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Darren's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Fisherman’s Wharf
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2731 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1203
+1 415-673-3345
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Wollongong NSW Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here not expecting much but we were won over. So good we came back the next day. Good menu, good portion sizes, speedy service, we can really recommend this place. Lots of patrons but no waiting time - we were a large group including an infant but we were accommodated without any problems. Definitely give this place a go.

Thank LesDeralinga
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found sanctuary here during the lunch rush, when every other reasonably-priced place by the Pier told us to wait for over 30 minutes. It was pretty busy here, but the service was very fast and the food was tasty. 9/10.

Thank Srinidhi M
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270 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I walked pass this place a few times and noticed that it was always packed. A good sign. We had breakfast here today. Even as busy as they were our food arrived fast and hot. Eggs, omelette and french toast , everyone liked their food. We will be going back tomorrow for breakfast also.

Thank Randy F
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The only bad thing I can say about Darrens is they close too early and wish they served dinner. Clean and casual. We found this spot for lunch on day 3 of our 5 day trip to the Warf. We missed the 4th day because we taught they were open til 4. Then visited again on the 5th with that... More 

Thank Robert S
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Found this small restaurant while walking around the Fisherman's Wharf area. Lunch and dinner menu is Chinese. Breakfast choices include some Chinese options along with tradition pancake, waffles, egg dishes. Their breakfast sandwich was quite good as was their omelets and hash browns. Service was extremely fast and efficient. Nothing fancy, not spacious but simple, good food at reasonable prices.

West Lafayette, Indiana
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The tables in this restaurant are unusually close together, but once you get seated, it's not too bad. The staff was eager to please and very prompt to fill glasses and get you anything you needed. A great breakfast to get us ready for a day in the city.

Thank Bev G
Amarillo, Texas
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This café was right down the street from the Hollywood Café, and equally as good...I did wonder if they were owned by the same people? When there was a huge line at Hollywood, you could stroll 1/2 a block to this one and get the exact same meal w/o the wait. Great breakfast and check out the Pho dishes...very good... More 

Thank tsth
Perth, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food was great, the service too. All the waiters and waitresses were friendly and helpful, always checking on us. We sat outside as it was crowded inside so they put the outside heater on for us which was very effective. Oh and so cheap! So glad I found this on trip advisor!

Thank Christianna74
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in before a morning at fishermans wharf. Great service and friendly staff. I had french toast with fresh fruit which was delicious and my brother the pancake special which he enjoyed. Well priced and coffee was kept filled. Our waiters seemed to be competing over which would serve which led to a few interruptions but otherwise fantastic.

Thank Amy W
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends had a very satisfying breakfast the other day. Great food for a reasonable price and very good service.

Thank Seb S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2731 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-3345

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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