest of the restaurant was empty.
Food was nicely presented with delicious bread and wine. Quite expensive overall but it was SanFransisco!
Lobster bisque was incredibly delicious. Service started out with a bang and disappeared by the entree. desert was just ok. Entree tasty.
Great place for family gatherings. I brought my daughter here on Christmas Day and she enjoyed the food and warm ambiance.
Cafe de la Presse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 398-2680.
Cafe de la Presse is rated 4.2 stars by 1630 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.