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2298 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1506
415-621-8579
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Ranked #1,772 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Seafood, Californian, Café
Neighborhood:
The Castro
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Cafe Flore was recommended as a cool place for lunch. As you approach the place seems to be very popular and for a party of 6 we were lucky to be shown straight to a table. There are more tables on the outside terrace than inside however there was a general buzz about the place. Unfortunately we had a 45... More 

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San Francisco, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

1. Going here is always full of surprises 2. Walked in for breakfast with a friend last Saturday (29/11) 3. Hostess was surprisingly friendly.... A rarity... Told us to seat anywhere 4. Menu was offered in our seat and order was taken therefrom ; not the usual going to line up by the back area 5. Ordered Mac and cheese... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Been here many times, every time i come to sf. Used to have to order at the counter and they gave you a number for your food order, you took your own drinks from the bar and the system worked fine. Went back couple of weeks ago and its all changed and for the worse. Theyhave now table service but... More 

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San Francisco
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What the heck happened to Flore? I'm shocked at how unbelievably awful the service has become, and am in mourning over what used to be a wonderful place to experience the "cafe life," with a twist. If you've never been, sorry you got here too late. And don't believe the travel guides that still reference this as a SF icon,... More 

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Seattle
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We always eat here when visiting this area of San Francisco. Good service, great menu, reasonable and nice ambience. Their Southern Chicken sandwich is HUGE. You will take half home.

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El Cerrito, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Veggie sandwich and an ice coffee. Gay men. Good service. ....................................................................................................

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North UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

So after over two weeks in the USA, eating out at least twice a day this place wins the award for the worst place we went too. When we went in were were told to sit anywhere we liked so did; then we waited, and waited. The couple next to us left (having not ordered anything) and then another couple... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Flore changed from counter ordering to table service, and introduced an entirely different (and much smaller) menu. Nothing wrong with that in itself.... However, what we had wasn't to the previous standard at all. The Big bear breakfast, for example, came with a substandard bacon, tasteless potatoes, and sausages that kept us arguing for some time (we still haven't really... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lovely friendly cafe perfect for people watching. The location has a great vibe and there's a nice sheltered patio to enjoy the sunshine. It's always busy with locals which is always a good sign. The salads are beautiful and reasonably priced. I don't care if the service wasn't super fast as it gave us time to unwind and savour the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

... but great benedicts eggs and brunch food plates... So you know when you come here what it's for...

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Additional Information about Cafe Flore

Address: 2298 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1506
Phone Number: 415-621-8579
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Seafood, Californian, Café

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