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Fred's Coffee Shop

1917 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-4575
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Ranked #1 of 72 restaurants in Sausalito
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
McLean, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Always big on good breakfasts, I was determined to visit Fred's while in Sausalito. After a vigorous visit to Muir Woods (also a must see), we headed to Fred's for lunch. Note, they close after lunch and so we were grateful to get there before 2:00. Ordered their famous Fred's French Toast (deep-fried) along with Millionaire bacon and two eggs... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped at Fred's for breakfast on the way up to Muir Woods for a family outing. Terrific place. I couldn't resist ordering the 'Fat Fred' with Millionaire's bacon. Any place that bakes extra thick bacon in brown sugar and cayenne and whatever else for five hours is five stars in my book. The Fat Fred is deep fried French toast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Millionaire's bacon and huge pancakes, with fluffy omelets! yum city! the best grapefruit juice I have ever tasted!

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

Thank you Chris! We hope to see you again one day. More

Arvada, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I happened to be starving for breakfast while in Sausalito and the sign had it all. My boyfriend had the deep fried french toast, it is The Best french toast on the planet!! I am not a bacon lover, OMgoooodnesss their bacon is amazing. Seriously, it was fantastic. I was trying to watch my girlish figure and had the spinach... More

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

Thank you for such a great review, DM. We love your comments and are glad to hear you were such a fan! More

Kent UK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Found "Fred's Coffee Shop" via trip advisor. So very pleased that I bothered to research this establishment. Plenty of parking at the back, nice atmosphere, friendly and fast service. Went once and enjoyed the experience so much returned with friends two days later. I was treated like a regular, friendly, charming service. Everything i could hope for in an American... More

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

Hi Kent. Yes! please do come in every day! We appreciate your two visits and are happy to hear you are a fan. Come visit us again next trip. Thanks for the great review. More

Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

It's a small mom&pop's restaurant and we actually missed it when we were trying to look for the sign. We ordered the Swedish pancakes and the special hashbrowns (not the regular hashbrown listed in their menu). Swedish pancakes were only good with the blueberries and strawberries on top; they're very thin, light, and a bit spongy. We were madly in... More

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

Thank you avidtourist. We appreciate the kind words and 5 stars. It's nice to hear you enjoyed your hashbowns so much! More

Marin County, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My wife and I have been loyal customers since it was owned by the original Fred. Best breakfast in Marin. The pancakes are perfect - light, spongy: perfect to soak up syrup or butter or jam. Great hash browns. Awesome omelets - they froth up the beaten eggs to make the omelet thicker. It's almost always crowded. You may have... More

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

Thank you HawthorneHoodlum. It's good to hear from an original that we've kept Fred's true to form. We appreciate your continued business and hope to see you again soon. More

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A bustling little cafe about a mile down from where the ferry is. Tables are shared, there is bar seating and a few tables outside. When I arrived at 11:30 there was a line but my wait was short. The coffee was fresh and delicious. I had the breakfast sandwich melt with eggs over easy, cheese and bacon on wheat... More

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

Thank you Jolie. It's nice to hear how much you enjoyed our breakfast. We appreciate your kind words. More

Cypress, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I lived in Sausalito from 1976-1979 and enjoyed immensely eating at Fred's. Fred was alive then and what a character. He told me they should put video cameras on top of the light poles at every intersection to keep track of people. Sure enough, it's happening. Anyway, every time I go back to Sausalito I stop by. The fluffy scrambled... More

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

Thank you for all the kind words Bob. It's nice to hear from someone who's been visiting Fred's for 35 years and still loving it. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. More

San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Choose this cafe as was number 1 for breakfast in saulsilto. The cafe has a cool vibe - loved the bar stools at counter Service was super quick and efficient. Food was disappointing. Lacking flavor and taste

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

Hi Smilie Travels. Thank you for visiting us. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your food. We don't know where we could have gone wrong on your meal but hopefully you can return one day and have a better experience. More

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