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Brenda's French Soul Food

652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
+1 415-345-8100
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (114 reviews)
“beignets” (271 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brenda's offers breakfast and lunch with a New Orleans style. We came for breakfast. I had a veggie omlette, which was large and tasty, begniettes (in 4 flavors). A biscuit (very yummy), potatoes, and chicory coffee (best I had in San Francisco tho not really...More

Thank Benjamin J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Shrimp and grits, biscuits with homemade jam, and great coffee! I don't need to say anymore. YUMMMM!

Thank Randolph r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place rocks, food was great and service was outstanding! Great place if your looking for something good! We will be back!

Thank James F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our niece had recommended this place as a hidden gem in Downtown San Francisco. We had the Granola Pancakes. They were amazing with granola, seeds, and tons of fresh fruit with a vanilla cream on top! This was a huge serving!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On Thursday we had a buddy in town for work so thought we would try out the Bay Area favorite eatery Brenda's French Soul Food.
The food rocked. Once seated they give the table a spiced black eyes pea snack. We went with the always...More

Thank FVStrona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place was very crowded but queueing didn't take too long and it was really worth it. Daily specials spicy pasta was something I could eat again or better to say that if I ever return to SF I'll do it again. Not many times I...More

Thank tvainio
Reviewed May 15, 2018

My wife and I tired Brenda's for dinner during our visit to San Francisco. Overall it was just alright. The shrimp and grits were overly spiced that you couldn't really taste the shrimp and grits. Overall the food was just ok, not sure I would...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Get there early to avoid queue, situated in a colourful and challenging area of San Francisco once you get in your fears are immensely lifted by the buzz of the place. Service super friendly, food really interesting and well presented and reasonably priced. Would go...More

Thank NGER14
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The crawfish beignet are DELICIOUS. My boyfriend and I went there because a lot of people that we know recommended us this place. We first tried the fried chicken benedict and the grillades & grits. Everything was really good. We came back to try the...More

Thank Julie N
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to get an early breakfast on Sunday morning of my first visit to SF. There was already a line at 8:30 - which I view is a great thing. I love restaurants which advance the cuisine they feature. If you want Cafe du...More

1  Thank Tom L
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September 29, 2017|
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Response from fredyt3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that there is a "best time" as reservations are not accepted but whatever the wait may be, it is worth it. If possible I would suggest planning your visit and include up to a 45 minute wait. Of course... More
Marsha P
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Chygrl | Reviewed this property |
We went in evening, so I'm not sure. Sorry
Tanya W
January 25, 2016|
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Response from Maureen H | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. There is a chalk board where you sdf your first name and number in party to the list. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-345-8100
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