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Buena Vista Cafe

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 99
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yummy breakfast

Flavorful breakfast. Loved their coffee (regular coffee) cool how you share a table, you get to meet different people. Mouthwatering French toast!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
MMGarcia
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Miami
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Miami
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Flavorful breakfast. Loved their coffee (regular coffee) cool how you share a table, you get to meet different people. Mouthwatering French toast!!

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Chico, California
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44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I love the Irish Coffee! I wanted to try the Irish coffee here after hearing about it on Food Network. Wow it was really good and worth the wait. This cafe has a really fun atmosphere and I will definitely return.

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Sunset, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have always been a breakfast lover. How can you go wrong with an early morning Irish Coffee and hash and eggs. Go for the sourdough toast, it is well worth it!! We could have sold our seats for those awaiting their turn for an extraordinary repast. Enjoy, we sure did.

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Portland, Oregon
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44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We bopped in to try the touted Irish Coffee and sat with a couple from San Diego and honeymooners from Korea. A great discussion ensued along with a couple of great coffees

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

you like Irish coffee...a must if you like a bustling place with old time charm.... a must if you want to take the cable car in SF...a must if you want a plate of good honest food with a lean to crab...in eggs, omelettes , soups, salads... one of my / if not THE first stop when i visit SF

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Pleasanton, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great food. Fun to share tables with people who you do not know. Watching Paul make 15 Irish Coffees at once, that's mesmerizing!

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Saint Anthony, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Best Irish coffee I've ever had. Very experienced wait staff with a great sense of humor. Yummy fresh foods

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Millville, DE
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It seems that the Buena Vista has been there for a 100 years - maybe it has. I believe that the bulk of the fixtures and bars are originals. It is a old style bar and restaurant that is crowded from 9 AM until closing. Their specialty is Irish Coffee but they also pour a good drink. Food is good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just got back from the hotel after a great time at Buena Vista Cafe. My friends and I had a lot of fun and laughs here. The Irish coffee was excellent and we had several. I would certainly recommend this bar to anyone. Glad we found it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped in on a recommendation whilst visiting San Fran. Lovely Irish coffees as many have commented but also a good range of food and cocktails. Service was very good and it's worth a visit whilst you're exploring the Fisherman's Wharf area.

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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, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood, Café

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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