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Cafe Encore

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488 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1502
415-433-6549
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6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great corner joint!

Quick sandwich shop, friendly staff California Dreaming sandwich outstanding good neighborhood atmosphere. Probably back tomorrow!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Quick sandwich shop, friendly staff California Dreaming sandwich outstanding good neighborhood atmosphere. Probably back tomorrow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

The coffee was OK, bagel with smoked salmon was delicious and fresh, service friendly. Good location near Union Square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Quick, fresh food and coffee. A perfect place to start a busy day in San Francisco. Sandwich selection looked great but I did not partake.

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stopped here for a great quick relatively inexpensive breakfast. I had the quiche which was quite tasty. The breakfast sandwich was fresh. The Orange juice was fresh and delish!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

On our third day in San Francisco, we finally found a cafe that serves freshly squeezed orange juice. They also make the best hot chocolate. We haven't yet eaten there but these drinks are the best around.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We enjoyed brekky here many times on our recent stay. They do a great little breakfast here and the coffee was awesome. We'll certainly be back here next time we're in San Francisco.

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Rosemount, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Needed a great large cup of coffee, was out for a walk saw this quaint little coffee shop, stopped to get a creamy carmel and a vanilla classic latte, excellent

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We came across this café located near our hotel on Post Street. Although the café is quite compact with a small number of tables and chairs, their breakfast menu looked appetising. The coffee was excellent and so was the toasted chicken melt focaccia. It proved to be an inexpensive and tasty breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Cafe Encore provides light and diverse breakfast with very good coffee and reasonable prices. Very close if you stay at the Donatello

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This cafe was just up the road from my hotel. I dropped in there a number of times to get a take-away espresso coffee or some lunch. Both the food and coffee was good, and I never encountered long queues.

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Additional Information about Cafe Encore

Address: 488 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1502
Phone Number: 415-433-6549
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 488 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415-433-6549

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

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