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Rose's Cafe

2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3902
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Ranked #471 of 4,857 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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75% Recommend
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English first
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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46 restaurant reviews
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

we were destined to a French restaurant nearby, where we did not feel the atmosphere was right. So we went to the Rose's Cafe just because it was very near. Excellent decision, because both my wife and I had a memorable meal. My sopressata pizza was, hands down, the best and most refined pizza I have ever had, anywhere (including... More

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Templeton, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

On New Year's Day we had brunch at Rose's Cafe and started 2014 off with a fine experience. The brunch menu had several options and the three of us each ordered something different. The food was delicious and fresh. My eggs were cooked exactly how I like them. We all enjoyed the polenta. The pastries were pricey but very tasty!... More

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Thames, New Zealand
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35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We came for dinner at 6pm, and it was full so we had to sit at the bar. I recommend you come very early or make a reservation! The guy at the bar was very nice and always got into chats with us. It was fun to watch him doing all this amazing stuff behind the bar. The food was... More

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant is very crowded and lively, but every bite is delicious! The service was also very good.

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Austin, TX
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118 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Go early to avoid the crowds. Simple interior, perfect coffee, swooningly good pastries, excellent savory egg dishes. We had two absolutely perfect breakfasts at Rose's, with wonderful waitresses. This place positively oozes with love of food, pride of service. Not even the beautifully oblivious Pacific Hts Stroller Armadas could dim our happiness, though they did take up most of the... More

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