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Fred's Coffee Shop

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1917 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-4575
Today
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Late Lunch

We were driving from Napa to Half Moon Bay and stopped to tour the Muir Woods. We searched Trip Advisor and found Fred's. A little local breakfast & lunch place in Sausalito. We walked in at 1:55 and they close at 2:30. The service and food were excellent. I wish we could have gone back for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
John B
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were driving from Napa to Half Moon Bay and stopped to tour the Muir Woods. We searched Trip Advisor and found Fred's. A little local breakfast & lunch place in Sausalito. We walked in at 1:55 and they close at 2:30. The service and food were excellent. I wish we could have gone back for breakfast!

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Tiburon, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What can I say about Fred's. One fact is that this writer got his first job at Fred's washing dishes. The place was packed then and it still is the place all of the locals go to. Great breakfast spot any day of the week but bring a paper to read if you go on a weekend as it will... More 

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We go to Fred's about 6 times a year...we live in Marin County, and it is our breakfast go-to choice. We take friends and family with us when we get the chance. There are trendier, cuter, and much fancier places for a morning meal...but Fred's simply serves the best food. It has an extensive menu for breakfast or lunch...but if... More 

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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Fred's Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for all the visits, MoltoBene. We're happy to know you appreciate Fred's for what it is and we look forward to seeing you back soon. More 

Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was just here Sunday morning. I was heading out of town back to sacramento and I wanted a good breakfast. I looked up some places in Sausalito figuring it would be cute and quiet on a Sunday morning. I picked Freds because the reviews mentioned deep fried french toast. I sat outside and they were quick to put the... More 

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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Fred's Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit and kind words, IslandLife. We're glad you stopped in and enjoyed your meal. More 

Marigny-le-Cahouet
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our very entertaining server suggested we have the "bottomless" bitter mimosa - grapefruit juice with sparkling wine...good suggestion. The breakfast was as good as we were expecting, and a very enjoyable experience all round. Highly recommended for breakfast/brunch.

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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Fred's Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thank you Kimmit. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch. More 

Santa Clarita, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My son and I had breakfast at Fred's. Great vibe and ambiance, and the food was very good, but the service was I thought average. Staff seemed focused on the next thing they had to do and impatient to get you in and out. The vibe and food fit the profile of a great local breakfast spot, but the service... More 

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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Fred's Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in Steve. We're happy you enjoyed the food. We're sorry you didn't feel the same about the service and we'll make sure to work on that. Our staff aims to be efficient but we never want you to feel rushed. We hope to see you back soon for another shot. Please let us know! More 

Pioneer, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I wasn't a fan of communal tables, but given the size of this restaurant, it is a necessity. However, I had the pleasure of sitting with three, local, older gentlemen who made the whole experience great. My daughters had the 1) kids pancakes and 2) the Fat Fred French Toast. I had the Maugerite Omelet. All three were excellent tasting,... More 

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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Fred's Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thank you emcii. We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal with us and had a good time at a communal table. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Amazing deep fried french toast. Friendly service. 20 minute walk from ferry pier. Worth the boat trip from San Francisco.

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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Fred's Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thank you Travelwithmykids. We're happy you enjoyed your meal and glad you made the trip! More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Friendly service, so-so food although the spuds are great. Millionaire bacon looked interesting. 5 slides per pound baked for hours in brown sugar.

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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Fred's Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit and review, Pcarlaw. We hope you can get back to try the Millionaire's Bacon one day soon! More 

Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We drove over to Sausalito as we were in town for vacation. A quick check of tripadvisor let us know that we should stop at Fred's for lunch. We got a table out front and it was a nice December day to eat outside. The waiter was very friendly and did recommend the chicken sandwich. He was so right. It... More 

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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Fred's Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Hi Werbirich family. Thank you for visiting us and we're happy to know you enjoyed your food. Please accept our apologies if the service fell short. We are normally very attentive to the outdoor tables and don't know what happened but we'll make sure it doesn't happen again. We hope next time you come back you'll find the service just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1917 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
  • Phone Number: (415) 332-4575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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