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Ella's

500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
(415) 441-5669
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Ranked #458 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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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
Pflugerville, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service! The bakery items are delicious (huge portion - two can easily share on piece of coffee cake or sticky roll) and the breakfast is clean, delicious, and bursting with flavor. Ella's is known for their chicken hash which is very tasty. The salmon scramble is also excellent! Very friendly and efficient wait staff.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We love coming over to Ella's. The fried egg sandwich is delicious. Any baked good will blow your mind. I highly suggest this whether you are in a couple, a family, or with a group of friends.

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We've been here for both breakfast and lunch. Yesterday, we stopped in for lunch. I had the Ella Burger, my wife had the turkey burger. Both were very good. My burger was cooked perfectly and came with seasoned fries and some pickle chips that I was told were store-made. My wife's came with a salad. Both were very good. Breakfasts... More

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This place is always busy, so be prepared to wait for a bit. Breakfasts here are really good-a bit expensive, but this is San Francisco. The chicken hash is very good, as are the egg dishes that we have tried. The baked goods that are served with breakfast are outstanding-try the homemade berry jam!

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Morro Bay, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Karen P My husband and I decided to visit Ella's restaurant for lunch. The price was on the high side, the menu was adequate but the meal was disappointing . I ordered the Catfish Po'Boy and the fish was cold. Not just luke warm but cold. My husband had the special of the day, an open face omelette. His meal... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

You'll be coaxed to wait in line for up to an our on a weekend morning because every time the door opens, the smell of freshly baked bread will remind you what's in store. I'm a fan of the croquette-ish chicken hash, while a friend of mine swears Ella's serve the best ham and eggs. Something of a southern twist... More

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I went in at 11:45 on a weekday thinking I would be having lunch, but was given the breakfast menu. I guess I could have waited, as they were not busy and I was not in a hurry, but I saw something on the breakfast menu that caught my eye, so I ordered it. It was corned beef hash and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I've eaten at Ella's over the years and on a recent trip back to the Bay Area, it was nice to find the place was still one to recommend. The food is delicious and the portions are certainly big enough -- I took half my salad home afterward. The menu isn't huge but it's broad, with good options for vegetarians.... More

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