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The Grind Cafe

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783 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3316
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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good breakfast

so you order at the counter and get a number, then they bring you your food. it was close to our hotel, and breakfast was very good. there are a good number of tables. your second cup of coffee cost an extra $.50 but the first cup was only $1.75 so a pretty good deal all around. go there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

so you order at the counter and get a number, then they bring you your food. it was close to our hotel, and breakfast was very good. there are a good number of tables. your second cup of coffee cost an extra $.50 but the first cup was only $1.75 so a pretty good deal all around. go there.

Thank oots412
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I take a veggie sandwich and it was really good and healthy! The staff is very friendly and the location is nice too :-) i like this place!!!

Thank Anna M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My wife and I were exploring SF, and were very pleased to find this lovely cafe. For how busy it was the cooks were very efficient. You get in line and order like a fast food restaurant. Find a seat and wait for quality food!!! The chicken fried steak was amazing the eggs and has Browns were cooked perfectly. The... More 

Thank Dan J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had breakfast & lunch here when visiting the area. Casual, affordable. Tasty food & pastries. Very "local" type place with lots of locals eating there.

Thank pitahead
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We came to The Grind after a late night partying after the pride parade and as soon as we saw chicken fried steak for breakfast we were sold. It's a very casual spot where you order at the counter and the food comes to you, but the prices are really good and won't break the bank to start your day.... More 

Thank Jameson B
New Paltz, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

If youre looking for a great breakfast (that will keep you going through lunch) then stop at The Grind just off the corner of Haight and Scott. They make there own corned beef hash (ask them to crisp it up) and Joe's Scram is a delicious ground beef mixed with scrambled eggs and covered with American cheese. Be prepared to... More 

Thank retiredandtraveling5
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I came to The Grind almost every day during our stay in SF. It was a quick walk down the street from our hotel (The Metro) and was a great place to start they day. Our favourite was the Granola, fruit and yoghurt bowl - a huge portion and absolutely delicious. I also liked the French toast... More 

Thank Hannah_W_M4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were looking for a mixture of good food and atmosphere outside of the diners surrounding our downtown hotel. The Haight was our destination and we lucked out with The Grind. The food turned out to be stellar: fresh, hot, beautifully prepared and wholesome. The coffee was notable (coffee snob). It's not cheap food and it's good food. Good ingredients... More 

Thank Christian W
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Love stopping in here when visiting SF. I usually stay nearby, so it is a nice walk for food and/or their wonderful coffee. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch! Homefries were perfect compliment to my scrambler. Omelettes are also awesome Did I mention the great coffee???

Thank Barry D
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We really liked the pancakes and the eggs here. The coffee is good and the place is fun to sit in and people-watch. We would recommend it to anyone in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 783 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Haight-Ashbury
  • Neighborhood: Haight-Ashbury
  • Phone Number: 415-864-0955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 5
  • Cuisine: Cafe


Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighborhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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