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Dottie's True Blue Cafe

28 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602 (SoMa)
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Ranked #45 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Café
Neighborhood: SoMa
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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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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This establishment isn't in the nicest part of town, but it is definitely worth visiting! The food is amazing! We ate here twice on our 5 day vacation. Their grilled chili-cheddar corn bread with jalapeno jelly is delicious. We also enjoyed their blueberry cornmeal pancakes, the pulled pork scramble, and Dottie's famous pancakes. There isn't a lot of seating, so... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I read about Dottie's here in Tripadvisor and went there in September 2014. The food is fantastic and everybody should go there for a breakfast or brunch. We waited about half an hour on a Sunday but it is worth it. Excelent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Perfect San Francisco breakfast! The fennel sausage scrambler with the cornbread and coffee was delicious! Portions are huge so split a meal and give a big tio. Service - great. Atmosphere - neat old building with interior character and interest. Sit at the community table and strike up a conversation with a friendly local or tourist and you will triple... More

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Surrey, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I strolled towards Dottie's (which has very poor signage in a shady part of the city making it next to impossible to find). We went in a little late, because we had so much fun the night before and ended up staying late till about 1am (yes that's late for us). We waited, Id say about an... More

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Netanya, Israel
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went there after getting recommendations from friends. We find it nothing but a nice breakfast. not more. the pancakes were also average. you can order only 1 time. if you wanna order something more, you can't. we laso waited for 30 minutes to get in.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We arrived at DTBC around 9:10 am and there was a line formed around the corner. We waited 35 minutes to be seated. Once seated it took our server about 10 minutes to take our order. He was not as forthcoming with suggestions as the other server was but we finally decided on food. I had the spinach, mushroom and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Yes, there is a line, but the experience is worth it. The food is amazing (though large portioned) and the waiters are all extremely helpful. Even the decorations are cute. And you get served fairly quickly once you get seated.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A tour guide we met whilst in San Francisco recommended this place for breakfast so we thought we'd try it out. He was bang on with the recommendation. We loved the place! It had really great decor inside and a fantastic atmosphere. My girlfriend ordered some kind of egg breakfast with hash browns and bacon and I went for eggs... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Definitely worth the wait, even in a not-so-great part of town. Yes you have to put up with homeless drunks while waiting in line for this place, but it's worth it. The food was amazing. The cornbread with jalepeno jelly was AMAZING. We took our leftovers back to the hotel for breakfast the next day. While the French roast coffee... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Had to queue even on a Monday morning but it was worth the wait! Breakfast was amazing - i had the blackbean cakes which were delicious and something different to normal breakfast stuff. My boyfriend had eggs bacon and pancakes and said the pancakes were some of the best he'd ever had! Definitely recommend!

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