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1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
+1 415-202-8521
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  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Olea is across the street from Mymy, but takes reservations. We didn't make it to Mymy because we were not excited about waiting. Food was exceptional. Place is entirely casual. Service was pleasant. Definitely a happy brunch spot and who doesn't love a happy brunch?

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Patricia L
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a small restaurant with delicious, challah custard French Toast! Lucky to have read reviews to have found it!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank aggiegal
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very well located, great food and great service! we were served in only a few minutes and the staff was very friendly to get us a table quite fast!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Juliana D
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant with unique brunch food! They accommodated a larger group in a small space! Table was ready when we arrived and all the food and coffee was fabulous!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Curious766518
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The custard challah toast was out of this world. Coffee is French press and delicious. Reservations recommended - without them, you line up outside and are seated first come first served. Friendly service, cute but small inside plus outdoor seating. Very, very good!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank KristenLB62
Reviewed March 12, 2018

A sunny Sunday on the street. The staff is friendly. The place is specialized in Brunch on week ends, and therefore the menu is short. However the food is deceiving, no taste, over cooked. Never again under the same conditions.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Edouard T
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Yummy breakfast - went with a group of 5 on Saturday morning. We didn't have a reservation so we had to wait in line for about 40 minutes. We were originally going to go to Mymy across the street, but the line was longer so...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank nataliesetliff
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We love the idea of Olea, and the menu is really creative - the huevos rancheros were outstanding, and the French toast was fun. We just had a hard time with the wait staff. There were twice as many as they really needed (we own...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Melissa G
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The Mr. and I were in San Francisco for a long weekend over the Easter holiday. We enjoy Sunday brunch on a regular basis, so I looked at several San Francisco options for this meal. I chose Olea because of it close proximity to our...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank teacher91
Reviewed March 14, 2017

What a great little breakfast place! Super excellent dishes and caring service. Across the street from MyMy, with a long line waiting for a seat as well, the wait here was short because the place is super efficient. Our dishes were excellent, including the chicken...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank rohbogen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1494 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4712
  • Public Transportation: Olea is on the California St. Cable Car line. Get off at the Larkin St. stop. Take the #1 California MUNI bus and get off at Sacramento and Larkin, walk one block down Larkin to California Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-202-8521
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