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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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French, Cafe, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

This was a delicious way to spend a weekend brunch! My croque monsieur melted in my mouth, and I had a little of everyone else's dishes (quiche lorraine, omelettes, etc.) and it all tasted great. It was definitely busy, but our reservation was ready for...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2011

We ate here twice in two days! Great location and therefore full of tourists, but also locals speaking many languages and obviously enjoying the bistro atmosphere, semi-faux or not. The foie gras "au torchon" appetizer was a full meal for me, and a great treat....More

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Reviewed 17 November 2010

I have been here dozens of times for breakfast, lunch and dinner...and I live 100 miles away! When my family comes into SF we always eat at least once here, because the food is lovely, the atmosphere comfortable and tres francaise, and the prices are...More

1  Thank SacAnnie
Reviewed 14 November 2010

It is a wonderful rendition of all the french favorites. The croque monsieur is the best bar none. The beef burgunone had the best sauce ever. Excellent desserts. The service is attentive and the lower level interior is quiet (up stairs, you can look out...More

1  Thank TomScottsdaleAZ
Reviewed 31 October 2010

Went to this restaurant for dinner as it was opposite our hotel. Service could not be flawed, wait staff were attentive and helpful with wine suggestions. We sat in the dining room as opposed to the cafe, atmosphere was nice with subdued lighting, tables somewhat...More

1  Thank snubian
Reviewed 16 October 2010

We stayed at the Omni and just wanted a low key breakfast. We found Cafe De La Presse and the atmosphere was very nice. It was very busy and I didn't think the service was that great. We both had pancakes and they were very...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 8 October 2010

A bustling place with good food. The scallop entree on the menu that my girlfriend ordered was good, but not great. I ordered from the prix fix regional menu. The lamb tenderloin was awesome and the jasmine creme breulee was perfect. would definitely go back

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Reviewed 7 October 2010

We had asked our hotel front desk person at the omni where would be a good place to take a toddler to breakfast and they had suggested this restaurant - we were so happy they did! It's not a "family restaurant" per say, but the...More

1  Thank ESS_lover
Reviewed 26 September 2010

First impressions very good - location great; could have been typical bar/cafe in Paris or Brussels....waiter very friendly and helpful...window seat etc. We had just flown from UK and were tired and fancied a "light snack". Oddly for a French cafe they didn't have the...More

1  Thank Anderida
Reviewed 19 September 2010

Located across the street from the gate into Chinatown - this bistro was a huge hit. The food was delicious, service charming but not in your face and the atmosphere was wonderful. An amuse bouche arrived to start off the meal - tiny ham and...More

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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, Romantic, Kids, 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
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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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