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Cafe De La Presse

Union Square
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352 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Bush St.)
415 398 2860
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were staying at the hotel next door, and were jet lagged, exhausted, and with 3 hungry teenagers we had to get breakfast fast. This place was fine but way too expensive and precious. I think I would not have minded so much if it had just been me or just 2 adults, I would have overlooked the ridiculous cost... More 

Thank DCmom4
Oakville, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good breakfast. I had French toast which was perfectly grilled and with a sweet vanilla taste. The omelettes were also hearty and tasty. Portions are just right. Good selection and service.

Thank stephc19
Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cafe will either be liked or not liked by many, I had no problem with the food or prices, considering where you are. Some problem with the service in that that busboy helped us more than the waiter did! Maybe he was just inexperienced, probably no training! No training to tell him to make a return visit to the... More 

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Draper, Utah
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215 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tucked back in an alley behind the Triton Hotel just across the street from the Chinatown entrance gate, this restaurant is a bit hard to locate but you will be glad you did. French inspired dishes are well prepared and service is prompt and efficient.

Thank James W
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy for lunch, were seated right away. Lunch was quite good. We would go back again. Chicken Breast Sandwich was good. Hamburger was good.

Thank mae1Virginia
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed a glass of wine & truffle mac & cheese. It was a nice late supper, not many people in it. Quite dear for what it was but the service was good. Charming waiter. Handy to my hotel next door.

Thank lick17
Montana Rose
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772 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for breakfast twice. The almond croissants were wonderfully delicious, the chocolate croissants were only average. We split the yogurt & granola parfait - as it was huge. Coffees are big and they are tasty. Our waitress was nice too. Fun place. We'd come back again if in the area.

Thank MTRose
San Francisco, California
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry, I've been here for both breakfast and lunch now and just can't get excited about it. I know it's popular, but I think that might have more to do with location than quality. The food is OK, but not memorable, the service is tepid at best, and it's kind of expensive for what you get. Coffee is the best... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for breakfast, I ordered scrambled eggs with toast, my wife ordered a pain au chocolat and fruit cup. The first clue was the waiter not knowing what a pain au chocolat was. He said, "Do you mean a chocolate croissant?". The fruit and eggs came surprisingly quickly (the eggs were a little hard and not cooked to order)... More 

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Kansas City
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast since we were staying right up the street and it was close by. My friend and I both had lattes. She had a croissant and I had the ham and cheese omelette with a side of bacon. Our bill with the San Francisco service charge and tax was $38. My friend's croissant was really good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
    (Bush St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415 398 2860
For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Union Square

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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