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Art's Cafe

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747 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-2409
+1 415-665-7440
09:00 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I love little dive cafes and this place was no exception. It's tiny - holds maybe 15 people and is cash only. But being able to watch everything cook and trying to figure out how they are able to move with a foot of space between the counter and the grill was incredibly entertaining. They move fast too so don't... More 

Thank Carole B
San Francisco, California
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244 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had breakfast here and it was ok. The place is small and holds about 20 people and serves only breakfast and lunch. The price was extremely reasonable. The service was attentive. I had the turkey omelette and my husband had the corn beef hash plate. My omelette was delicious and plentiful. The corn beef hash was served over the... More 

Thank tattersall_12
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

My 13 year old daughter picked this breakfast spot, and I was quick to agree after reading Yelp reviews (sorry TA) and seeing how close it was located to Golden Gate Park. Great area for walking and shopping, but I digress. Only stool seating at bar, in front of grill is best view, with about 15 or so seats. Worth... More 

Thank LeawoosKsinKS
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

With the advent of high quality, foo-foo dining, it is hard to just find a decent counter anymore and enjoy some hot breakfast with coffee. Small place, seats about 20 at the maximum, but has decent food at an affordable price. There's a parking lot right around the corner, so its easy to get to.

Thank Thomas B
San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We found this place on Thrilist webpage under the best brunch in San Francisco by neighborhood list. I like the fact that it is hole in the wall and run by a family but..... They have zero welcoming personality ( they do not smile at all- it almost feels like we are burden there ). Food is AVERAGE! Nothing special... More 

Liberty, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

In our trip to San Francisco, we had breakfast there twice. Their crispy homemade hashbrowns are excellent! Service was quick, and coffee was good and kept coming.

Thank Randy_Gunter
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Art's is a tiny, greasy spoon, hole in the wall. Only 15 counter seats. He makes the best hash brown's ever - thin and crispy, like a taco shell - filled with perfectly caramelized onions, tomato's and peppers.

1 Thank WDavies63
Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

The counter breakfast does not get better, or cheaper, than this in SF or anywhere else for that matter. We got to watch our patty melt being made on the well worn sizzling hot grill (we shared the patty melt because we had just eaten at another place but just had to have Art's Cafe). We hung with the locals... More 

Thank SeekingSimpleLuxury
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Where else can you get a breakfast for 5 dollars and taste this amazing? This place is a must if you are the in the neighborhood. Service is ok but food is really good. It's always worth the wait.

Thank Emily Y
San Mateo, California
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Try their signature dish, Hashed Brown Sandwich. Served with Melt Cheddar on Hashed Browns, 2 Eggs and Toast. I love adding avocado and sour cream too. The operation is Korean family so you may have have rice and kimchi pickles together, if you wish.

2 Thank koba-sf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$6
Cafe, American, Delicatessen, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 747 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-2409
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighbourhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: +1 415-665-7440

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