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Ella's

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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch Nearby

This cozy restaurant was located just .2 mile from where we were staying and seeing it's good reviews we gave it a try. It's just across the intersection from the Jewish Community Center. We had an early afternoon lunch and enjoyed iced tea and split a Reuben Sandwich with fries. The sandwich was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
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New York
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful breakfast. Eggs were fabulous. Note can be crowded on weekends with families, but great place to start the day.

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Thank skippy482013
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145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This cozy restaurant was located just .2 mile from where we were staying and seeing it's good reviews we gave it a try. It's just across the intersection from the Jewish Community Center. We had an early afternoon lunch and enjoyed iced tea and split a Reuben Sandwich with fries. The sandwich was great with a generous portion of corned... More 

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Thank MMM_and_MPM
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I ate here last year (2014) and it was very good. Recently went back (2015): We ate here twice in 2 days and both times I wasn't too impressed. We had brunch and breakfast. Both times eggs and sausage were served cold. Found the dishes were lacking flavor. Overall not too impressed with them this time around. We went back... More 

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Thank Joe C
Rutherford, California
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I had an appt in the neighborhood Saturday brunch time, with friends we walked in, gave name on waiting list. There was empty bar seating but we had time for a table and got a back window corner table after 15 mins. There seems to be a control with waiting to match the kitchen traffic. Pleasant decor, clean, attentive staff,... More 

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Thank napavalleygal
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

It was fine for a quick stop for brunch. Mostly egg dishes, but limited as to preparation. Cobb salad good with grilled chicken, crispy bacon, and adequate avocado.

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Thank SKO4444
Pennsylvania, USA
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541 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

What a nice, low-key breakfast stop! It has a solid mix of breakfast choices with exceptional bread. Low carb diet or not, try it! TIP: No charge for parking before 9AM.

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Thank CuriousTravelerRadio
Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Ella's menu changes so their breakfast choices are interesting and not always the same. They offered a folded omelet which is one of my favorites and the eggs benedict looked awesome.

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Thank Joyce M
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Kristi W
New Jersey
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank Karen C
Washington, DC
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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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

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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?