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Cafe De La Presse

352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607
+1 415-398-2860
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (66 reviews)
“salad nicoise” (11 reviews)
“croque madame” (14 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
07:30 - 21:30All hours
French, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really had a great authentic french bistro breakfast here. Absolutely loved the Oeufs en Meurette dish, very original and so tasty. I had a big café au lait and enjoyed watching the diverse crowd converse with each other.

Thank Nicq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As France is a place I visit twice a year, I can easily compare this cafe to the ones there. I was expecting a higher quality of food especially because it was really pricey. Had the croque madame that came with fries that were clearly...More

Thank LATravels99
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I was tiered after long day shopping.This french cafe is realy nice.Between Union sq and China town.

Thank JANIK75
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We ate breakfast in this French-style cafe during a recent trip to San Francisco and enjoyed the food. Our eggs were poached perfectly and the tasty potatoes were nicely prepared. My husband's pancakes (American-style) were light and delicious. I had a Pain au chocolat that...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is a centrally located tourist French cafe situated at the gateway to Chinatown on the corner of Bush St. & Grant Ave. My wife and I decided to give it a try as we've walked pass it many times without having tried it. Unfortunately,...More

Thank chanyu1
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

A very French ambiance not far from Chinatown. The style is bistro- excellent food, nice wine selection and great looking desserts. The prix fixe menu looks great and the specials are creative- the couscous was spicy and very tasty. Service was great.

Thank Matthew J
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I often visit this place for breakfast when I’m in San Fran. On this occasion it felt like something has gone wrong. The espresso was as good as ever but my choice of food seemed to challenge the kitchen. I ordered boiled eggs and they...More

Thank awrightcharlie
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Located right at the Chinatown gate, the decor of Cafe D La Presse oozes frenchiness and the promise of delicious breakfast. Alas. Alas. My poached eggs arrived shriveled and smelling strongly of vinegar water that they were boiled in. This indicates that they a) can't...More

Thank dmitry k
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Now I know where a Frenchman can go in San Francisco ( and there are many...it remains a favorite tourist destination for the French) when he or she gets homesick. Cafe de la Presse has managed to carve out a very authentic corner of France...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 25 December 2017

This cafe is an easy walk from Union Square, located right next to the Dragon's Gate in Chinatown. My husband truly enjoyed his Egg's Benedict remarking that the Hollandaise sauce was one of the best he'd ever tasted. I tried the croissant sandwich, which was...More

Thank vcave
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
At the corner of Bush Street and Grant Avenue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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
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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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