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Kate's Kitchen

471 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3505 (Hayes Valley)
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Ranked #682 of 4,947 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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English first
San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Placentia, CA
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189 reviews 189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We tried this place for breakfast. I kind of like omelettes and English muffins for breakfast. This place had neither but the pancakes were recommended so we tried them. I guess there is no accounting for taste because three out of four of us did not like these pancakes. They were very different from what we usually have. We also... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We headed out for breakfast and found Kate's on Haight. We waited since we were a party of three, but it was well worth it. The food was delicious with something for everyone. Meat or veggie selections, as well as fresh juices. We enjoyed the carrot. Serving sizes are huge. Be prepared for food coma later.

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Trinidad, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When we stayed in the lower Haight this week while in town on business. We were not sure where to eat breakfast but stumbled on this small but very popular café. What a find! Unlike some café breakfasts with predictable mush, Kate's was full of fresh, in-house made options. I hard a difficult time deciding. Lots of fresh fruit on... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went as a group of 6, so there was a short wait (not a lot of seating). The food was excellent, with almost everyone trying something different, and no one disappointed.

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Yakima, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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247 reviews 247 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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