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Cafe De La Presse

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352 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Bush St.)
415 398 2860
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with...
For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.
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  • 320
    Very good
  • 128
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good french

Order the weekday special, consistently good. Service is good. Good people watching if you sit outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
elizabeth r
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I went to this place twice, since I was staying at the adjacent hotel, and seems to be a meeting point for the French expat community. The first time (for a late Monday lunch), I sat outside and in general the service was good; my steak frites was good, and the wine a bit overpriced for the quality. The outside... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went here during the evening in July with some colleagues, and we were hungry for some European style food. We found this place that is near Chinatown so we decided to give it a try. We expected by the decoration and by the looks of the owner that this place had a French style. However, the decoration and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Order the weekday special, consistently good. Service is good. Good people watching if you sit outside.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Love the wine list, and it was good place to hang out as a solo traveller ... Close to China town and shops .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great place to lunch or dine. The reason I gave it only a two star rating and why I want to throw up is because this place cannot be trusted. They manipulated my last bill and added a couple of cents to the total without our consent. This is absolutely not done. So avoid the place if you can, unless... More 

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San Antonio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I love a comfortable breakfast where we can spread out newspapers and read over coffee or cappuccino. Croissants and other pastries, egg dishes, yogurt, granola, etc. Fairly roomy and a variety of newspapers for sale. As leisurely as you like and well located. We will definitely go back.

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greenock, scotland
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I sat outside here to soak up the sunshine while having some drinks one afternoon during our visit to San Francisco. All the tables were busy and the majority of customers were enjoying the sunshine. This is when the arrogant/rude manageress decided that she would put up parasols to block out the sunshine we were enjoying. She... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Pancakes were amazing! Huge & fluffy!! Crossiants fresh & delicious! Service was good, not great, but it was a busy morning in the middle of summer!

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Darien, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My family and I were walking along the street when we stumbled upon this restaurant. As I have studied French, I was able to enjoy the menu and restaurant. It was very good, and our waiter was knowledgeable about the food.

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Waiter let us substitute bacon for the ham. Hollandaise sauce was amazing. Latte was great but not that hot though butter croissants were yummy. Great breakfast spot!

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Additional Information about Cafe De La Presse

Address: 352 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: 415 398 2860
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 352 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
    (Bush St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415 398 2860

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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

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