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Nob Hill
0.5 miles from Lombard Street
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Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

This spot is perfect for someone looking to get some work done over a coffee and a small lunch. The space is a little small for a group but perfect for a quick coffee.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 10, 2019

I spent a week in SF for holidays, and Nook was definitely my favourite discovery. The food was amazing (try out the hummus or the cheese platter) and the locally sourced wine was exquisite, all at very affordable prizes. The ambience is good, the staff...is very friendly, and the location is just perfect. The ideal hide-away at a hill where you can watch the cable cars come eking their way on the outside. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

We juked in here when the rain started when we were exploring and are so glad we did. Very tasty food. Lovely woman waitress who helped us sort out where to get water cutlery etc. - thank you. We loved watching the cable cars go...by and locals walking their dogs. Wee gem . Prices ok for San Francisco and quality of food.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 2, 2019

On a corner Cable Car line, it's a scenic palette of San Francisco history. The sounds of rolling on the rails and occasional clangy bell toll. Comfortable cafe' serves very good wine at mildly expensive prices. Full cafe' menu at upscale prices. Worth the effort...to visit this place. Comfortable and private seating.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Rating for a neighborhood cafe. We have stayed for years when visiting San Francisco in the same place, about a block from the Nook, It’s good for breakfast, granola. Oatmeal, bagels and add ons galore. I personally prefer an omelet with cheese. For lunch or...later, a range of excellent small plates, sandwiches, salads and specials of the day. The Nook was good before, new owners bring new energy and are very friendly. A good place for a glass or more of wine. During the day, tables tend to be occupied by a younger crowd making use of good Wi-Fi. It’s different place in the evening, more of a wine bar atmosphere.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 1, 2019

I got a chicken, avocado, pesto sandwich and the bottomless champagne. I was not aware, but the bottomless option is $18, but the price is not advertised. The only thing mentioned is a single serving, which is $7.50. The sandwich was decent, as was the...small side leafy green salad. A big plus, especially as a transit enthusiast, is that this is at the corner of Hyde and Jackson, so you get the Cable Car turning and passing. Despite that, I still think this place was overpriced and should work on labeling its menu and making it a bit clearer....maybe lower the price, to....just because you're in a trendy-ish part of SF doesn't mean you have to bankrupt people's wallets to be able to enjoy a meal there.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We stumbled across this little café on-route to Lombard Street. It is a great little café serving a nice range of beverages and snacks. They cook a really good omelette. The service is friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and happy.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We popped into the Nook Café as a last minute idea on a Sunday morning. Plenty of tables both inside and out. You walk up to the bar to order your beverages and meals. They serve the meals at your table when the food is...ready. I had the waffles. My guest had a sandwich. Both were good. A number of regulars seemed to pop in, grab their coffee or meal then continue on their way. But it was a good place to sit and eat as well.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

The nook is a smallish bit of a hangout place, where people eat well prepared and tasty food with some using using their laptops, some sipping at a glass of wine. It’s a pleasant place, amiable, in a non touristy area of Hyde. The menu...includes soups (I’ll post a picture with the wallboard, sandwiches, wine, the top menu item in 2017 was under $11, it does a brisk breakfast building. Lap toppers are asked to avoid the Four chair tables. It’s not a pickup place (we’re young 7O) but the customers are both mind your own business and people glad to have a conversation. It has a few chairs outside, but it’s mostly inside. If you’re in the neighborhood, drop in. I’m rating it high for what it is and being good at that. Don’t expect a 25 course haute cuisine meal.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed August 23, 2017

I really like this place, on a nice day (for SF) you can sit outside and sip your coffee or eat a sandwich. The coffees are expensive, though they are big. I go here fairly regularly and am always happily pleased but I do feel...as though i'm paying too much for what i'm actually drinking/eating.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Yes, Nook Cafe offers takeout services.

Nook Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4