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“Still the same” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buena Vista Cafe

Buena Vista Cafe
2765 Hyde Street (at the Beach), Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222 (Russian Hill)
(415)-474-5044
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Ranked #177 of 5,012 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood, Café
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Southborough, Massachusetts
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27 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Still the same”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Friendly atmosphere with outstanding Irish coffee. Not much on food, but a great view of the cable car turn around. A must stop on the visit, but will be a bit pricey.

Visited July 2014
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Farmington
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“A new favorite destination!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Irish coffee here is amazing and a must try. Couldn't get enough on this vacation! Beautiful views of the bay and tasty sourdough toast. Delightful breakfast.

Visited June 2014
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Mount Olive, New Jersey
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“Go to place for Irish coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've returned many times over the years for an Irish coffee and have never been disappointed. The bar does get crowded which can make ordering difficult but well worth it to share a coffee with friends. Every cost (15+ years) table me back to my introduction to the Buena Vista where we left a dinner in Silicon Valley drive an hour to the city and had a coffee before heading to our red eye home. Since then it's become a tradition to get a coffee before taking the car to the airport (this time I stayed in the wharf area). Worth a stop to enjoy a San Francisco Classic.

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“Best Irish Coffee in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we adore the BV and visit multiple times when we're in the city. The irish coffee is the best you'll get anywhere, it's always packed with people and you share tables with folks you don't know, which is a great adventure! Most of the staff don't look very happy, but who can blame them; they run non-stop all the time. Breakfast is super, as well.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sonoma, California
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“Drinks were good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Breakfast cost more then Dinner that day. I was not impressed with the food at all . The the Irish coffee were good .

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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