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1131 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3207
650-872-2810
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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, Breakfast

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
JoAnn's Cafe - Great for breakfast

Went in on a Saturday morning for breakfast. There were 3 of us and we were seated quickly. Food is better than average and pricey for breakfast food. My dad had the oatmeal, which came with heavy whipping cream, brown sugar, and a really unique homemade apple/raisin sauce. It was very tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Roseann R
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South San Francisco, California
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South San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went in on a Saturday morning for breakfast. There were 3 of us and we were seated quickly. Food is better than average and pricey for breakfast food. My dad had the oatmeal, which came with heavy whipping cream, brown sugar, and a really unique homemade apple/raisin sauce. It was very tasty and excellent for oatmeal. Place is small and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stop for my lunch hour sat at the counter. I got the carna asada omelet special. This was very very good . staff was very nice. So you pay for what you get. $18.42 alittle pricey for one meal but it was well worth it. :) can wait to go again and i will.

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Monterey, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We came in with a party of 4 on Sunday around 10 am, it was crowded, but we were seated almost immediately by our server who was a very nice, smiley young man. Service was a bit slow, but was to be expected seeing as they had a full house, we got drinks right away, fresh squeezed oj was a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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