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Gallery Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Nob Hill
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1200 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1012
+1 415-296-9932
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 19:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gallery Cafe is situated at a very accessible place opposite the cable car museum. When you enter the cafe it's like a trip in a time machine. From the fifties until more recent years your eye will undoubtedly catch something out of your youth. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff is helpful and friendly. The meatloaf is... More 

Thank dutchy-abroad
El Dorado Hills, California
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here while waiting for cable car museum to open. Chai Latte will not disappoint. Cool decor and fun games for kids to play. Nice oasis in the city.

Thank Brad D
Jax, FL
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I lived in the area we would be regulars at this cool, little spot. You order at the counter, the cashier was very knowledgeable and assisted us in selecting our sandwiches. Keep in mind that they take cash only! It's a eclectic place with board games, nook tables, and shelves of books you can read. Try the BLT sandwich... More 

Thank theskittler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

All kinds of old toys, signs, etc. Lots to look at - and I got to play with the electric train on the bar! Love the talking tables vs the computer tables. Great music, good food, and great ambiance.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Francisco
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1,122 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered my cup of coffee, walk over to the ATM, then noticed that it was out of service. The proprietor gave me the coffee for free. That's good service. The coffee tasted great. I'll be back here with some cash to spend some money. The coffee is dark roast, so I got a large cup half coffee half water. It... More 

Thank 7268
Custer WA
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wandered in for lunch and a sit-down after visiting the cable car museum right across Mason Street. Ordered the roast beef sandwich - didn't expect it would be hot and looking like it was just sliced off the roast (maybe it was!). Absolutely delicious, and served with a spot of green salad as well.

Thank oldretiredguy22
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,212 reviews
1,347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,862 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for take out this evening after a stop into the Cable Car Museum across the street. The guy behind the counter was friendly and accommodating, the cafe is a great place since we had to wait for our food to be done, and the food was great! Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here following a hot morning watching the Fleet week air display rehearsal. Heading for the Cablecar Museum opposite we popped in here for a simple lunch. Being English, finding places in San Francisco that do simple lunches is anything but, simple. However, happening upon Gallery Cafe was perfect. Our group of four ate, two Greek salads, a macaroni... More 

Thank Sparkyofstreatham
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting San Francisco for a week recently and just by chance popped into the Gallery Café whilst waiting for the Cable Car museum, opposite, to open. We were immediately struck by the charming, eclectic feel of the café. There's not a square inch of the place that doesn't have something interesting to wonder over. the... More 

Thank Ed O
Charlotte, North Carolina
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270 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Tucked into the corner across from the museum, the Gallery Café is a funky, artsy, fun little place to sit and have a sandwich, a cup of coffee, a coke, or even some heartier fare. The staff are very friendly, the place is light and airy, and there are a few café tables on the sidewalk if you’d like to... More 

Thank Louis59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1012
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-296-9932

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nob Hill

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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 followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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