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2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 775-2200
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Ranked #365 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Californian, Café
Marina District
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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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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great service, good coffee, a very good brunch, and a lovely setting on Union Street. I wish we'd had time in the city to visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

21 degrees C and hot sunshine in December, sitting outside, delicious calzone, glass of wine, good sight seeing advice from waiter... what could have made a better lunch?

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It was nice to sit outside and have dinner. They have great heaters to keep you warm if it's cold. The food and wine list is really excellent! Great people watching! Can't wait to go back.

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Houston, Texas
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223 reviews 223 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The decor, location and possibility to sit outside are the best things about Rose's. The Union street neighborhood is very nice. You will find a mix of locals and tourists. I found the food average and the service cheery but slow. It is a popular place so I can forgive the slow service. I had a pot of Earl Grey... More 

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Havelock North
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A lovely friendly cafe in UnionStreet with very efficient waiting staff. Water and little dish of superb olives arrived immediately. The table was set with cloth napkins, white tablecloth covered with white paper. A tempting selection of antipasti, soups and salads and of the pastas I chose fresh spaghetti with lamb sausage, broccoli rabe, Calabrian chiles and Parmesan. A very... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I ate here with my friend for a girls lunch and we enjoyed every bite. She had the beet salad and I got the poached tuna salad. Both were incredibly delicious, and our carafe of wine was well priced and brought quickly. Great service, even better atmosphere. Oh, and check out the bathroom-- it's beautiful!!

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I stumbled across this wonderful brasserie while looking for a good cup of coffee. Being that it was late afternoon already, we had missed the usual coffee hours (the staff was preparing the restaurant for dining). However, everyone was super accommodating and so nice! We got a great spot, had our cappuccino craving satisfied and really enjoyed... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Local hang out. Must be patient for week end brunch. Friendly service. The very best croissants in the city ... Great coffee... Expensive tea. Love it. This is a real city hang out. If you are going with kids go early. Can be noisy inside. Great outside seating in nice weather--- rather rare in San Francisco. A treasure!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Additional Information about Rose's Cafe

Address: 2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: (415) 775-2200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Californian, Café

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