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May's Coffee Shop

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1737 Post St, Ste 395, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
+1 415-346-4020
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

10:15am, iced coffee is old, the Tai Yaki is more like American pancake texture, not crispy. But it smelled delicious and it was a good price $2, so it was good to try them. 3 different kinds and all three were yum.

Thank Marianne H
New York, NY
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Their spam topped nori wrapped sushi is one of my favorites and I always look forward to getting one while visiting SF. they run out early however. Also good for a quick breakfast, Amercan style.

Thank Nolita
Hercules, California
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171 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We only ended up here because we gave up on the ramen festival. The line here wasn't too long but it still took us what seemed an hour to place order and get our food. When I placed my order I was told they were out of rice, I took my chances and still ordered the curry chicken and Katsu... More 

Thank Fuchsiapower
Davis, California, Usa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Try May's in Japan Center for a change of pace from the typical hotel breakfast. Had an omelet(with spinach and ground beef with portuguese sausage on the side and coffee. Great omelet, wished there was more sausage.

Thank 612RichardK
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Perhaps they are famous for one thing only, but I had one of their noodle dishes and it was awful. Everything was overcooked - the noodles practically fall apart. The wonton tasted as if it was spoiled. Broth was so-so. For it's price point, there are much better Japanese restaurants in Japan Center. It is also CASH only!

Thank trang h
Pasadena, CA
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143 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

We were looking for breakfast or lunch near our hotel and found May's. We each sat down to large tasty bowls of won top soup with pork, noodles, and fish cake. Very reasonably priced and friendly service.

Thank Paul9876
Decatur, Illinois
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1,029 reviews
582 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We had some to kill before our flight so we decided to walk to Japantown for breakfast. A peace shrine caught our eye and after visiting it we walked into the adjacent mall. We immediately saw a bakery with lots of French looking pastries, but decided to look further. Just around the corner we came to May's where there were... More 

Thank MNM1011
Bay Area
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841 reviews
650 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Japantown Informal breakfast/snack place with spam, etc. Loved the taiyaki with red bean filling; they also have chocolate & chocolate banana

Thank Rosquete

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1737 Post St, Ste 395, San Francisco, CA 94115-3628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-346-4020

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?