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Rose's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Marina District
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2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3902 (Steiner)
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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South of England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Off the general tourist beaten track. Great breakfast. We were a table of 4 and shared a breakfast and a salmon pizza. Both were great and more than enough, with unlimited coffee, to start the day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast on our last day in SF. Popular place with typical waiting time, this place offers good breakfast. With quite a few dog owners you can tell this place is popular with locals. We had the scramble egg with spinach and cheese and fried eggs. Excellent service , decent portion and good taste. Not too bad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a splendid brunch of scrambled eggs, spinach, cheese and prosciutto. Fantastic cappuccino. Sunny interior. Wait staff are friendly and fast. Researching my next book, "Cardiac Catch."

Thank AlexiVenice
Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The breakfastpiza is a must. In Our 9 days in SF, we had breakfast at Roses 5 times. It is the Perfect start, and to suit and plan the SF day, couldnt be bet¨ter

Thank Albromann
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a great breakfast here in a lively atmosphere. The food and service is very good. The coffee cups could be a bit larger but that's just me.

Thank Jan S
Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation from our VRBO hosts during our 3-day stay in San Francisco. Had the chopped salad with Gorgonzola dressing..divine! Oh and added the grilled chicken. My husband had the poached eggs and sausage on polenta with the tomatoes. He said it was wonderful also! Fast service and authentic little bistro. Great place!

Thank Kristal W
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The menu is not huge but what they do they do well. Intimate little place with a very nice ambiance, we found the service to be excellent, restrooms clean, nice wine list and unlike other reviewers found the price reasonable. We had a couple of appetisers (for us Aussies, entrees) and a pizza, all very good. They totally nail the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

My friends love this small cafe only a block from my house. I find the menu limited and, when the food is good the service is mediocre at best. No chance of water, no chicken or walnuts in the Caesar salad (my friend never did get the walnuts), inaccurate bills, never properly corrected, noisy and crowded. I have been several... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Delicious dinner in a cozy place. Special attention for the superb starter with figs, parma and blue cheese. The zafron risotto is fantastic.

Thank ibuckmann
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Rose's is a nice corner place that features basic fare at a reasonable cost. The patio is small, but well cut off from the street and nicely warmed by overhead heaters. The staff is friendly and efficient. The salads are huge and well portioned. The beet, ,for instance, must have had two or three beets in it and chunked rather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $40
Italian, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3902
  • Public Transportation: 22 Fillmore
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: 14157752200
A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for locals who bask in the sun at sidewalk tables, duck inside for a cappuccino, or stay for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Many customers are regulars who frequent our pretty bistro-café that offers table service and deliciously consistent food - Italian fare created using organic local produce, fresh seafood, humanely raised meats, and free-range poultry. Rose's artisan bakers bake a daily selection of pastries, desserts and breads. Menu highlights include: pizzas, daily soups, and house made pastas.

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Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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