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Dottie's True Blue Cafe

28 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
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Ranked #52 of 4,851 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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87% Recommend
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Boulder, CO
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It wasn't easy getting in, but it was a delicious meal! The service was friendly, but the restaurant was just laid back and no one was moving with any concern for customer's hunger or time constraints. We had an hour for lunch and couldn't get in and out in that time. We'll be back only when we have more time,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I arrived just before 9 on Thursday, and waited about 20 minutes for a table for 1. I ordered the 1920's Prohibition Whiskey Blueberry Crumb Cake (as advertised on the chalkboard outside), and it was excellent! The whipped cream was fresh (not chemical), and the cake was moist. The atmosphere inside is quiet enough to be able to have a... More

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Merced, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I've passed this place up many times due to the line for breakfast. I finally went Monday and only had about a 10 min wait. I'm do glad I did. From the blueberry corn meal pancakes, dill sourdough toast to the wild boar sausage) which I am convinced is the best sausage I've ever eaten) You simply can't go wrong... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband found this place online and off we ventured at 8am on a weekday. Even then the queue was out of the door and the wait was around 20-25 mins. But worth the wait! The breakfast portions are huge and tasty. My husband had a 3 egg omelette and I had pancakes. For coffee, tea, an omelette with a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We waited 45 mins for a table for 6 on a Saturday but it was worth it. The food was delicious - freshly prepared and well seasoned. Service was excellent. Try the pancake!

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Concord, MA, USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Dottie's is just into the Tenderloin (a sketchy neighborhood) and always has a line on weekends. We went on a weekday, got there early, and had a very short wait. The breakfasts are incredible. Coffee cakes, breads, and other "sweet stuff" are amazing and huge. Pick off the blackboard for wonderful stuff you've never seen before (there's a Speakeasy vibe... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The best pancakes we have ever had. Banana raspberry were awesome. So was the Fritatta. Worth the wait. Line at 9 on Sunday but still worth it. Excellent service as well.

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Dallas, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Hubby and I love, love, love it! We arrived early and were part of the first seating on a Saturday am. Good strong coffee, great cinnamon coffee cake, best pancakes ever, great crisp bacon, our favorite breakfast in the city. Each thing we ate was fresh, hot, and perfectly cooked. Waitstaff attentive and friendly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was a recommendation for the hotel that I stayed in. They had prepped me in advance to expect a line, but I only had to wait a couple of minutes to get a table. When you walk in, look the right you will see a section displaying the biggest and pretty scones I have ever seen in my life.... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We chose Dottie's because of the great reviews, and it did not disappoint. We got there shortly after it opened, and it quickly filled up. The pancakes with a hint of ginger and cinnamon were awesome. My husband had the gluten free banana and berry pancakes and they were great as well. The home fries were also very good. If... More

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