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Cove Cafe

€€ - €€€American, Cafe
434 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
+1 415-626-0462
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe
€€ - €€€
434 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner. Very disappointing food. The service was ok . The food arrived in record quick time , but I feel they are over priced for the quality received. Maybe they are good for breakfast items but the dinner food just didnt make the...More

Thank Terrence M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My third visit over the years at this local cafe in Castro ! Brilliant for breakfast , always pretty full . Eggs Benedict in various styles are excellent. Open for lunch and dinner as well

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

....and was not disappointed! This time called for lunch. Was on my own but made to feel welcome from when I walked in the door. The staff are friendly and make you feel relaxed. The locals create such a nice atmosphere with their chit chat....More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

The Castro Theatre is right accross the road. I had a beautiful vegan lunch. The falafels tasted very good and the staff is very friendly and lovely.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Wandered the Castro looking for somewhere to eat and was welcome in her by a nice lady who was very chatty. Sat outside and the view opposite is the Castro Theatre - very cool. Service was average in terms of speed, but great in terms...More

Thank LadyMooMcr
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I came during the week for brunch whilst in the Castro area. The vibe was friendly and relaxed, the service was fast and efficient and the food was ok (a bit too All-American for my tastes but that's no reflection on the quality). What I...More

Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Been years since I have gone to the Cove and was totally disappointed. Service was ok. Price was way out of line for the quantity and quality of the food. The photos are not what they currently put on the plate. There are a lot...More

Thank Glennbrian
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is my must go to place when in the city. Classic American Diner with a twist. Staff are extremely friendly and the kitchen produces consistent quality. Greek Salad is excellent and the Creative range of Eggs Benedict: Classic; New York: California; Louisiana; Denver add...More

Thank cross182
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My favorite local breakfast place for more than 20 years. I love this place. It has the friendliest service, and is the best example of American classic diner food left in a city overrun by pretentious restaurants. If you are visiting and want to eat...More

Thank kwine
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Worst country fried steak I've ever had and I'm 53 so that says a lot. Bloody Mary was ok though. But for $14 that country fried steak was tough and tasted like chemicals. The hash browns were mushy and seem like they were made from...More

Thank Patrick U
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-0462
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