We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Atlas Cafe

$$
Neighborhood:
Mission District
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
3049 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132-1510
415-648-1047
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 24 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid value

We needed a quick bite and there was a parking space right next to Atlas, so why not? We had an excellent grilled cheese sandwich, and an excellent Tombo tuna sandwich. The ingredients in both were fresh and tasty, and were good-sized. Excellent food aside, I had some quibbles with the service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
1SFOSO
,
San Francisco, California
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a quick bite and there was a parking space right next to Atlas, so why not? We had an excellent grilled cheese sandwich, and an excellent Tombo tuna sandwich. The ingredients in both were fresh and tasty, and were good-sized. Excellent food aside, I had some quibbles with the service. The kitchen seemed to be backed up so... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1SFOSO
Newport Beach, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The title says it all. This is literally one of the best sandwiches! I come here ofter for lunch, either to pick up an order or eat on their back patio with co-workers. Sometimes the food can take a little but it's well worth the wait!

Helpful?
Thank Erinn Q
Arnprior, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you are looking for coffee, beer, pizza, salad or sandwiches, this is the place to go, all the food is made right in front of you and tastes great with tons of variety and flavour Staff is excellent, very personal if you want to change something on your order they will do what they can to accomodate the hours... More 

Helpful?
Thank MHarbert
Xenu007
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Food is excellent, but you have to grab your own table (have a friend hold a table while you order) and because it's popular the line can be long and the wait for your food can be slow. Sit in the back enclosed patio for the best dining experience.

Helpful?
Thank Xenu007
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
224 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Atlas is a busy local cafe, with a largely local clientele. Food is delicious: a large and varied menu, catering well for those who need to avoid certain foods. A favourite of ours.

Helpful?
Thank mrandmrs111
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Rocked up Saturday night about 09:30pm for food. The lady serving couldn't have been more disinterested in serving us. One word answers and didn't take initiative and approach us for our order, we had to go find her. Secondly, they serve till 11:00pm yet had run out of pizza dough at 09:30pm so only two pizza could be ordered when... More 

Helpful?
Thank N1ck_29
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
224 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's mostly locals who use this place. Good atmosphere, great place to pass time. Varied range of options for snacks, brunch, lunch.

Helpful?
Thank mrandmrs111
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Its my first time to have a breakfast with my husband here and I love their hot choco and sandwich with egg, cheese and turkey.

Helpful?
Thank Amelia D
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
188 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Atlas is a great local spot for coffee and breakfast or lunch. Cozy, neighborhood-y, nice outdoor space. The bagels are excellent - I had the smoked trout one, which was delicious! Their sandwiches are also very good. And they sell Anthony's cookies, which is a big plus!

Helpful?
Thank gkincaid
Gainesville, Georgia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Such a delightful breakfast we went back two days in a row. Spicy chai, delicious bagels with lots of options. Friendly staff who guided us very patiently through our choices. Comfortable and neighborhood-y.

Helpful?
Thank DadimaK

Travelers who viewed Atlas Cafe also viewed

 
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Atlas Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3049 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132-1510
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 415-648-1047

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Atlas Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
Explore this neighborhood