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Cafe Encore

Union Square
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488 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1502
+1 415-433-6549
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Really enjoyed breakfast on 2 mornings as we were staying at the JW Marriott 1 minute away. Lots of choices of simple breakfast items, great americanos and a really good bagel! Reasonably priced. Definitely made a change to the routine starbucks with limited choices!

Thank S4S
Winters, California
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We did not have much time before curtain call, but managed to get California Dream sandwiches and a latte. Sandwich was perfect, on toasted wheat bread without too much mayo. The latte was good too, perfect place for our needs!

Thank H2OAlgae
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I was staying in a hotel across the road from Cafe Encore and decided to try it out for breakfast. The food selection for such a small little place was fantastic. The staff were super friendly and helpful. I was told to try the Kano Mocha Frappuccino which was delicious. So delicious that I came back 2 days in a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

After having read the positive reviews I decided to have a sandwich with coffee here. The turkey roasted pepper sandwich was not good. Turkey was still half frozen and roasted red peppers were very wet making the bread soaki wet. Latte was not good either with to little coffee and cooked milk.

Thank mvandervalk
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

We arrived at this location about 10 minutes after it was scheduled to open. There were two customers already being waited on so we waited our turn. However, after serving the two customers (likely friends) the lady who was opening rudely said "I have to put out the furniture" and walked to the front and started working on the furniture.... More 

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Vila Real, Portugal
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Small and cozy place with great coffee and good food! The staff is very friendly and all this makes your day start the way it should, with a smile in your face!

Thank Diamantino A
Uppsala, Sweden
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

This place is exactly what you need to break off from crowded meetings and the noise of Union Square. Only 3-4 tables, but usually available, friendly & efficient, nice brunch food, and above all peaceful! It saved my day!

Thank Loutros_1980
Ponder, Texas
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

If you just want a quick bagel or croissant breakfast (or lunch) at reasonable prices, this is a nice place to go. Clean. Friendly service. We saw a lot of locals there, which is always a good sign. Limited seating, but most people grab and go.

1 Thank Joan H
Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

Our family stayed down the street while visiting San Francisco. We stopped in here for breakfast on our first day (and then again two days later!). The kids and my husband ordered the breakfast sandwiches (croissants with egg, bacon, and cheese), and they said they were delicious (they smelled wonderful). I had these "raw" bars that they sold, and they... More 

1 Thank TrippinMama3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Quick sandwich shop, friendly staff California Dreaming sandwich outstanding good neighborhood atmosphere. Probably back tomorrow!

1 Thank James H

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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
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-6549

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

Staying in Union Square

Neighborhood Profile
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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