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Kate's Kitchen

471 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3505 (Hayes Valley)
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Ranked #683 of 4,926 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
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47 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Yakima, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great ambiance, food and service! My daughter and I both enjoyed the neighborhood and would definitely go again to sample more menu options!

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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I had breakfast here with friends, one of which was gluten free, and the food was great. Generous portions, friendly staff at an affordable price. My gluten free was impressed with the gluten-less biscuits. I would definitely go back.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I really wanted to like this place because it looks like it's been there forever and I was craving a hearty home-cooked breakfast. But sadly it fell well short of my expectations. The biggest issue I had was that everything was under-seasoned, not a lick of salt on anything which rendered it all very bland and boring. Second, I ordered... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Delicious food, generous portions, fair price. Aunt El's homemade sausage patties are delicious! My nephew had the corned beef hash and that was good. Chunks - not diced up pieces - of corned beef and potatoes. Carrots too. Service was attentive and friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Nice spot but small so expect to wait a bit during peak times, great menu and super friendly service. I probably would have give four stars but...I ordered the veggie scramble special which was pretty tasty until I found a pretty long hair in it. Completely ruined my meal. My husband liked his Blt but the soup was a bit... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We visited Kate's Kitchen after finding them on Scoutmob. They were offering free hushpuppies that day. They were perfect with the jelly. The place was very much a nod to a Southern style breakfast. The breakfast sandwich was served on a toasted sesame seed bun and with breakfast potatoes. It was quite tasty. And there some great street art and... More

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San Francisco, CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The cornmeal buttermilk pancakes here are the best. Top 'em off with strawberries and banana or lemon custard. Yum! Homey funky fun place with very reasonable prices and large portions.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I've been going to Kate's Kitchen for years, but there are several problems, that I see, that have persisted. 1) Not enough syrup! The pancakes and French toast are huge, and they give you this little drip of sap for the whole plate, and extra syrup is $1. 2) The home fries are good, but they are always only half-cooked;... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

French toast is yummy although a bit overwhelming. but totally worth the carbs! lol. perfect for sharing. (check out the photo!) Friendly staff. Great location with graffiti walls across the street. Laid back atmosphere. It seems like more locals go here. Was not crowded at all when we were there. Vegetarian friendly. Lots of organic food to choose from! Prices... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had breakfast once at Kate's Kitchen during our stay in San Francisco and really enjoyed it. We had pancakes and french toast with fresh fruit - both were excellent! The portions are huge, so a small stack of pancakes is enough - even if you are hungry. Very authentic place offering organic food we would definitively come back to!

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