Olea Restaurant

4.7
262 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Olea is a small neighborhood restaurant where we love brunch. We are only open Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 2pm for brunch only. Our menu is a combo of California and Latin flavors, from a delicious Pork Belly BLT, slow roasted pork belly with house made aioli, roma tomatoes and a red cabbage-jalapeño slaw, to Huevos Rancheros made from scratch with fresh poblano & red bell peppers and spicy tomato sauce to our famous Challah Custard Toast, we are the only restaurant that makes this dish, don't be fooled by another "french toast" made out of Challah bread, we are famous for this dish and are the only restaurant that makes it so FANTASTICALLY delicious. EVERYTHING on our menu is fresh and made from scratch, all our bread is from the Acme Bread Company. See you soon.
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J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was bland and the service was mediocre. Our bill was mixed up and the servers brought over the wrong food three times.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal! Food is expensive, but consistently delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food & service in a very cozy atmosphere - we loved it! Thank you!

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MT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I was really disappointed in brunch. Staff is friendly, ambiance is ok. But the food? I had the huevos rancheros. The eggs were over cooked and literally the meal packed no wow. It was almost like from a can or fast food place. Olea needs to step it’s game up on the brunch game to fill the empty seats.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the french toast and bacon was delicious! and they serve 100% maple syrup.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, great food and great service!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Got to experience the sunshine sitting by the window. Service was fast & pleasant.

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s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Olea is a true neighborhood gem. Great food, friendly service. Extremely kind owner. I do think the food was a bit pricey for what I got ($16 for a simple egg sandwich) and the service was okay. Food came out quickly but there were no check in’s on how we were. Overall, I’d come here again - sitting outside seems like the way to go in the future.

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EB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time but will plan to go again. Great local restaurant and food was outstanding!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing brunch. Extremely friendly staff. Small outdoor dining area. Make reservation in advance there can be a small wait on the weekends.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the breakfast sandwich

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F
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Olea and wish We lived closer.

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HW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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YR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such warm service and delicious food... we ran late and they accomodated our late arrival. Owner/host? was simply delightful. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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RW
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch menu and service. Very casual indoor and outdoor seating and food is delicious

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B
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great experience!

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VS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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JK
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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DS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good menu and creative Latin/California dishes. When the sun is shinning the outdoor seating is fun and relaxed.

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GK
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience at Olea tremendously. The owner was lovely and accommodating. The food was DELISH. We will be coming back.

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KZ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as always! The chilaquiles and the cazuela continue to be delicious brunch favorites, and the owner and staff are always delightful!

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding service and delicious ingredients. Continues to update the menu with great new additions.

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L
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch at Olea was delicious! I loved the chilaquiles (so flavorful). Coffee was strong but tasty. Small place so best to make a reservation.

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JD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, coffee and service all very good.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CO
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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NL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always delicious at Olea!

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KS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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KZ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cazuela is amazing. Always. Love brunching at Olea. The staff is wonderful and friendly.

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S
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KZ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food, as always! The chilaquiles and the cazuela are brunch favorites, as are the tartines.

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a nice experience and the food was good! The owner Phillip was fun to talk with about SF and all! Thank you!!!

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J
Dallas
104 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch and friendly staff

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E
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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E
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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NF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. The beef empanadas were super tasty with the side salad and eggs.

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B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious Mothers Day brunch! Delicious food & fun outdoor atmosphere.

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