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Cafe Isabella

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1414 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small but friendly

So small we almost missed it. My wife and I had a quick lunch during our walking tour of the city. Loved it. It's friendly, good service and amazing portions. My wife had a ciabatta sandwich that was too big for her to finish and i had a simple but delicious bagel with cream cheese. Not much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Paul_K_Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So small we almost missed it. My wife and I had a quick lunch during our walking tour of the city. Loved it. It's friendly, good service and amazing portions. My wife had a ciabatta sandwich that was too big for her to finish and i had a simple but delicious bagel with cream cheese. Not much room to sit... More 

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Rheinberg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

After an hour waiting right in front of Mama's restaurant I decided to leave for Isabella's Cafe. The restaurant is mostly visited by locals. It is small with 4 tables. A very friendly ( possibly the owner ) lady took my order. After a short while I am sitting at the colorful table, taking a bite of my delicious burrito... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We live down the street from Cafe Isabella's and have been going there for a few years now. We love the owner and her staff. Wonderful people who make an outstanding breakfast and lunch. Don't forget her Cafe Mocha Azteca. I am hooked. Her tamales? Superb. Only downside? Everyone knows how good they are so she tends to run out.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Their breakfast burritos are big enough to share or if you are really hungry, but they are awesome! Coffee is good too. Take it to go as they only have 4 tables.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I was The owner is very kind and her cookies are awesome! Near from Fairmont Hotel, about 3 blocks far from Fairmont.

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Pennsylvania, US
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Best Friends burrito was quite tasty. I thoroughly enjoyed my latte too. They have a broad-ranging menu of burritos, breakfast sandwiches and other sandwich options, along with some baked goods. The prices were quite reasonable and the service was friendly. There are a few tables inside and a couple outside; many neighborhood residents seem to take their food to... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I both got the egg and cheese croissant, which was delicious. They had very reasonable prices.

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Mount Gilead, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Isabella's is a great spot to stop in if you're in the Chinatown/North Beach area north of Broadway. They have truly awesome breakfast burritos that are comparable in size to a standard Chipotle burrito! You'll pay about $9 for it, which isn't bad for the area. A large coffee will only set you back about $2.50, and you can't even... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I was craving for a bagel and was I excited when my phone told me this place was nearby. Located in a residential area, this place was small! However it was packed. For awhile there, I wasn't sure if a table was going to available by the time our food came out. I was there with my fiance and he... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

While walking from Fort Mason to the Cable Car Museum we found this nice cafe for brekky and coffee.The owners are lovely and the food was great.Geoff Bensley Byron Bay Australia

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Additional Information about Cafe Isabella

Address: 1414 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 3:00 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 - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1414 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 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 - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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