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471 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3505 (Hayes Valley)
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Ranked #334 of 5,040 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Let me first say, this was my favorite breakfast in the city, and one of my top places to re visit! This is a CASH only restaurant!! That being said, it's affordable, (7-10 bucks get's you a lot of food). I would recommend splitting, if you don't want to over eat, because I know I did. I got a special... More 

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It is really hard to choose what to eat at Kate's because everything on the menu looks amazing. My fiancee, Jill, and I have just returned from 1.5 years in Beijing and when our friend, Leslie, suggested we eat at Kate's, we were excited and couldn't wait. It took a bit of time to get seated, since it was Saturday... More 

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Denver, CO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was sitting in Kate's noticing the looks on folks looking in the window trying to decide to come in. Go in! Foods great. Excellent service. San Francisco throw back neighborhood; kind of seedy but shopping worthy. Up towards the park it gets less seedy but Kate's is in the middle of it. I had the hash. Excellent! Big food... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If I knew I'd have one meal left before I died, I'd go here for the French Toast Orgy. A pile of delicious orange spice french toast topped with granola, yogurt, fruit and honey has powered many of my long San Francisco hikes without the usual food coma following a huge breakfast. The coffee is delightful, and they now even... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went here for a late breakfast on a non busy weekday morning. The food was excellent! The service was very friendly. The only downside I saw was that there was too selection that it is hard to decide which meal to order as well as the potential for this place to be packed on the weekends.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went here for brunch, the portions were massive, the staff friendly and to top it off it was good value. The location is a bit random, it's just a bit away from Haight/Ashbury, probably about a 10 minute walk but there are some nice shops around, it's right next door to the weed shop if that helps! It was... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This restaurant is a fun and funky place to enjoy a unique but fantastic breakfast. Lots of vegan/veggie options as well. Very small place, so there may be a wait.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Kate's on Haight off of Market, great breakfast hole in the wall, i like it way way better than Mama's the one in the books for breakfast in SF. The cornmeal buttermilk pancake with ginger peach topping is great. But the Fennel or something like that hash which is their Cornbeef hash is the way to go, or better get... More 

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Georgia, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stopped at this small, lively spot for a Sunday breakfast. Our group of four were fortunate to arrive early enough to get a table immediately - when we left (quite full) there was already a line out the door. I had an order of their popular French toast, covered with yogurt, fruit, and granola. It was delicious, and so large... More 

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not as transcendentally excellent as when Kate's mom owned it back in the '90s, but still good, serving big, nasty breakfasts that will fill you up and out. If you don't order hushpuppies as soon as you are seated, you don't deserve to come here.

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Additional Information about Kate's Kitchen

Address: 471 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3505
Phone Number: 415-626-3984
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

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