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Buena Vista Cafe

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2765 Hyde Street (at the Beach), Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
(415)-474-5044
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night

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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast in San Francisco

I had their eggs Benedict. It was the best I have ever eaten. I had mine with sausage. Omg. Fantastic!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Lynnbethp
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San Francisco, California
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  • Bar scene
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I had their eggs Benedict. It was the best I have ever eaten. I had mine with sausage. Omg. Fantastic!!

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redondo beach, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A most when you are in SF. Take the Hyde cable car, get off at the Wharf and enjoy a great Irish Coffee. The only meal that I have had at Buena Vista, besides late night Irish Coffee, is breakfast. The breakfasts are very good. Sharing tables is a highlight. We have meant some wonderful people from around the world.

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Only have visited for the Irish Coffee, but it's worth a stop. Legend has it that this location is THE location where the first Irish Coffee in the U.S. was served. Can believe it. Our coffees were delicious. Didn't try the food.

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Trnava Region, Slovakia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This caffeteria is not only about drinking coffee, you can watch this guys preparing you cup with fantastic and unbelievable routine. Atmosphere is simply perfect.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

... is WHISKY in my cup!" Lord, I miss TV commercials before cable companies started flooding every commercial break with about 3 of their own commercials, and all remaining ads going to pharmaceuticals and other garbage. But ... I digress. Back to the business at hand. The Buena Vista Cafe; what a wonderful place to start your day taking in... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I would go to the BV daily if I lived in SF. My late aunt, a former SF resident, introduced me to this wonderful little slice of heaven in my early 20s (possibly even earlier) and I've been hooked ever since. Of course the Irish coffee is wonderful, and warms your soul and everything else, but a trip to SF... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Sure it's in a touristy area with a lot of tourists, but the view is great, the fries are crispy and the Irish coffee is out of this world. The service can be a bit slow, but our waitress was very kind and friendly and attentive. Interesting staff...all seem to have been working here for YEARS!!!!! No tables were available,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went to this place late one night and it was rocking. It was packed to the rafters and the mood was happy. Looks like a pub with a long old-fashioned wooden bar but the bar tenders are serving the world-famous Irish Coffee, and it's a good, strong one. You have got to watch the older guy behind the bar making... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great service and food. Will have to back and try the Irish Coffee. It was just a little to early for alcohol.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Irish coffee was great, omelette good. Elder waitress was terrible. We were seated and ordered drinks, were ready to order breakfast, brought my Irish coffee, didn't slow down, took orders at two tables that arrived after U.S., brought them drinks...my wife still didn't have her iced tea. I ordered a beer and our meal and asked about the tea.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2765 Hyde Street (at the Beach), Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: (415)-474-5044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Cafe, Seafood, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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