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Cafe Isabella

Nob Hill
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1414 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
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7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Little Hide-away Gem

Saw the review on Trip Advisor, and decided to try this place. We were not disappointed. It is away from the hustle and bustle, and tourists who venture into the well known establishments. The menu is on the wall, and you order at the counter. There is only seating for approx. 15 people, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
New Jersey
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New Jersey
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Saw the review on Trip Advisor, and decided to try this place. We were not disappointed. It is away from the hustle and bustle, and tourists who venture into the well known establishments. The menu is on the wall, and you order at the counter. There is only seating for approx. 15 people, so you need to be lucky, otherwise... More 

Thank CaptDad42
Portland, Oregon
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank Paul_K_Oregon
Rheinberg, Germany
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

Thank Porterricks
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank TheChavelas
Miami, Florida
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank MelB_1384
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank Robson M
Pennsylvania, US
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385 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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 

Thank nylady21
Palm City, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lauren B
Mount Gilead, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Smagnumpi
Los Angeles
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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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
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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