Mission Beach Cafe

4.7
773 reviews
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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.
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SK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was awesome
This is my parents first time trying brunch in America. They really enjoyed it and the truffle fries were so so great.
Willing to come visit again

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HH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The french toast was amazing! My friends who ordered the benedict and avocado toast enjoyed their meals as well. Highly recommended.

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i
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are very accommodating, great service, and the most amazing eggs Benedict

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M
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & ambiance are excellent...would not hesitate to return.

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P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great casual and cozy ambient, at reasonable price in the heart of SF

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LH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food is too complicated and the three menu items we had really didn’t work. Too many ingredients that end up in a mishmash. Had to send cold french fries back.

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S
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

First off, I just love when someone meets you at the door points to a table and doesn't even as if you have a reservation or not. It was Christmas Eve and you would think they would be a little more friendly. We were a part of 4 and we basically had to pick our table.

Waited for a very long time for the server to arrive. When he finally did, I asked about something on the menu and he started telling me that he is a server at another place near by and how there item I asked about was better. Gee, great up selling.

When we finally ordered, then we waited and waited and waited for our dinner to arrive. Still the tall guy with a beard and beanie who we first met as we came in, never left behind the counter to check on tables. He just kept going in and out of the kitchen. And our poor server to his credit had all the table and no help. I could go on, but why, you get the point.

For me, I will not gi back there again. Maybe they had an off night, but all the years I have worked in food establishments, you should always be prepared for the holiday diners!....

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Menu was eclectic with choices for nearly everyone. I ordered a beet and mango salad that was very good, even though some of the mango slices were a bit tough. Main course was a beef pot pie that came with another salad. I wish I had known that so I wouldn’t have ordered the first salad. I had ordered a chicken pot pie but was served the beef. Because it was Christmas Eve I just let it go. Staff was rushed and bare bones. It’s a great neighborhood eatery with fresh, tasty food. Not sure I would make a special trip to eat there though.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Muy buen sitio para desayuno/brunch. Carta extensa y buena comida a precios razonables.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Not sure what has happened, but Mission Beach Cafe use to be a fantastic restaurant. They use to have the best burger in town! Sadly, not anymore. The food was mediocre at best and they really need to invest some money into repairs and maintenance of their restaurant. The tables/chairs look worn out and the bathroom could use a coat of paint. Unfortunately, the whole experience was sad. I understand they have a really great brunch, but I wouldn’t coke back for dinner again.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friendly and personable service. Food was delicious and wine selections were inviting.

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J
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French Toast in the world! And the Giant Mimosas are wonderful! Can’t wait to go back.

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was empty (only one other table the entire night), probably because it was the weekend after Thanksgiving. The truffle fries and lamb were delicious but the Brussels sprouts were not that great - sauce was meh. Loved the service! Would love to go back for brunch as I’ve heard great things!

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, as is the service. However, the two times I’ve tried to make a reservation here for dinner, Open Tabke gave me two choices (5:30 and 9:30] on a Saturday night even with three or four days’ notice. The place was empty last Saturday night and that should not be as the food is excellent.

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OT
San Francisco
263 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner with friends and MBC never disappoints. Ravioli, scallops, rabbit pie and seafood stew were all wonderful. Service was pleasant and attentive. Pies were delicious as always.

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food, service etc. was fine, no real complaints although it was nothing special. I was really disappointed that the menu on the website isn't the same as the menu they're serving at the moment - I had chosen to visit here for one specific (vegan) item on the menu that wasn't on the menu anymore (and I asked they couldn't do it) and there was actually only one single vegan option on the menu which was a healthy veg filled option, when I was really looking for a treat... like the non vegan options (or the vegan options on the old menu)...

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All the breakfast dishes we got were great - best egg benedict ever (with crab and artichokes)

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CM
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I have been going to Mission Beach for quite a while, mostly for lunch. It can be VERY busy at lunchtime and it is utterly crazy at the weekends for brunch.

We went for dinner on a Tuesday night, the place was quiet and the food good. It is so, so difficult to find a quite place for dinner.

Wine list was good, menu was good too. We shall return on Tuesday nights. Please don't come on a Tuesday night because you will spoil it for us!

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BA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great rabbit pot pie. Savy bits of rabbit with a super yummy flaky crust.

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Fabulous waitress.. loved being there..

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch in the heart of the Mission. They have a half Benedict option where you can pick one type of Benedict and then get two additional sides like avo toast, potato salad, roasted potatoes, side salad, biscuits, etc etc. perfect for a hungry gal who can’t decide on just one dish! The location is also perfect to spend the morning/afternoon around the Mission and Dolores Park afterwards. Highly recommend! Also very friendly, kind, attentive staff

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AE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time here, and MBC did not disappoint! Attentive and friendly service, good espresso and coffee, delicious meal. My husband loves their bacon, which is why we came here for our anniversary brunch. We’ll be back!

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D
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to MBC before, but not for quite a while, and when we got halfway through this meal, we were asking ourselves, "Why don't we come here more often?"

Our food was excellent — we started with the delicious roasted Brussel sprouts. My partner had the king salmon, which I tried and was very tasty. I don't often order red meat, but I had the petit filet, and I have to say, it was one of the best I have ever eaten. Practically melted in my mouth, perfectly cooked, with a delicious mushroom sauce. I had a very nice wine, fairly priced as was the entirety of the meal. When our server came back and asked if I'd like another glass of wine, I asked if there was any chance I could get just half a glass, and she kindly indulged me. I love it when a restaurant will do that, as another full glass is often a bit more than I want (or need!)

Our server was an absolutely delightful and personable young woman who made the meal even better, putting us in a good mood from the moment we walked in the door. We'll be back!

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DW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to kickback and have a relaxed meal. Service staff very friendly and gets it right. Awesome neighborhood gem.

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Consistently good, elegant and unpretentious.

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H
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Decent food and drinks but service was the worst I have seen in a long time, at any place whatsoever. Everything took forever and the waiter was either just lying to us on multiple occasions, or was really clumsy. Who knows...

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T
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was welcoming, good range of choices for lunch, delicious eggs benedict. The music was a little loud and the server turned it down at our request. It was a Tuesday and we didn't feel rushed. I wouldn't go during peak weekend brunch hours as there's often a wait.

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KH
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed breakfast at Mission Beach Cafe. The food was incredible - we had the beach burger, the brioche French toast, and the eggs/bacon. We loved every bite. The service was fine, but could have been a bit more attentive. I think our server may have just been a little too busy, but it wasn’t a big deal, as we always had what we needed.

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GC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A reliable, nice neighborhood place to get a very good meal.

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J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to eat here!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Really run down

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Y
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, delicious food, very reasonable prices. Always love coming here for dinner since they're always so crowded for brunch!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite! We had several plates and every one of them was tastebuds delight.

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KB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a terrific time. It wasn't crowded like it is for brunch so we had a nice leisurely and delicious dinner.

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t
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The booths are really worn out and tattered and there are fruit flies constantly buzzing around you. That was probably the part that bothered me the most. The pancakes are exceptional with a cinnamon syrup. The veggie burger was not great, so I would not recommend that. It was dry and not really flavorful. However, I loved how they have almond milk lattes. The waitstaff are incredibly friendly and provide amazing service.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The food and service are wonderful. But the seats are trashed and need to be replaced. I was shocked last time I was there. Prices are too high to be sitting on chairs/booths are are completely ripped and coming apart. It’s really bad.

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J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome and delicious!

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KB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great, tasty food; if one goes early you will have a table

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and yummy

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good, but service was horrible.

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