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Dottie's True Blue Cafe

28 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602 (SoMa)
4158852767
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Ranked #49 of 5,012 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Their pancakes and lamb sausage are well worth the wait in case you show up late. Not being a fan of American coffee, the coffee was well above average

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There's a queue so get there early. There were 5 people in our party and we all ordered something different and some ordering multiple dishes. This place does what they do very well with boundless flavors and options. I can't imagine anyone not liking this place. The only thing that we disliked was the pardon the inconvenience but our credit... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Lovely place, excellent breakfast food, huge portions (share with a friend or take a doggy bag!), great value for money. You'll likely have to wait in line for a bit, about 20-30 minutes, but the queue moves fairly quickly (it's not quite the hipster place yet where diners take 5,721 photos of their food plus selfies).

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Southampton
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We arrived just before opening on a Friday morning and there was a short queue in front of us, when the doors were opened there was plenty of tables for everyone. Traditional dark wood interior and an open kitchen prep area at the front of the cafe makes for a good atmosphere. We had pancakes which had a nice cinnamon... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Be prepared to wait in line for 20+ mins to get inside and the neighborhood is shall we say "interesting"! But well worth the wait, everything looked great and tasted better, big portions, great flavors and reasonable prices. Serive is friendly and helpful. Will go back again before we leave town! Started with a coconut muffin-actually more like a small... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Honestly, the creations were unique and they get an A for effort but at the end of the day it's just scrambled eggs. the breads (dill and chili - cornbread) were overpowering and not the taste I was going for during breakfast. If I had to wait for hours like the other reviewers, I would not have ranked this a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very cute restaurant. We had to walk through a sketchy area to get there. I had French toast which was ok and husband had a hamburger. He liked his, I think I chose the wrong item on the menu.

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Reno, NV
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The area surrounding the cafe is dicey with plenty of down-on-their-luck citizens, vagrants, and junkies. Just ignore them and they will move along. Although, on both of my visits the ne'er-do-wells have made inappropriate comments to patrons waiting in line. As for the food - the egg scramble with tomato, bacon and bleu cheese was one of the best meals... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have been coming to this place since it opened. The food quality is so high. The recipes for absolutely everything from the cornbread to the pancakes and the grilled potatoes! Everything is made with love. Despite the long lines at times, the staff is friendly and efficient - they even seem happy which is rare in the restaurant business.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It may seem a bit chaotic out front but the food is very definitely worth the wait. If you don't like lines then go somewhere that isn't as good.

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Additional Information about Dottie's True Blue Cafe

Address: 28 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
Phone Number: 4158852767
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Café

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