Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Take the #1 California MUNI bus and get off at Sacramento and Larkin, walk one block down Larkin to California Street.
Wonderful place for breakfast. The scrambled eggs were cooked perfectly. Custard Challah French toast is amazing. The Acme Bread egg sandwich was probably the best I ever had. Can’t wait to go again the next time I’m in San Fran.
Such warm service and delicious food... we ran late and they accomodated our late arrival. Owner/host? was simply delightful. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Great brunch menu and service. Very casual indoor and outdoor seating and food is delicious
Great food, great service, great experience!
This place has really gone downhill. Bad service; bland, tasteless food and kind of pricey; loud inside; door wide open on a cold day and they wouldn't close it so I had to wear my jacket inside. We waited 45 min to get our food after we sat down. Overall, extremely disappointing. Needless to say, I won't be back.
Olea came up as a good brunch place a reasonable walk from our Union Square hotel and we were not disappointed. I had Huevoz Rancheros, delicious red sauce, eggs done perfectly and black to round it out. We had s large pot of FrenyPress to accompany it and it fortified us for a long day of walking. I was happy, my stomach was happy and my legs made it through 9 more miles of walking the city.
Good menu and creative Latin/California dishes. When the sun is shinning the outdoor seating is fun and relaxed.
We enjoyed our experience at Olea tremendously. The owner was lovely and accommodating. The food was DELISH. We will be coming back.
Wonderful, as always! The chilaquiles and the cazuela continue to be delicious brunch favorites, and the owner and staff are always delightful!
Always outstanding service and delicious ingredients. Continues to update the menu with great new additions.
Brunch at Olea was delicious! I loved the chilaquiles (so flavorful). Coffee was strong but tasty. Small place so best to make a reservation.
Food, coffee and service all very good.
Quaint neighborhood spot, great food. We will definitely be back. My only complaint would be that I would love to have an option for plain ol' regular coffee for a Sunday brunch instead of the Blue Bottle French Press for $7. Other than that, I can't believe it took us so long to try this cozy place! Service was good, Philip the owner is charming, and we really enjoyed everything.
Olea is a delightful spot , serving delicious food with a varied menu and thoughtful service. I look forward to trying everything on the menu, prices are extremely fair and portions are perfect, what can I say , I love it there. Go, treat yourself.
Always delicious at Olea!
Delicious French Toast in a small restaurant! The challah french toast was yummy with strawberries and a touch of cinnamon. It is a great choice for brunch! My boyfriend had the french press coffee and he said it was good too!
We enjoyed brunch at Olea on a Sunday morning. My spouse ordered the challah French toast — seriously scrumptious. Though the toast comes with maple syrup, we found it lovely with the strawberries alone. I ordered the Black Forest ham omelet, which honestly was one of the best omelets I’ve ever eaten. The staff were friendly and attentive. We plan on returning to sample the rest of the menu.
The Cazuela is amazing. Always. Love brunching at Olea. The staff is wonderful and friendly.
It was good and efficient - the food and service both. The French toast was great and the French press excellent. The omelette was fine...a little light on flavor and rather thin. But I would totally go back and keep ordering different things! It was a very serviceable brunch place.
Absolute fantastic experience end to end! Greeted outside by the hostess, service was impeccable and the food was amazing! It set the bar for my visit to San Francisco.
Wonderful service and food, as always! The chilaquiles and the cazuela are brunch favorites, as are the tartines.
It was a nice experience and the food was good! The owner Phillip was fun to talk with about SF and all! Thank you!!!
Brunch! It was very nice. It is a Spanish place. We sat outside and that was great. People were very nice. Nothing fancy and a small menu. Coffee and bloody Mary’s were good
Excellent brunch and friendly staff
Fiend in town, sat outside. Excellent service as always (really the
service is incredible, they are on it and so nice). Food is fresh and delicious!
Great food and service!
The food was very good. The beef empanadas were super tasty with the side salad and eggs.
We had a delicious Mothers Day brunch! Delicious food & fun outdoor atmosphere.
To the wife and kids to Sunday Brunch for Mother's Day. It was an outstanding choice. Food was outstanding, service was excellent, and the business was appreciated. Would go again without a doubt. And recommend. Small children think twice. Kinda cramped for strollers ...
We were greeted by a gruff host who was not terribly hospitable. Then I found hair in my food, which was promptly picked out of the food by the kitchen and the same dish was returned to me. Typically under these circumstances, the kitchen goes to lengths to make a new dish for the guest - which I ultimately asked for. And when the new dish was delivered, the cheese in my omelette was not melted and it was just disappointing. I want to like this place, but I wasn't thrilled by my recent brunch there that I'm not sure I can recommend it.
Excellent food. Glad we made brunch reservation because it's very busy. Only complaint is the loud music which ramped up the entire noise level.
We experienced a fabulous brunch at Olea on Sunday. It was a birthday celebration for a co-worker. Food was excellent as was the service.
The french toast was undercooked- the bread was soggy/mushy throughout. WOuld not recommend as the food was not worth the price. Service was not great either.
Great service, great food, and appropriate portion sizes. You leave feeling satiated and happy, not too waddling out in search of the nearest bed. Food is fresh. French toast-- an indulgence for sure but one of the best basic, classic french toast dishes I've had.
I made a day-of 12:30pm reservation for myself and a date, and we were seated within 10 minutes of showing up. The food (we had the smoked salmon tartine and the huevos rancheros) was very good, and so were the mimosas (both the normal and grapefruit ones). Service could have been a little more pro-active, but there were certainly no problems. Will absolutely be going back!
A truly delicious challah custard toast; the “half size” is two slices, while the “full size” is three slices. But don’t let that deceive you; the slices are over an inch thick!! Unctuous and tender, hot and rich. Superb. The maple syrup was very important to the whole effect, while the apple pieces were basically unnecessary (and who though raw apple would work, anyway??? It should have been cooked in cinnamon till tender).
The ambience was more of a wall of noise. Everyone seemed to be having trouble being heard, and hence everyone was using their “incredible ear-piercing voice”. Ow.
Come for the food, bring earplugs and paper and pencil to communicate with your friends and the wait staff.
Get the French toast, it's amazing!
We had a reservation for Sunday at 10:15am to celebrate my best friend's engagement. We sat outside in the glorious sunshine and really enjoyed the grapefruit mimosas and cazuela dish. Food was great, French Press coffee was amazing, and the servers were very friendly. Would definitely recommend!
I was visiting San Francisco for the weekend and met my son for brunch. We were seated promptly after making a reservation on Open Table. The menu was interesting and after recommendations from our server, I tried the cazuela and my son had the chilaquiles. Both were delicious! The inside dining area is small but there are tables outside. The host and servers were all very nice and efficient. However, because the restaurant was so busy, it took over 1/2 hour to get our food which was fine since were not in a rush.
We had a timely seating for our reservation. The host/manager was a little on the curt side. Our server seemed a little passive/new/slow in taking our order, and to no surprise, our food took a long time to get to us. When we did get our food, it was wonderful. We just wish we had had some coffee left in our mugs at the time.