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Cafe de la Presse

4.1
1503 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Great for Lunch (33)
  • Neighborhood Gem (30)
  • Casual (28)
For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Continental
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:30am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 398-2680
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mr. Patrick Albert
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Catering
Depending on the number of people and the type of party, we can tailor a special menu and provide some advice.
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Cross street
Bush St.
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Parking details
There is a public lot nearby on Bush St. There is also valet parking through the Hotel Triton.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1503 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nicole (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined 3 days ago

When we arrived the restaurant there was no could be bothered to acknowledge us. If the had been busy this would have been understandable but the they were half empty and the bartender had only one customer. After trying for a while to get someone’s attention to seat us we gave up and left.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

very pleasant evening; good service; nice fix prix meal and food was quite nice

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vipLocalFoodie (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I wanted to like the Cafe de la Presse, especially after the Grand Cafe closed.

While the ambiance was nice, the food was a real disappointment.

My wife started with one of her favorite things to order in a French restaurant, escargots, which I like to think of as an excuse to eat garlic butter. But the escargots had had neither butter flavor nor garlic flavor. I started with the frisee salad served with a nicely poached egg and totally flavorless dressing.

Our main courses (labeled "Entrees" on the menu which should have been a warning) were the steak aux frites and the confit de canard. My wife was served a chewy, poorly cooked steak with very ordinary "french fries". The duck leg was actually quite good, but it was served with a side of potatoes covered with a totally flavorless mixture of onions and mushrooms.

To close, we tried the tarte tatin. The apples were properly poached in a caramel sauce but simply placed on what appeared to be a piece of palmier (the feuilletee cookie) rather than baked "upside-down" with the pastry on top.

The only highlight of the dinner was the waitress who really tried to make things good and ended up taking the escargots off the check.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We usually eat at La Presse whenever we visit San Francisco. It is really near Union Square, but a bit off the beaten track. Friendly, cafe ambiance and good wholesome food, not over the top, but always interesting

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

I meet a friend here for lunch once a month and the food and service are always wonderful !!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

This is a cafe run like a Frensch cafe by a Fresnchman who delivers the authentic experience. The waitservice is professional (not surly college students), the food is the real thing: bistro fare.

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SilvChin (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Waitstaff/bussers poor service this visit
Maitre d' preoccupied and flippant
We have been regular patrons x yrs

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

We were in San Francisco for my wife's birthday and did brunch at Cafe de la Presse. The food was delicious and the ambiance was beautiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Open table took my reservation and I commuted by BART into SF for the day. The restaurant was closed for painting.

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vipedddiew (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Unfortunately we were a bit late for the reservation, but be accommodated us. The food was quite good and the service was outstanding

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