Cafes >Dolores Park Cafe
501 Dolores Street @18th, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.763093 -122.387788
Neighborhoods: Mission Dolores (Hub, Mid-Market), Central Waterfront
Great Buzz, Location, Brunch Food – A great Latino inspired spot for brunch and coffee, indoors and out on San Francisco's foodiest street.
Favorite Cafe in Mission – This is my favorite mission cafe. The hot chicken sandwich is amazing and super fresh. Fresh being the key word! Great mochas and amazing smoothies. I've so much on the menu but these are some of my fave. Fun staff sometimes! Owner always says hello when I walk through the door. Great location!
Not Bad – My wife loves this place but really I do not see the appeal. There are way better places to go that here. Always loud and not enough seating.
Pricey food, but atmosphere good. – I chose Dolores Park Cafe for a quick bite for lunch with a friend, and though the menu sounds simple and good, my Fresh Mozzarella sandwich was pretty bland and the Cafe Latte was warm. It's a good place to hang out and people watch, but I wouldn't recommend it if you're hungry and need something tasty to fulfill your cravings.
Neighborhood Cafe in Mission – There's so many great things about the Mission, but having simple, cool neighborhood cafes is not one of them. But, Dolores Park Cafe is the salve to this ache. If you're looking for good, basic sandwich and salad fare, done with just enough care, go here. They also serve coffee drinks and other things you would expect in a sidewalk cafe. The prices are reasonable, given the quality of the food. The park is right across the way, if you want to grab something to go. Also, if you're a fan of cleanliness where you eat, this is a great spot.
NOT Faboo, for many reasons – I just have to respond to the review titled "Faboo." The reviewer mentions the personable owner and the dogs. Actually, the owner allows her own dog in the cafe but insists that everyone else's dogs remain tied up outside. And, the owner is anything but personable. She's a snob and rude, but the place is ok when she's not around. Plus, the food is way overpriced and not that great. It's a neighborhood hangout, that's all.
Expensive/no service, but still great – Maybe I'm a sucker for a good sandwich, but I love Dolores Park Cafe (for the food). I would go there a lot more often if I could sit down and be served my meal as opposed to standing in line to order it and then waiting to be called to get up and fetch it. The prices imply full service dining but the food is really good, one of the best casual lunch spots.
great spot on a sunny day – this place is a great place to grab a bite and sit down with friends on a sunny day or read a book at an outside table. free wireless is a bonus if you ever want to hang out to work or have a casual meeting.
Fabooo :) for many reasons.. – One of my favorite cafes ever- for the food, GREAT SERVICE, wonderful personable owner, and great mixed lesbian/straight crowd (plus their dogs). Excellent menu with the best smoothies in the city, healthy wonderful sandwiches & side dishes, and fun music nights. Absolutely brilliant monthly art shows on the walls! You really can't get any better. Regarding the reviewer who didn't like their service, I've always found the staff to be warm & welcoming, probably because I'm not giving them bad attitude in the first place! ;) Great stop for food before/after Dolores Park dogwalking, sunbathing or any of the numerous events held in the park. I can't wait to move back across town to be able to drop by on a walk again! After 17 years in SF, I can truly say this is the one of the best-ever all-round, long-lasting cafe joints- it deserves your patronage! :) :) :)
Delicious healthy organic and affordable – Stopping in to Dolores Park Cafe for my soy chai is a ritual I look forward to everyday. They make their own chai daily which is amazing since most cafe's buy it by the gallon jug. Their food is fresh and delicious and a good value considering organic meats and produce costs much more in the market place. I love the art shows that change every month and music nights on Friday's are always a treat.
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