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Cafe Bean

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800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 928-0888
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Hit the spot

We were really hungry, the food was good and quick, and the service friendly. I'd stop there again if in the neighborhood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Sue M
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We were really hungry, the food was good and quick, and the service friendly. I'd stop there again if in the neighborhood.

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Rockville, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I think Cafe Bean neither deserves the lavish praise nor the extreme disappointment of some of the other reviews. Honestly, I feel it's a little less expensive than some of the trendier breakfast places on Sutter Street, but there's going to be a trade-off of course: the portions are small(ish) and it's not a foodie destination. That might be appealing... More 

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Chesapeake
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Only a block from our hotel, the Wyndham Canterbury, we enjoyed delicious coffee, French toast, bacon,oj and a bagel egg sandwich.The owner was courteous. We will return.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I wanted to pop into this place to do a little trip planning on my laptop and relax before taking on my day in San Fran. The man at the counter was very nice and made a good hot chai, but he waited until after I got my coffee to tell me that the place has zero outlets... really? It's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We went here on the recommendation from prior trip advisors and were sorely disappointed. This place was empty and the one person serving was unhelpful. We wanted pancakes, but were told they only do pancakes on the weekends- so there was a very limited menu. Food was slow and very simple. The Dutch smash eggs, were more like plastic cheese... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We came here for an early breakfast. Enjoyed all the windows and having the city all around us. The man working there was very nice, great service and very good food. Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place, low key, funky. Everyone in the family found something.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We popped into Café Bean after a long day out sight seeing for a couple of beers and spend a relaxing hour sitting outside people watching. We returned the next morning for breakfast which was of a good quality with lots of choice available. The lunch menu looked very good too. Pop in too if you get chance.

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Cafe bean is popular with students, locals and visitors for its excellent coffee and low cost breakfasts and lunches. Cafe Bean has a constant stream of customers, no doubt due to the friendly proprietor and excellent valus.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We discovered this place the next to the last day! Had breakfast there two days in a row. Just about the best latte I have EVER had.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Had breakfast here. The chai latte, omelettes, and choco croissant were delicious, but the service took awhile and the prices were kind of high. I would recommend if you're in a mood to sit, chat, and enjoy a good hearty meal, but not if you're in a hurry. Also, they were out of some ingredients because they weren't in season,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 928-0888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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