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500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
(415) 441-5669
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Ranked #861 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Federal Way, Washington
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A friend asked me to meet her at Ella's for breakfast, and I was pleasantly surprised. Airy, and open with nice window views of the street. Their menu was creative. Bourbon waffles or something like that...but I had an omelette and fruit, my friend had eggs and hash browns. It was busy, and the waiter seated us in a crowded... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Ella's stands strong as a solid breakfast choice in SF. I went back last week with my family after a 8 year break. It's still wonderful. Had the hash, tried everyone else's plates. All were excellent.

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Fresno, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and his groomsman ordered a pizza and brought it back to the hotel, they ended up getting the runs from their pizza :(

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Love this place. Make sure to order the pancakes and share. The hash dishes are all delicious!! Blood orange mimosas when in season are a must!! Worth the wait.. Tip put in your name early as possible to get seated.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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328 reviews 328 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped by Ella's because it was close to where we planned to work out. We split a turkey burger and beef burger lunch. The beef was great: fresh, lots of cheddar cheese, grilled bun...wonderful. The turkey burger was fine, but nothing special. The dining area was comfortable with a bit of noise. I could see this place being uneven... More 

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Salvador, BA
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The only way to go back there would be if I had to choose between that place and an IHop. My eggs Benedict tasted like vinegar, biscuit was awful and heavy, spinach a weird chemical taste. I don't get why was so busy... Maybe I ordered the wrong dish... Staff was really nice but our dish took too long to... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were staying across the street at the Laurel Inn and came here for breakfast twice. The first day it was like walking in to a meal at a day care as it was filled with families with very young kids. Needless to say, it was also very noisy because of that. The food however was very good and my... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great place for a good breakfast. Homemade granola is super. Very friendly people. A must if you stay in the Laurel Inn where we stayed during our Holiday.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a great place for brunch. It is a neighborhood place and can get crowded. There are lots of breakfast options. The biscuits are large and fresh. The fruit cup is also good. The cinnamon roll looked wonderful with lots of pecans (but I didn't try it).

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detroit, michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It offered a great breakfast and dinner. The prices were exceptional and the staff were right on. It was located across the street from the Laurel Inn where we stayed for a few days.

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Additional Information about Ella's

Address: 500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
Phone Number: (415) 441-5669
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Californian

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