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Kate's Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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471 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3505
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute cafe' for snack or meal. I lived in this area when it was the Fillmore (a black neighborhood) before gentrification & the name changed to the Lower Haight by real estate agents to appeal more to whites.

Thank hooleyqueen
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place good service, great food, not too busy, but I missed the morning rush, delicious pancakes, could easily get fat if I lived near this place

Thank csjohnstone
clovis CA
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A bit crowded but fun and lively for morning fare. Located in a safe area of The Haight, you will be comfortable walking around. clean. very popular with locals. I didnt care for the corned beef hash at all, so be prepared for out of the ordinary.

Thank joy g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Clean. Food was good. Waitress was nice and efficient. Went for breakfast. Wife had Farmer's breakfast, I had pancakes. Real butter and real maple syrup. Good experience.

Thank Thomas M
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

It's open late for a breakfast place which is perfect for me. The pancake stacks are delicious. This recent trip I ordered the corned beef hash and was not disappointed at all. Also, had to have a short stack of blueberry pancakes. Wait staff is friendly but can get a bit overwhelmed when it busy.

Thank sam m
Mexico City, Mexico
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It never fails: when locals are willing to wait some time for a table, it's certainly a good option. I came to Kate's Kitchen by recommendation of an AirB&B apartment owner, and I was more than pleased about the breakfast experience. Pancakes are awesome!

Thank Argonza
Porto Alegre, RS
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

You really feel at home when at Kate's. The waitress and the environment are familiar and nice! The food is just regular, though. You may also wait a while for being served, but the live music keeps you company!

Thank Frinhard
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

i like Kate's it has been there a long time, when you go most places you get terrible corn beef hash but this place makes their own from scratch shape like fennel and they call it fennel hash. the cornmeal buttermilk pancakes are good i like the peach ginger which they did not have this time

Thank Gene G
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Love, love, love Kate's Kitchen! This is my Go-To breakfast spot in SF. I go here every time I am in the city. From the outside, it doesn't look like much but once inside, you get that warm, home feel. Like you are eating at your families place. It's small and intimate but the wait is usually not long and... More 

Thank Patricia L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I had been here before with friends, and was able to finally take my wife this morning. Their food is plentiful and wonderful, a destination worth seeking in the Haight!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-626-3984

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?