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Cove Cafe

) #911 of 4,539 Restaurants in San Francisco €€ - €€€ American, Cafe
434 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
+1 415-626-0462
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Cafe
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434 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got here just before the rush on a Saturday morning. It is a busy cafe right on the castro street strip opposite the theatre. It was fast friendly service and the food was good. I think the staff can be a bit stretched when...More

Thank Peterinl0nd0n
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Unfortunately, I have to agree with some of the previous reviewers who pointed out how incredibly rude and condescending the staff of this cafe is. While at first it seems like a authentic little cafe, it quickly changes when the owner (a lady called Solange)...More

Thank TheMorzy
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Castro many times - but somehow never went to Cove Cafe. Dropped in there last night for dinner and it was awesome. The atmosphere is very neighborhoody and you can feel the (gay) history of the place and the neighborhood....More

Thank rupi3000
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It was the worst experience I had in a restaurant in my life. An old man who I think is the owner of the establishment came to us in a rude way, demanding that we decide soon.That's what we did and we did not eat...More

Thank Mauricio S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It had been a while since I'd had a meal here and it was always basic, decent comfort food. On a recent visit, however, a had a different experience with an order of a waffle and coffee. The waffle came under-baked, mushy in the middle,...More

Thank steve h
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had dinner here several times, and each time the food was good. There are daily changing specials, and the bread pudding for dessert is really good. Sitting in the window is a good way of seeing the world go by!

Thank Timon_q
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This staple of the Castro never lets me down. Solid good tasty good food and easy access and availability. Recently had the pork chops for breakfast and they were perfect. Moist as you could want. Service is great. Friendly place. Always a good deal.

Thank JPHauck
Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you happen to find yourself IN the Castro and ON Castro, you will want to duck into the Cove Cafe, a restaurant full of history on mounted screens, with food that's always delicious and reasonable. Big helpings as well. Breakfast offers many different style...More

Thank maxbialy
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I met friends there for dinner, and we had excellent food and a quiet place to visit and get acquainted.

Thank Darrell92104
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Certain events leading up to the trip had me a bit down. Choosing a lunch at the Cove helped make those feelings go away and replaced with love. Getting time to visit with Solange & Maurice adds to the awesome. I do my best to...More

Thank Thomas M
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

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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