We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Isabella

Is this your business?
1414 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-4707
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 1, 2018
“Very good little breakfast place by Lombard Street”
May 27, 2017
“Good. And popular place for breakfast (or lunch)”
Closed Now
1414 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-4707
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (22)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed January 1, 2018

We happened upon Cafe Isabella as we were taking the scenic route down to Fisherman's Wharf from our hotel on Russian Hill. Needing some nourishment and it being before 9 on a Sunday morning, there weren't a whole lot of options to choose from, but...More

Thank MKB1701
Reviewed May 27, 2017

I stopped here twice for breakfast on my way to a workshop. The service was good, as was the menu. The usual breakfast offerings. Coffee was drinkable. Pleasant surroundings and a couple of tables are made for solo diners. Enjoyed the place. Open early enough...More

Thank Decoamie
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Cozy little restaurant in a quiet neighbourhood. We ate breakfast at Cafe Isabella twice in our 5 days stay in San Fransisco. Excellent coffees and many food options like the breakfast burritos. All served with a smile!

1  Thank windswept361
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We stopped here for Americano and I ordered bagel with cream cheese. Bagel was delicious, but coffee was watery and had bits of coffee in it. This was really disappointing, it was my 1st morning coffee. Then we realized that what we paid doesn't add...More

Thank skeletoncrew
Reviewed September 24, 2016

This is one of those hidden, cute tiny spots that you just love to find. Isabella is located right in Nob Hill, run by a fantastic woman (who named the cafe after her daughter) and we eat breakfast there about every week. Their specialty is...More

Thank stingley23
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Hidden away but it's worth finding! Amazing burrito all ingredients are super fresh and the coffee was the best id had in SF.

Thank Bethany W
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Saw the review on Trip Advisor, and decided to try this place. We were not disappointed. It is away from the hustle and bustle, and tourists who venture into the well known establishments. The menu is on the wall, and you order at the counter....More

Thank CaptDad42
Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

So small we almost missed it. My wife and I had a quick lunch during our walking tour of the city. Loved it. It's friendly, good service and amazing portions. My wife had a ciabatta sandwich that was too big for her to finish and...More

Thank Paul_K_Oregon
Reviewed June 5, 2015

After an hour waiting right in front of Mama's restaurant I decided to leave for Isabella's Cafe. The restaurant is mostly visited by locals. It is small with 4 tables. A very friendly ( possibly the owner ) lady took my order. After a short...More

Thank Porterricks
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We live down the street from Cafe Isabella's and have been going there for a few years now. We love the owner and her staff. Wonderful people who make an outstanding breakfast and lunch. Don't forget her Cafe Mocha Azteca. I am hooked. Her tamales?...More

1  Thank TheChavelas
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the
city and is home to amazing architecture and views.
The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for
those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be
rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful
architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated
with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all
were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that
Nearby HotelsSee all 230 hotels in San Francisco
Fairmont San Francisco
3,811 reviews
.25 miles away
The Scarlet Huntington
1,533 reviews
.27 miles away
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
2,680 reviews
.29 miles away
University Club Of San Francisco
73 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Nob Hill Cafe
942 reviews
.15 miles away
Venticello Ristorante
291 reviews
.08 miles away
Gallery Cafe
84 reviews
.11 miles away
Allegro Romano
166 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cable Cars
20,361 reviews
.04 miles away
Cable Car Museum
3,298 reviews
.10 miles away
Historic Streetcars
584 reviews
.29 miles away
Grace Cathedral
1,116 reviews
.23 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Isabella staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-4707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing