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JoAnn's Cafe

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American, Diner
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1131 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3207
650-872-2810
Today
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best breakfast in the San Francisco area, period. Sometimes a short wait, but well worth it. The service is super friendly, excellent quality food, interesting specials. What keeps bringing us back is the Mexican style breakfasts. Hearty, so flavorful, very fresh ingredients. Spicy Migas is my favorite, my husbands gets an omelette with chorizo, jalapenos and cream... More 

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Thank giftgrrl
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I am a foodsnob and European,and they are terrific, service food, excelent! Repeat customer for years.

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Thank Jurgen W
South San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I used to work here many years ago so I can tell you first-hand that everything in this restaurant is fantastic!

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1 Thank sissy6735
San Francisco
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

JoAnns is a local diner that features new diner fare that has Latin-fusion undertones. I love them because they are not afraid to experiment with new and exciting dishes and they always take into consideration personal preferences, for example, I like my hash browns well done and they always honor my request. Good food, great location and good people working... More 

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Thank D R
Lynchburg, Virginia
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Went for breakfast. Very quick service reasonable prices big helpings. I had the ham and eggs with hash browns.

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1 Thank martyh00
South San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times and it was good each time! I've only been for breakfast. The place is small and it can get noisy so if you want a place for quiet conversation this isn't the place. If you want good food this IS the place.

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1 Thank Portage48
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Ate breakfast here. The food was good and came out quick. A little pricy for what we ordered but worth it. I would definitely eat there again.

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1 Thank Gotta2s
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Big hit with the toddler, who loved the amaretto muffin and side of fruit. Eggs Benedict and Joann's breakfast were good too. Steadily busy but no crazy lines ~9 on a Sunday morning. We'll be back.

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1 Thank ivydturtle
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Classic small diner with excellent food. Was here for breakfast with the family and ordered a bacon, avocado, cream cheese scramble. Came out just right, not over cooked or over mixed. Daughter days pancakes were not too rubbery and not too fluffy.

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Thank L A
Los Altos, California
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

locals told me about this place, have to search to find it, but well worth it. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, delicious! Gourmet chef and excellent staff. also homestyle baked goods like giant muffins.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 650-872-2810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?