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1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
+1 415-202-8521
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good39%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
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1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the idea of Olea, and the menu is really creative - the huevos rancheros were outstanding, and the French toast was fun. We just had a hard time with the wait staff. There were twice as many as they really needed (we own...More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Mr. and I were in San Francisco for a long weekend over the Easter holiday. We enjoy Sunday brunch on a regular basis, so I looked at several San Francisco options for this meal. I chose Olea because of it close proximity to our...More

Thank teacher91
Reviewed 15 March 2017

What a great little breakfast place! Super excellent dishes and caring service. Across the street from MyMy, with a long line waiting for a seat as well, the wait here was short because the place is super efficient. Our dishes were excellent, including the chicken...More

Thank rohbogen
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Each of us had a different dish for brunch--and everyone was happy! Service was excellent; French press coffee was smooth; avocados were divine. Highly recommend.

Thank jan10860
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We know we can always go to Olea for a great dinner and not break your bank account! Phillip the owner is always nice and helpful and if your divided on which is better. My girlfriend got a delicious pork chop and I got a...More

Thank 425jasonv
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My friend and I were headed to MyMy across the street at around 12:30 pm on a Saturday, and were surprised that the line for MyMy was still insanely long, and there was no line for Olea! Having never been to Olea due to the...More

Thank Paige S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

All of the positive reviews that I have seen were dead on. This place is a gem. Great food and great service. Menu changes constantly due to the local ingredients and what is available. If you have your heart set on something call ahead and...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The French Toast! As good as they said it would be. My wife had it and I had to steal some... :) I had the huevos rancheros which were also good... but not as noteworthy as the toasts... only thing I should mention is that...More

Thank RYN_Nyc
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner whilst staying in the Nob Hill area. There weren't many choices to choose from on the menu but both of the main meals we had (the duck pasta and the Salmon) were very good. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank natalieS5448QV
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great little spot, it's tiny and has a homey feel. They have a nice menu and I think the best way to describe it is California Cuisine. Lots of fresh and local ingredients. I went with the Avocado BLT on fresh wheat bread everything tasted...More

Thank Kipp7272
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the
city and is home to amazing architecture and views.
The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for
those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be
rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful
architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated
with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all
were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
  • Public Transportation: Olea is on the California St. Cable Car line. Get off at the Larkin St. stop. Take the #1 California MUNI bus and get off at Sacramento and Larkin, walk one block down Larkin to California Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-202-8521
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