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1131 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3207
650-872-2810
Today
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast in south San Francisco

Arrived at 930 am on Saturday and got right in. Friendly and helpful service. Espresso is more like a strong coffee. Ordered the sauteed polenta cake special with poached eggs - was delicious - polenta was perfectly cooked and very tasty. Also ordered spicy migas which was also delicious and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
pilot12
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Seattle
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  • Families with children
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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Every time my husband and I go to San Francisco, we try to stop at Joann's and have breakfast. We did so yesterday and it doesn't disappoint. Service is great, food is excellent and value terrific. I had the chorizo burrito, which is large enough to share. There's a definate mexican-bias towards the cooking, which is great, but there were... More 

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Seattle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Arrived at 930 am on Saturday and got right in. Friendly and helpful service. Espresso is more like a strong coffee. Ordered the sauteed polenta cake special with poached eggs - was delicious - polenta was perfectly cooked and very tasty. Also ordered spicy migas which was also delicious and hot. Great prices for a delicious breakfast!

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South San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place has pretty consistently good food but it is very small, with limited seating, so don't go there if you are starving--you'll be waiting a while for a table. If you don't mind sitting at the counter, that can cut down on the wait. Their baked goods are tasty as a side for breakfast. As usual in most of... More 

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South San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excelente food but always is packed. I dont know if it has been expanded but it is very small for many clients that it has

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Pacifica, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We've been going to this place for great breakfast and lunch for at least a decade. The menu is basic American for the most part, with all the classics for breakfast, great sandwiches and salads for lunch. So generous we often share between us and they always split the dish in the kitchen, which is very sweet of them. Today... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The food here is Awesome. I was in town visiting from Florida and this place was great everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Everything that the six people in our party ordered was awesome not one persons food was wrong or tasted bad those good odds.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you are near the airport and want a great breakfast go here. Avoid the chains like IHOP. This place is pure homemade. Had eggs with chorizo and home fries. Very good. Service was excellent. Its a dinner!!! Near the airport a cant miss

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San Bruno
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I had the sleeping beauty and my friend had the TAS for lunch - we both loved the sandwiches and the fries were really good. Service was quick and friendly. Only real negative for me was the walk to the small bathroom in the back through the kitchen - it's a cramped walk and you have to squeeze past all... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

I ate breakfast here twice. I liked the granola...the buckwheat pancakes were a little dry though...bacon was sublime! Orange juice had to be fresh squeezed! The scone was uninspired...but my husband's & mother-in-law's eggs looked great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went with a few different taste buds and everyone was satisfied. From breakfast to burgers. Great food. Tucked away, but worth looking for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1131 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 650-872-2810

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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