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Dottie's True Blue Cafe

28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
+1 415-885-2767
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are very chaotic after disorderly seating when it came to the bill I gave them my bank card and within 5 mins they had lost it. No real apologies or searching followed and didn’t even call me at end of service to tell...More

Thank David M M
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast we've had on our trip. Huge delicious portions, extremely tasty. Friendly service. Going out of our way to head back again.

Thank brewis79
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Just beside our hotel , this places have , everything perfect .. great combination of flavors .. our breakfast was incredible ,the special with avocado , scallions, tomato and jalapeño and feta cheese , served with home biscuit , was delicious ...

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Based on other reviews I had read I was expecting a pretty long line. We got there about 10 minutes before they opened on a week day and there were only 2 people in line in front of us. Very small cafe. Good food, a...More

Thank X4781AKemilyj
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

We loved Dottie’s! We visited Dottie’s for a late brunch one morning during our stay in San Francisco. When we arrived there was a fairly long line outside but we decided to wait and were so glad we did. We waited about 20-30 minutes (although...More

Thank holidaywonderland
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Get here before they open at 7:30 or wait in line for a seat. The food is excellent. Exotic breakfast items, fresh bakery items.

Thank 515cliffordr
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Dottie's was well worth the wait in line. The food is different and delicious. Wait staff is friendly and helpful. My husband and I split the open road and it was more than enough food.

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I read about Dotti's online and we tried to try it out on our first morning in SFO. When we arrived the line was around the corner, but we still decided to wait anyway. The diner is in a dodgy neighborhood and I felt uncomfortable...More

1  Thank CaitlinNZ
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Waited a short while. The area and outside of café is not very desirable and a stark contrast to just around the corner. Service was attentive and very helpful when trying to determine food portion sizes. Muffins are the size of flower pots and can...More

Thank 406jolenem
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth queuing! Lovely American breakfast, also suitable for vegetarians. Portions are huge! Staff is friendly. Try it out if you are in San Francisco ❤️

Thank Anna R
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Response from Brianne V | Reviewed this property |
I would assume about 7a.m. If that's your goal. The area is not the greatest there are a fair amount of homeless hanging around in the area. I felt more comfortable being in a bit of a crowd and not being the only one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-885-2767
Now located in a beautiful 1910 building with brick walls and hardwood floors with an open kitchen and very cozy atmosphere. Roof top seating when the weather permits for coffee and pastries or a glass of wine in the afternoon. We have an additional seating capacity of approximately 24 making for a quicker turnaround.
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