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Notes From Underground

2399 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-1823
+1 415-775-7638
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good50%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
22 Feb 2016
“Great little cafe to eat and relax”
11 May 2015
“A taste of local”
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07:00 - 19:00 Hours
2399 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-1823
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stopped here for brunch on our walk to Chinatown and ended up staying two hours. The sandwiches were excellent, the Mediterranean platter was delicious, and the prices were really good. Service was fast and friendly. Lots of patrons working on computers or reading or...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed this cafe! We came across it just a few blocks from our hotel and made it out daily breakfast stop. Great home feeling and amazing food! Loved going to the little local shops! Support local!!

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Reviewed 20 March 2015

I love this place, and I'm a little upset I didn't get hooked on it sooner. Their coffee/food is amazing, their wifi is super fast, and the people are the sweetest. They don't open until 7, but I have to leave for work at like...More

Thank amylfed
Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

With Starbucks on every corner trying to push small businesses out Notes from Underground is the little engine that could. I have been going here for years being that its 3 blocks from my apartment. The bagels are best and so is the coffee. The...More

Thank LaurenConcierge13
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We had lunch there and the sandwiches were very good. It's just a nice little cafe to sit off the beaten path.

Thank Rocketsurfer
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Iced caramel macchiato and san franciscan bagel were great. The staff is very friendly. Great little cafe to relax and enjoy free wifi

Thank Sacha M
Reviewed 26 July 2011

I live in San Francisco and the cafe (Notes from Underground) is 1 block from my home. It is my go to place from a morning coffee during the week. On the weekends, I often grab a bite to eat (dine in or take away)....More

Thank 1570Green
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Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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07:00 - 19:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2399 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-1823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-7638
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