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Cafe Encore

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488 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1502
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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    4 of 5 stars
Nice breakfast

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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85 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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57 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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Kfar Saba
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4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

A little gem near Union Square for a bagel or croissant . . . coffee or an Odwalla or soda? This is a go to, grab and enjoy the sunshine if it's out. There are also a few tiny seats/tables if you wish to sit indoors and one outside that is typically taken. Price is low and worthwhile. Bagel with... More 

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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, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
Open Hours
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

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