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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)
+1 415-775-2200
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Cumberland, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

We walked to Rose's from Hotel Del Sol. Oscar recommended this place to us when we checked in. Food excellent and wine excellent. Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff and food great! Would go back again and again!

Thank happylife66
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

In need of a dog friendly outdoor cafe I walked to find rose's cafe. The coffee , salads , sandwiches And desserts are lovely. Wait staff every time was pleasant , friendly & quick. Heaters are a nice plus for outdoor diners to adjust themselves.

Thank Chezshel
Melbourne Australia
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visiting from Australia, our hotel recommended here. Thought we would show up with no booking at around 8.30 mid week on the off chance we may get in. We were lucky as two,people were just leaving. Loved the atmosphere, the service was great, the food was beautiful, we shared a pizza and fig salad with a carafe of red. Loved... More 

Thank loveachardy
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

While visiting San Francisco, we stumbled upon Rose's and decided the menu looked good, so we stopped for a late lunch. The menu includes wild salmon, which was very appealing to me, but not as a sandwich, and the restaurant was flexible to serve it with a salad. A couple at the next table heard us discussing the menu and... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

We visited early afternoon on a rainy Sunday. We were lucky to get table right away. They also have outside seating. The coffee was excellent and the service friendly and perfect. The ambience was cozy and cheerful. We had the polenta, sausage and poached eggs and the scrambled eggs with home-made toast - all delicious. We will be back!

Thank BlubirdTraveler
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

There was about a 20 minute wait, but there were chairs on the sidewalk outside the door and the (beautiful) people watching (can't recall seeing so many very fit people in one place) in the gorgeous, sunny weather made it go by very quickly. Prices were quite reasonable, especially considering the quality of the food, such as the very popular... More 

Thank 5ft17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had Sunday brunch at Rose's Cafe. We had to wait outside for ten minutes or so, but as the weather was really nice the wait did not matter. My wife, daughter and I ordered three different dishes. My breakfast pizza with an egg on top was definitely the best of our dishes. As it was pretty crowded, the waitress... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

There is nothing not to like about Rose's Cafe. I had gotten of the bus too soon and they were so kind to me, offering me a place to sit and "re-group" after a flight and getting on the wrong bus. I had a cappuccino, later came back for dinner because of their kindness. It is a local cafe for... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

we were destined to a French restaurant nearby, where we did not feel the atmosphere was right. So we went to the Rose's Cafe just because it was very near. Excellent decision, because both my wife and I had a memorable meal. My sopressata pizza was, hands down, the best and most refined pizza I have ever had, anywhere (including... More 

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Templeton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

On New Year's Day we had brunch at Rose's Cafe and started 2014 off with a fine experience. The brunch menu had several options and the three of us each ordered something different. The food was delicious and fresh. My eggs were cooked exactly how I like them. We all enjoyed the polenta. The pastries were pricey but very tasty!... 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
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: +1 415-775-2200
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

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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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