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Dottie's True Blue Cafe

28 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
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Ranked #52 of 4,923 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Now located in a beautiful 1910 building with brick walls and hardwood floors with an open kitchen and very cozy atmosphere. Roof top seating when the weather permits for coffee and pastries or a glass of wine in the afternoon. We have an additional seating capacity of approximately 24 making for a quicker turnaround.
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Atherton, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fabulous food and service! The fennel sausage and spinach eggs and the black bean cakes with sour cream and pico de gallo with eggs any way were our favorites. Both come with the corn bread and jalapeño jam - a must try! While waiting, sip a nicely-sized Mimosa and try one of the coffee cakes - served warm - so... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I had a breakfast here and it was delicious. Yet do not go here if you are looking for a traditional meal, the flavours aren't that if up your average joe's. Be prepared to queue for the restaurant and be aware the neighbourhood surrounding isn't the most pleasant and is a little ceady. Having said this you... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

They have moved since I have been here last and it is such an improvement. The space is much larger, nice décor. The food is as good as ever, varied ingredients, the muffins are fresh and delicious. Staff are friendly and quick with a coffee refill. If you are in town, you have to try it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Dottie's continues to have a queue outside , partly because it is IN THE CITY and there are just people (not just tourists) who patronise this place for breakfast or brunch. If you drive, parking along curbside is a challenge. The reason being is that parking meters are only 2hr limit and your long line queue could take 1 hr...... More

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Palo Alto, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We joined a small line :15 before opening, and it went part way down the adjacent block when the doors opened. The line was almost as long when we left perhaps :90 later. The reason is obvious--generous helpings of extraordinarily good food - lots of egg variations and baked goods, tasty coffee, professional service, and reasonable prices. My wife had... More

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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We waited outside for 25 minutes, outside the restaurant is kind of a beat down neighborhood with lots of homeless people, but if you have an open mind and just focus on getting in the restaurant then you wont have a problem, it was an experience. The food was amazing, my husband got the fritatata with avocado and other veggies,... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We waiting in line, in the rain, for 30 minutes to get into Dottie's. I would have waited even longer. You are greeted at the door by someone who's first question is "How are you today?". That sets the tone for the entire experience. The decor is great, this place has been refurbed with love and care. The wait staff... More

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning around 8:00 and the wait to get in was about 45 minutes. Honestly, the problem was not the wait to get in, but more so the area in which we waited--many homeless beggars. I know SF and generally this does not bother me but there was nowhere to go, we were stuck in a... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Sunday at 8.45. Crazy queue, waited a while and left. Ended up having breakfast downtown. Disappointed not to get in. Advice..... Get there early!

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Malmo, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Be there early, especially on weekends or prepare for a 20-30 minutes queuing. However, we'll worth waiting for given value for money and atmosphere. We ordered 3 dishes for 2 adults, 1 teenager and 1 kid which was perfectly enough.

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