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“Great breakfast.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hollywood Cafe

Hollywood Cafe
530 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1312
(415) 563-3779
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Ranked #2 of 4,930 restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: American, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Wigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great breakfast.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We waited fifteen minutes to be seated but felt it was worth the wait. Ordered the James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. All excellent. Fresh and hot. Never felt rushed. Sour dough bread was good. Service pleasant. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dairycrest, thank you so much for having breakfast with us and for the kind review!
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Chicago, Illinois
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26 restaurant reviews
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“The Best Breakfast in San Francisco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I had two amazing breakfasts here. Make sure you show up hungry, because they give you plenty of food, from the pile of sourdough toast to all the delicious fruit they give you that you didn’t even expect. The pancake combo with bacon and scrambled eggs was great. They were the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever had. I ate the same thing both days, and it was fabulous! The only drawback is that the it’s a small café, so you may have to wait, but it is so worth the wait! Just try to get there within a half hour of opening, and there won't be any wait. The incredibly friendly staff is also a plus.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you Daisy. We're happy to hear how much you liked your breakfasts with us. We hope to see you again soon.
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Denver, Colorado
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Coming back tomorrow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Read the reviews on Trip advisor, and they were true. Great place! I loved how much fruit you got...blueberries, raspberries, etc. Definetely encourage others to split a plate...more food than one person can eat!

Visited June 2013
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Tiredmommy,

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thanks for coming in and for the great review.
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Rock Island, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Super breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We tried the Hollywood Cafe based on Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed! There was a line for tables, but it moved quickly and service was fast and friendly. (Hint: if there's a line, put "either" under the "indoor/outdoor" question on the sign-in sheet.) Portions are huge and everything was delicious. Our 18 yr old son was even impressed! We would definitely go back if we return to SF.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Hi Drumlinemom,

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you again.
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Sonora, California
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“The most food for your dollar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

After finding this place on tripadvisor, I decided to take the fam here for breakfast. Good thing we ate an early 4pm dinner at the ball game because you will need to be hungry when you eat here! The pics don't lie in the reviews of this place, you get heaps of fruit with your meal. Blackberries,rasberries,banana,strawberries,cantelope,grapes,honeydew,kiwi,oranges,grapefruit,blueberries,it looked like the chiquita banana lady lost her hat on our plates! Ordered the chiliqueles with the meat lovers hash browns. Enough food for anyone as I could barely finish it. The blueberry pancakes were good with lots of fresh blueberries piled on top. Also they serve sourdough toast with your meal. I topped it with the berry jam. Mmm. The prices seem steep for breakfast until you see the amount of food you get, then you realize what a bargain you really came across. Fresh squeezed OJ was pleasant and not pulpy. We sat outside on a nice morning. Never even saw the inside. Time it right and you may have only a 5min wait. Had we shown up later it looked to be a 20+ min wait. Make sure to get your name on the list as soon as you show up and write "either" in the seating preference to speed things up. A couple before us wanted inside and they waited 10 min after us before getting in. Service was faster than anywhere weve eaten in town. Also the looks from people passing by as they eye the massive amount of food on your plate is priceless! We snacked on the fruit leftovers on our three hour ride home.yummm! My vote for best breakfast in the city! But be warned, don't come here for a lite meal. And do yourself a favor and take a walk after eating to help everything settle.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Hi 4CacheMonkeys,

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and thanks for posting all the good tips in your great review. We hope to see you next time you are in town.
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