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Rose's Cafe

2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 775-2200
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Ranked #437 of 4,938 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Californian, Café
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Steiner
Transit: 22 Fillmore
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Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a great lunch here, it was pretty busy but they managed to seat ourfamily of four, and take great care of us! Nice interior, very good food and friendly service. Recommended.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The City, much like another top food destination, New Orleans, does not offer a lot high quality morning breakfast destinations, fine hotels not withstanding. My wife had purchased tickets for the post WW2 Abstract Expressionist exhibit at the de Young, and knowing I'd need to eat something substantial before taking on such a daunting task, I offered to take her... More

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Cumberland, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We walked to Rose's from Hotel Del Sol. Oscar recommended this place to us when we checked in. Food excellent and wine excellent. Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff and food great! Would go back again and again!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In need of a dog friendly outdoor cafe I walked to find rose's cafe. The coffee , salads , sandwiches And desserts are lovely. Wait staff every time was pleasant , friendly & quick. Heaters are a nice plus for outdoor diners to adjust themselves.

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Melbourne Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visiting from Australia, our hotel recommended here. Thought we would show up with no booking at around 8.30 mid week on the off chance we may get in. We were lucky as two,people were just leaving. Loved the atmosphere, the service was great, the food was beautiful, we shared a pizza and fig salad with a carafe of red. Loved... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

While visiting San Francisco, we stumbled upon Rose's and decided the menu looked good, so we stopped for a late lunch. The menu includes wild salmon, which was very appealing to me, but not as a sandwich, and the restaurant was flexible to serve it with a salad. A couple at the next table heard us discussing the menu and... More

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Midwest
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We visited early afternoon on a rainy Sunday. We were lucky to get table right away. They also have outside seating. The coffee was excellent and the service friendly and perfect. The ambience was cozy and cheerful. We had the polenta, sausage and poached eggs and the scrambled eggs with home-made toast - all delicious. We will be back!

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

There was about a 20 minute wait, but there were chairs on the sidewalk outside the door and the (beautiful) people watching (can't recall seeing so many very fit people in one place) in the gorgeous, sunny weather made it go by very quickly. Prices were quite reasonable, especially considering the quality of the food, such as the very popular... More

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Gothenburg
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117 reviews 117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had Sunday brunch at Rose's Cafe. We had to wait outside for ten minutes or so, but as the weather was really nice the wait did not matter. My wife, daughter and I ordered three different dishes. My breakfast pizza with an egg on top was definitely the best of our dishes. As it was pretty crowded, the waitress... More

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

There is nothing not to like about Rose's Cafe. I had gotten of the bus too soon and they were so kind to me, offering me a place to sit and "re-group" after a flight and getting on the wrong bus. I had a cappuccino, later came back for dinner because of their kindness. It is a local cafe for... More

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