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Buena Vista Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
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2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
+1 415-474-5044
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great history, yet sat here at the bar. Watched the bartender keep touching his nose and face then playing with sugar cubes. I few moments later someone ordered the Irish coffee and threw the same sugar cube in the coffee. Very un sanitary. Coffee was yummy till watching that.. myself I am a bartender I know people are always watching... More 

Thank HeathaBoo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Buena Vista Coffee, a very nice and warm places with delicious food here. We order a crab claw, and Two eggs with toast and potatoes, all of them tasted fantastic! If you like coffee, suggest you order a Irish coffee here, creamy and smoothy. There are a lot of customers, suggest booking in advance.

Thank teresa L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Irish coffee was so good Also had burgers chicken strips and really enjoyed the chicken wings they had a nice zip to it Yummy!

Thank Marie Z
Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sea food here is second to none, I had the crab claws in clarified melted butter, fantastic. All the fish is as fresh as it can be, and prepared and cooked exquisitly, and the portions are for a hungry person. Prices are reasonable for what you get, advisable to make a booking...

Thank garylomas
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in town for his birthday and I wanted to do a nice breakfast to start the day. Several folks we had met during our stay told us that our SF trip would not be complete without a going to the Buena Vista Café. They were absolutely right! We got up early on Sunday morning and,... More 

Thank Victoria C
Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't been to the Buena Vista Cafe while visiting San Francisco, then you are missing out on a solid breakfast and the golden opportunity to have an Irish coffee. This is it's birthplace. Good service and food justify the moderate pricing of this establishment.

Thank Jeff P
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407 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and Irish coffee were outstanding. Our breakfast was great. It's close to fisherman's wharf. I'd go here instead of anywhere else in this area. I was shocked how fast your food and drinks come out.

Thank Sean B
Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Supposedly the birth place of Irish Coffee, we were offered the boozy drink immediately by our waiter. We actually had headed to the Buena Vista in hope of a pub-like dinner on a Monday night when many other restaurants are closed in San Francisco. It was a bit of a mob scene as the restaurant was in the middle of... More 

Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A second trip into the city brought us back to Buena Vista Cafe for an Irish Coffee. A great place to stop before walking around the Fisherman's Wharf and to catch the cable car.

Thank Lindsey W
Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. The omelets are very good, especially the Dungeness crab omelet. It didn't have as much crab meat as I would've liked, but it was still delicious. The Irish Coffees are incredible. A mixologist lines up glasses on the bar, pours hot water into each to warm the glasses. Then he pours the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94109-1222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-474-5044

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Staying in Fisherman’s Wharf

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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