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Gallery Cafe

1200 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1012
+1 415-296-9932
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good43%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1200 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1012
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

right across the street from the cable car museum. Regrettably I didn't see the museum since it was too early but discovered this spot. There are too many things to look at and smile about. I love places with a sense or humor. Don't take...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We dropped in for a coffee and stayed for lunch on a trek around town. This is a great community cafe, with games, papers and books to read. The simple food is great and the eclecticism of the place is fun. The back of the...More

Thank simonbrown_01
Reviewed August 30, 2018

What a really great cafe this is, lots of stuff hanging around in there which took me back to my childhood, bikes on the ceiling, games and books you could play and read. Staff and other customers were really friendly and the coffee was lovely,...More

1  Thank Im_no_Crazy_Canadian
Reviewed August 17, 2018

My family was heading down toward Fisherman's Wharf looking for a place for a quick and inexpensive bite to eat, and we found it in the Gallery Cafe. Just bagels, egg and cheese on an English muffin, and coffee, but it served its purpose. Cute,...More

1  Thank HandsomePete
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Excellent place. Good coffee, good beer. Nice price. Excellent sandwiches; centrally located. Very good music! That's why we went there twice in two days.

Thank leowens51
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

What a cooky and friendly place! Loved it! I stopped in with my family to watch the final 20mins of the England v Croatia Soccer World Cup semi final and was immediately chatting with the people at the bar....so I ordered a beer for me,...More

1  Thank JeremyL2624
Reviewed June 13, 2018

A quirky neighbourhood find, across the road from the Cable Car Museum. We visited for drinks after exploring the museum. The service was not especially polished but the atmosphere was nice, as was the decor. A great place for an afternoon drink, be it alcoholic...More

1  Thank PhillipP
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Came across this little gem when we got off for the cable car museum. Friendly staff, incredible food and the best espresso in weeks!! Absolute fun place with lots of fun things to do.

Thank X4514UKdawnc
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Quirky little cafe on Mason Strete right opposite the cable car museum. Good place to stop and relax and enjoy all the memorabilia they have displayed

Thank ckatmomi
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and a coke after a bit of walking. Good price for SF. One of the oddest decors I’ve seen, but in the best way. Old cinema seats and TV set. Old books hanging from the roof. Took me a while...More

Thank steve1theboss
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with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all
were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1012
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-296-9932
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