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Cafe de la Presse

4.3
1544 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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 1544 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Nothing special and pricey for a simple bistro dinner.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Brunch was ok, food was not spectacular we ate French toast and an egg dish. Our waitress was nice, and took our order fast but we felt like we were being held hostage because we sat for over 20 minutes after our plates were cleared with out getting our check. We kept trying to flag someone down for the check, when we finally got the check, it took a while for her to process it. I have never experienced anything like it. For this reason, I would not return to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Consistently high quality french bistro cuisine

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Poor service, so-so food.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Buen servicio con un muy buen sazón y tamaño de platos adecuado. Buena carta de vino

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As French a breakfast experience as you can get in San Francisco. We had cafe au lait, an almond croissant, and eggs benedict ... all pretty good. Service was friendly, but a bit chaotic (on a busy Wednesday morning). It took interactions with three or four people to be seated. Anyway, thumbs up!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The staff was rude and inattentive so after 20 minutes we left.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

we've been coming here for years, as a family (with french relatives). always a pleasant experience.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The cheese plate was a great starter and our server was very friendly and helpful but when my salad arrived and I took a bite, they had left a large grape stem in it and this was quite unappealing. They were very nice and comped my salad but the food was only average and I am not sure I would return with all of the other great food in the city.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

excellent. authentic French atmosphere. good for small family parties, business or friends lunch or dinner. Consistently good food.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We got together with friends. The waitress was attentive but not hovering and we weren't rushed. The food came quickly. Overall it is a great friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Friends from out of town

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful weekend brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Stellar service, delectable food and the Salade Bressane was divine, robust in flavour and taste. It was so refreshing having a lunch that was healthy and lean compared to some of the naughty meals I had during my stay in San Francisco.
If you are vising or have never been, I would strongly recommend going. Add this bistro to your "must dine" list.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great visit for breakfast. Was seated promptly in a nice corner table for a business breakfast. Staff is very warm and service was prompt and on the mark. Have also been for brunch a few months back with a large group, again which they handled very nicely.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Overall it was ok. Didn’t care too much about the location of the table.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The steak I order was just satisfactory and the waiter kept missing up our order when placing them on the table....he seemed very distracted.
I’ve eaten here before and the food was good this time not so good.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Completely beyond expectations. Delicious food, friendly service, and prices are reasonable. Nice atmosphere too.
Also kid friendly. I’ll definitely be back, with and without the kids.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Very nice dinner; halibut prepared superbly and very appealing mild citrus sauce.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Very friendly service. Had a reservation and did not have to wait for our table once we arrived. The tuna nicoise salad was delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We ate lunch here. The menu is fairly traditional French and there’s a bit of everything. Salads, soups, entrees, sandwiches. We had a window table downstairs which was very nice and quieter than upstairs. The food we ordered was fine, nothing outstanding. The onion soup, Niçoise salad and duck salad were all good, not great. The gem salad was only so-so. It’s the atmosphere that is fun and the restaurant decor is stylish cafe.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food was good but service was lacking

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

A throwback to another era. Perfect in every way! Nothing modern here. Just terrific food, well served in an old word atmosphere in the heart of The City.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Love the food at this place but they always make you wait even if you have a reservation. It takes a really long time to get to your table even when it’s not crowded.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

So great for Friday lunch! Food surprisingly good, and even a good value. Had seared tuna salad.tuna perfectly cooked, whole avocado, and delish sauce on hard boiled egg. Such a big portion I took half home.my only gripe is website menu prices 20 percent less than actual. Atmosphere lovely and timeless.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

When we were there it was fairly quiet, so a great place to relax with great food.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Found this place a few years ago and had such a great breakfast, my kids wanted to go right back the next day. We were in town, so we tried it again and we’re not disappointed. Great breakfast. French toast is the best anywhere. Crisp and yet moist and not heavy. Topped with a blueberry compote - yum. My wife got the excellent croissant egg sandwich.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Ordinarily it’s a good place. On Valentine’s Day they had a mediocre menu with outrageous prices!! Avoid on ‘special’ menu days

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server was charming and nice but completely overworked. She could not keep up with the peak demand, especially with a very demanding couple next to us, but she kept her smile and spirit. Other than that, food was mediocre and mostly lukewarm. We would not go back.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Top notch !

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Very expensive for quality you get

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

It's just like being a Paris, and I have been to Paris a dozen times.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We are regulars at Cafe de la Presse and the food service and experience is consistently good.
Great lattes and croissants along with a very French menu!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I always enjoyed dining here when I can. Even if I dine alone, it is the best! The server was very kind and helpful and simply the best. Merci for making my dinner with a friend so special. Let do it again soon.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

La comida en general bien, pero quiero compartir que los caracoles no estaban frescos y esto lo pudimos platicar con otra mesa que también se dio cuenta de ello, lo cual consideramos resta atractivo al platillo.
La hamburguesa que ofrecen es deliciosa pero sería mejor con otro queso y no cheddar, ya que al ser un lugar "francés", podrían dar otro queso más rico.
El servicio dejo algo que desear, era complicado poder localizar al mesero y eso nos hacía sentir frustrados si queríamos pedir algo más.
Debo decir que tiene una ubicación frente al Chinatown.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Their website was inaccurate but the food was very good. The staff was friendly and helpful

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Making fun of our last name was a horrible start. I almost asked the host if he was in 3rd grade. I will not be back.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Walked into a well-lighted and spacious dining room with huge bright chandeliers. Had dinner here during SF Restaurant Week...Three courses for $49. Started the meal with the crispy Dungeness crab cake...tasty with a light crunch and delicious. I chose the Alaskan halibut as my entrée and my husband had the grilled lamb chops and sirloin. Both entrees were moist, well flavored and prepared just right. We both had the opera chocolate coffee cakes as our dessert...yummy and delectable. Along with the three courses comes the complimentary French bread. This was a very good meal and we were content and stuffed. Waitress, Kani, was very accommodating and attentive. Service was efficient which led us to a very satisfying evening. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

I brought guests from out of town.. we all loved it.. salads beautifully presented

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The food is very good. Mussels were great, as was a seared ahi salad. Drinks are also good. The lower dining area is quiet and very nice. The wait staff was very attentive.

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