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Cafe, Diner, American
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Polk Gulch
0.6 miles from Cable Car Museum
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

Family of 4 from London, we spent 5 days in SF at the end of July. Staying at the Mark Hopkins we wanted to find a decent place for breakfast nearby. We ended up eating here most days. The people working there were lovely. Great...breakfast, loved the corned beef hash, and they gave as fruit tacos on the house every visit. Thanks New Vilage Cafe!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 28, 2019

We chose this place as convenient to the California Street Cable Car on Polk. When we arrived there was one server managing the counter and all the tables. Clearly something had gone wrong with staffing. She did an amazing job keeping her cool whilst trying...to do everything, making coffee, answering the phone, and collecting orders from the customers and food from the kitchen whenever time would allow. Customers collected their own cutlery to help, helped themselves to coffee, and one even bussed tables. Our orders came and my Eggs Benedict was missing its English muffin leaving just a swamp of egg and hollandaise sauce swimming around the plate. I asked the server when they arrived to help where this was and they were very apologetic. The other breakfast (eggs combo) was fine but mine really was not very nice. Not writing this place off as clearly previous reviews show normally it's a decent breakfast option. Thanks to the young girl server for her dedication to try to keep the whole restaurant serviced she did amazingly. The kitchen staff could have helped her but chose to hide from the forlorn faces waiting for breakfasts.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 27, 2019

Charged me twice in a credit card error. Have tried to contact these guys every way I can possibly think of - via Facebook, phone calls, emails. No replies. The couple times I got through to the cafe the person said they would "call me...back", and ever since, they've just ignored my calls. So disappointing considering it was a problem on their end rather than mine.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Amazing breakfast .. The owner Ed is always there to greet you with a smile and warm hello .... hadn’t been there in over a year but was great as always ... as an airline person we always seek out great reasonably priced places to...dine . This is one of my favorites in SFO !!!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

We found this small little cafe while looking for a lunch spot during a work conference at a nearby Holiday Inn. So glad we stumbled upon it. There were 8 of us who suddenly descended on them. The only employees there were the owner and...the cook. They accepted our big group with grace and a cheerful welcome. The owner was very friendly, sharing advice with us like we were friends. All of us found our food to be fabulous. It was also presented beautifully, like from a higher end restaurant. At the end, the owner graciously did what he could to get us individual receipts so we could be reimbursed by work later. He figured out from our conversations that we were all elementary teachers, and ran a few doors down to a cookie shop and bought a dozen cookies for us to show his appreciation for what we do. What a great business ethic! This is a place to search out, for sure!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Enjoying a stay in S.F. over New Years we looked for a nearby breakfast spot. After reading some reviews, we chose to take the bus to the restaurant. We waited for a table and watched the food presented to the customers to see what looked...good to order. The price was good,food excellent and the personal friendly staff amazing.The breakfast potatoes crisp and delicious! My order of chicken & waffles was the best I have tasted.The chicken must have been rolled in panko crumbs before frying, it was golden brown and moist on the inside! You must try it. This cozy diner is charming and was a good start for our day.Our servers Edward & Maria were great in their attention to multi-tasking the busy morning customers!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2018

It’s been a number of years since we visited this café and my dad really wanted to stop in and see his old friends who run the place. Well, we found out they ran the place 2 owners ago but the new owner was quite...nice and I have to say the food was excellent. My dad actually went out of his way to go back a second time while I was at a conference. He really loved the breakfast potatoes!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Food was delivered by Grubhub, grilled cheese was good as well as the tofu scramble. The vegan taco flight was cold and a little weird.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast and delicious coffee in cosy surroundings. Greeted with a smile and friendly service. Top notch if you fancy a quality start to the day. I certainly recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband visited the new village cafe for breakfast when we were on our honeymoon and I am so glad we did. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. I can highly recommend the griddle breakfast with the pancakes they...were lovely! I will definitely be recommending the cafe to my friends and family for when we next travel to San Fran. Thanks for having us!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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