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American, Cafe, Diner
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 6 July 2020 via mobile

Breakfast very good, prices fair, but not inexpensive. Coffee not great. Restroom clean. Order not correct, but was fixed after I requested. I had to go ask for more coffee, and currently waiting on our ticket....waiting.....guess I'll go ask for that too.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

This is my second time eating breakfast here .I came back for the food and customer service it's very family friendly. the bacon delicious and the French toast amazing.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 June 2019

The Cable Car Cafe is a delightful place to eat when you are visiting South San Francisco. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. Come early as the place fills up quickly due to its popularity with the locals.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

Right off the bat, you should know I’m a sucker for a family run, old school feel, local spot. You’ll probably notice the Asian grandmother probably in her 80’s still coming in and helping out. I enjoy the corn beef hash Eggs Benedict’s And FRESH...orange juice. Usually plenty of metered street parking. Pay at the cashier when you’re finished. Nothing fancy about this place, but you’ll finish everything on your plate and be happy that this place is still an affordable option, rather than just another Denny’s.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile

We needed a great b real fast to start a long travel day and this place more than provided it. Well prepared food and a good choice of menu selections. Servers were friendly and attentive and the service was fast which was appreciated.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 12 May 2019

They fed me until I screamed "UNCLE"......huge portions for a wee bit of money! The lady staff was kind, fast and friendly! This must be a local hang out .....wish it was in my neighborhood! Traveling into the city soon and wont miss the chance...to eat there again.... Please eat at small charming places they need your support or they will be gone!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

Really good food. Very fast service. Would come again. My sister is picky with food and she loved it.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is my 3rd return to the Cable Car Cafe. This is best place for breakfast. I had The corned beef hash & eggs. The serving are large. So bring your appetite. They also serve lunch. The service is excellent. There was only one waitress...& she was awesome! The food is excellent & reasonably priced. There are Daily specials that are worth trying. No reservation needed just walk in and sit down. There is meter street parking. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. The Cable Car Cafe is open 7 days a week. 7:00am - 2:30pm. This is great for worker with a one hour lunch since service is quick.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The ambience is rustic and old fashioned diner you would see in a small town. A fabulous place to visit in South San Francisco, family owned and operated by a very sweet family. Excellent service and friendly waiters. The food is to die for. I...had a breakfast burrito stuffed with alll the meats and cheese. You can’t go wrong here! Thick juicy bacon♥️More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Food is very good! Fast,hot and ready to be devoured...it's a family owned business, and they are very pleasant.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Cable Car Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5