1500 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.794663 -122.417977
Neighborhoods: Nob Hill, Northeast
delicious, but not friendly – I went in to Nook because I live nearby and I read the reviews here. Although I enjoyed my Au Lait and fancy bagel for almost $10 (yikes), I found the service to be unfriendly, and I felt like I was bothering the Barista. C'mon, if you don't like your job, at least "act" like you do. I was treating myself to spend so much, and it was good, but good customer service is very important. I will go back in the evening to try again, based on the reviews here.
Great for breakfast – I think Nook can definitely be called a breakfast place. They might not be the typical amarican breakfast joint but they do have a decent selection like waffles, oatmeal, granola as well as bagel sandwiches like scrambled eggs on a bagel, the most amazing salmon bagel and more. (Check out their web page...)
Their quiches are organic and excellent quality so I doubt they come from costco. I thinks it's a great combination of a day and night spot. Check it out any time, you will love it!
Not really a breakfast place – I visited Nook because it Citysearch listed it as a breakfast place. If you don't want pastries, Nook is not a breakfast place. There are no egg dishes, for instance. Or there was one egg dish: a quiche, which my friend and I had. It was delicious, but it came out of a box and may have been from Costco. The coffee was spectacular.
wine and beer, with great food as well – I've been for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. All the items on the menu were great. The artichoke bottoms filled with baked goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto are awesome. The funky cocktails are great there. Very delicious. For lunch try one of the ciabatta sandwiches. Big and very tasty. A great spot all around.
Great place for a quick bite – I have now been to nook for both breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was good. There isnt a lot of choice, but what they have is tasty. I went there the other night and it was a great place for a few small dishes. We grabbed a few glasses of wine and some small plates and it was fabulous. I will definitely make it back!
A bright, young cornerstone of the Hyde Street cafe scene. – In Short
This Russian Hill meeting spot offers light cafe fare with simple, satisfying California ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Small plates include gourmet cheeses with fig spread and walnut bread, as well as sandwiches, organic salads and daily soups such as spinach basmati. Coffee choices abound, but the real treats are the beer, wine and cocktails, including sake and soju concoctions, mimosas, and more temptations.
I want more! – My first impression was, FINALLY this neighborhood has a cafe that I can get great coffee at! Not to mention that everything is either Vegan or Organic (they still have meat) ... but don't let that scare you away every dish is amazing. Nook has great music, a relaxing atmospere, don't be surprised if the owners stop by your table to ask you how your meal was. This is definately a place to check out not only the weekend but during the week too! And I would say its a great place to bring those visiting friends because the cable car stops right out front. Need I say more?
Welcome Welcome Welcome – Nook has already become my "go to" spot for grabing a quick bite (can't go wrong with any hot sandwich) or just hanging out with a cup of coffee and reading the paper. They have hi-fi, wi-fi. I've been there once at night and had a fun time talking and meeting neighbors while having a couple glasses of wine. Nook turns into a loungy, pseudo wine bar at night. This is a welcome addition to Russian Hill. Love the place.
My new favorite spot! – This cute little corner place just opened and I am already a regular. It is the perfect combination of a cozy corner cafe in the morning with the best coffee I've had in a while and a fun night place for good wines, cocktails and amazing food (salads, sandwiches, small plates and more) for reasonable prices. The atmosphere is very inviting and warm. A great addition to the neigborhood. I love it!
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