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500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
(415) 441-5669
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
vintage nostalgic

We were sitting next to a couple of male patrons in their 70's and they were talking about how the breakfast menu reminded them of traditional American fares in the 50's. Now, i learned Ella's is been there since the 90's but I can see what they were referring to. My husband ordered their homemade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Washington, DC
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great food! We ate breakfast and it was great! My cousin lives in San Fran and told us Ella's has the best breakfast in San Fran. Nice atmosphere.

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New Jersey
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Had an absolutely delicious brunch here with family. No reservations, so we had to wait (expected that in advance) and it was worth it. Wonderful eclectic brunch menu!

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Washington, DC
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were sitting next to a couple of male patrons in their 70's and they were talking about how the breakfast menu reminded them of traditional American fares in the 50's. Now, i learned Ella's is been there since the 90's but I can see what they were referring to. My husband ordered their homemade oatmeal and I ordered sunny-side... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Loved their breakfast, quality food with great ingredients and real maple syrup. A little pricey but it is SF so we expect it.

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Another great place to have breakfast in San Francisco. This was also recommended by a few friends and the AirBNB. We walked on Presidio Ave & found it! The name of the place is hidden by trees, you really have to look for it. The place is at a corner. It is very clean and the service was awesome. They... More 

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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Liked that it was right across the street from the hotel. Very good breakfasts/from eggs, bacon to super origional looking french toast waffle stuff.

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Nashville, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

After reading about Ella's in an article that talked about the best places for brunch in SF, my husband and I were really excited to try it out. Boy were we disappointed. First off, as soon as we walked in we noticed an off-putting smell. The restaurant was dirty and chaotic. We were seated quickly, at the counter, where I... More 

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Redwood Valley, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

After our first visit, we decided we'll come back to Ella's for breakfast that really hits the spot. I meant to get healthy yogurt and granola, but the neighboring table was getting served biscuits and egg dishes so we went for it. My eggs were perfectly poached and the biscuit was excellent. Gravy was a chicken gravy, which was good... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Fantastic breakfast. The breads were homemade and the combinations of food made for great selection of meals

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Breakfast is large and tasty- the staff is very experienced. Locals know they can get a reliable breakfast here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 441-5669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?