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Mission Beach Cafe

728 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Comfort Food (5)
  • Neighborhood Gem (5)
  • Sunday Lunch (4)
Mission Beach Cafe is a true San Francisco neighborhood cafe. Offering house made morning pastries and desserts; Northern Californian Seasonal Cuisine at Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner; and wine & beer from our California-only beverage list, Mission Beach is open throughout the day and evening to serve you. Come relax in our beautifully appointed, modernist environment designed to revive and replenish whether it be for morning pastry and Flying Goat Coffee; our famous Brunch; or a multi-course, candlelit dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Contemporary American, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
PASTRY, DESSERT, & BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00pm; Saturday 9:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday 9:00am - 3:30pm LUNCH/BRUNCH:
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 2:30pm BRUNCH: Saturday 9:00am - 2:30pm; Sunday 9:00am - 3:30pm DINNER: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - close SUNDAY DINNER: Closed
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Phone number
(415) 861-0198
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
MBC is available for buyouts at Dinner only.
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Private party contact
Bill Clarke: (415) 701-1950
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Cross street
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Public transit
Muni: Church & Market
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Special events & promotions
MBC specializes in large parties for special occasions for groups ranging from
8 - 24 depending on the date and day of the week. We prefer start times of 6:00 - 6:30 or 8:30 - 9:00, but will do our best to accommodate other time slots. For large parties we recommend a Prix Fixe with a special menu created from our regular menu or guest preferences.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 728 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I’ve gone there many times for brunch and have always enjoyed the food and service. I wanted to try dinner, and unfortunately was extremely disappointed. The food was mediocre, and something you would expect from a low end restaurant. Meat was over cooked, the vegetables was soggy. The soup came luke warm and tasted like baby food. The service was horrible SLOW!!! It seemed like the kitchen was disorganized and we waited way too long between courses, not to mention the fact that they brought the wrong dishes to our table.

Highly disappointed. I’ll stick to the brunch and won’t be going back for dinner anytime soon.

vipJDuane (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was another San Francisco disappointment. I had no problem with the Valentines's Day menu or price. The appetizer salad was good. The scallops on the second course were very small. I order the prime rib which was mostly fat and gristle. The cheesecake was very good. Unfortunately, they were understaffed. The waiter did not come by again after the appetizer was served except to give us the check. We had finished the bottle of champagne that we ordered before our dessert was served. We asked the person helping out the waiter if there was a dessert wine and he told us to ask our server. Then we sat there for about 15 minutes with empty plates and water just waiting for the check. The host had to tell our waiter to clear our table since there were people waiting. I live very close and we try new restaurants (other than the ones we frequent) and keep getting disappointed. I do not mind paying $300 for dinner if the food and service are good. They weren't.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Love it! Food was delicious! Crab Benedict 👌 bacon😋😋😋 service was great. The spaghetti surprisingly good!!

Cent (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 12, 2018


I'm not a guy who leaves bad reviews. But something seriously weird was going on in the kitchen that day. I went with a friend, they ordered dropped eggs I ordered the hash. The hash was more of a stew - it was incredibly over-salty and had some extremely off flavors in it. The dropped eggs was more of a tomato sauce soup. Nothing appeared as advertised. The lattes were incredibly over frothed - more like bad cappuccinos.

On the bright side, the server was very friendly. When he asked I mentioned that the hash wasn't what I expected, so he very kindly removed it from the bill. Regardless, I wouldn't go back for the food.

vipNatalie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Great breakfast spot and menu is amazing. You absolutely must get a benedict. The “huge” mimosas are literally the best and really are huge. I think they use 1 bottle of champagne for 2 mimosas!

kdmom (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Just stumbled upon the place . . . very pleasantly surprised! The small plates were generous and delicious. Wonderful baked goods (baked on the premises) - and quiet enough to talk! Such a pleasure!!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was good. Eggs cooked to perfection. The "huge" mimosa was fantastic (I chose grapefruit and pomegranate). French toast was nice. Overall a nice brunch date- I wouldn't go out of my way for it again and the wait/line can be crazy so I wouldn't wait.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Amaze balls food

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Loved it . Waiters were excellent and friendly.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Venture beyond their famous burger (yep, it's that good) and into other
items on the menu and you'll be glad you did.
Just had their short rib pot pie, likely the closest to heaven I'll ever get!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food - truly terrible service; I don't mind slow at all, but this was slow and completely negligent. I actually observed another couple storm out because it had been so long since anyone had checked-in with them. The waiter apologized a lot (perhaps something was happening behind the scenes), but made no change in his service. I assumed we might get a free dessert or small comp on the check for what was clearly a situation that needed to be addressed. But no - just the waiter saying, "Oh you want to get out of here probably," when we waved him down for the check 30 minutes after asking about dessert (which we planned to order and he never came back to follow-up on). Yikes.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food. Very exceptionally bad service.

vipezra (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

The place started to look tired, tables need to be refinished. Not very organized. Two of the dishes had identical sides, flavors could be made more distinct.

rwasirius (Berlin)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

It has been years since I have been here. It has changed moderately but still very good, there were interesting and tasty things on the menu. I selected well, my husband was a bit disappointed in his choice, he discovered he did not like Jack Fruit as much as he thought. but it tasted good. I had a really interesting beer, Saison Dolores, much fruitier than any beer I ever had, not that big a beer drinker though. the service was really good, he seemed to be alone for quite a number of tables and managed well. I have moved this back to be remembered an go to place.

OpenTable Diner (Montana)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

Fantastic breakfast/brunch. Coffee was incredible and paired well with he maple glazed bacon. A must when in San Francisco

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

It was terrible. I've eaten here for years but this time was the final time. Not only was the restaurant empty but there was one server named Rodney who didn't clean tables, kinda loosely asked if we needed anything, and then proceed to take his break and eat at the table across from us.

vipNickname1 (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

I used to love this spot, but it's becoming pretty run down and unfortunately that's reflected in both the food and the furniture. The wait staff was not very attentive or friendly, for some reason they are not willing to re-cover their chairs (they are completely torn up), and the food was mediocre: the lobster ravioli was under cooked and came out cold and the mushroom salad was totally uninspired, but I have no complaints about the flat bread. It feels like Mission Beach has gone through a bad breakup and lost the benefit of a woman's touch.

vipWhoMe (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 8, 2017

The seating is in terrible shape and really needs to be reupholstered, especially at this price point.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

We visited on Saturday for a quiet dinner on our first date. We chose a quiet table in the back corner so we could talk, ordered the lobster ravioli and the halibut and shared both dinners. Excellent. The staff was very cordial and the service was great. Highly recommend.

vipMfer (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

The flatbread and rabbit pot pies are musts. Nice choice of wines my the glass carafe and bottle. Love coming here