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Cafe De La Presse

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Union Square
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352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607 (Bush St.)
+1 415-398-2860
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun 08:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:30
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Sedona, Arizona
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great find! Delicious food, sweet freshly baked croissants, white linen tablecloths, and hot coffee. My salmon bagel was fantastic.

Thank Kegn M
Burton on the Wolds, England
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice drink here Sat at the bar Comfortable and friendly A good place to start before heading out to dinner Nice decor

Thank patelsur
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying on Bush Street and stumbled upon this delightful cafe. We were there for brunch on a Sunday morning and had to wait in a queue for a table. It was totally worth it. We had the local version of Eggs Benedict, our regular test of how likely were are to return. They were fabulous and served with... More 

Thank hlt1704
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to San Francisco from Europe, and really missed the feeling and the food from home. Cafe De la Presse is a good place if you'd like to have French food while you visit. The only negative for me was that they don't have Air Conditioner, but I guess they are just keeping their old style traditions (or want... More 

Thank David G
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was time to eat dinner after a walk through Chinatown. We wanted easy and we saw this adorable Parisian style cafe so we went in. My husband had swordfish, which he said was quite good. My daughter had a butter lettuce salad which was basic but fresh and delicately and perfectly seasoned. I had a frisée salad, which was... More 

Thank Isabel C
Yountville, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. It has a very French feel to it. We've been to brunch and to lunch and both were terrific. Not at all touristy. Will go again.

Thank dhavery
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular spot for brunch on weekends. Parisian feel. Wide variety of foreign journals for sale in upstairs cafe. Downstairs salon has bigger tables and wider menu. Service can be a bit slow when packed. Sensible food at sensible prices. Bar great for end of day drink.

Thank KellyNebraska
Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple breakfast selections like croissants & omelettes carefully crafted. Nothing beats "the everyday breakfast -done right" Comfortable place with beautiful art on the walls. Kitty corner with Dragon's Gate if you're out for a stroll in Chinatown.

Thank suckerfortrips
El Cerrito, California
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday (which was a Sunday) I made a reservation with Cafe de la Presse in San Francisco for 5 people via Open Table. Later we decided to add a person to our reservation and, since the website said we couldn't change within 24 hours, I called the restaurant directly and was told that having a reservation of 6 would be... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I ended up here for lunch on a Sunday late morning. We sat outside because it was such a beautiful day. Great people-watching across the street from the Chinatown gate. The server was nonstop busy, but we ordered cocktails and food together as soon as we could. The cocktails came and were just perfect. I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607
    (Bush St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-2860
For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.

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