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“Great beginning”
Review of Hollywood Cafe

Hollywood Cafe
Ranked #11 of 5,666 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
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4 reviews
“Great beginning”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The wait was minimal, the service efficient and friendly, and the fruit bowl as generous and delicious as others had reviewed before us. We began the first day of our adventure in San Francisco with Sunday brunch. Large portions of French toast, pancakes, and an omelet were enjoyed at our table. Coffee and tea were constantly refilled. Seemed like an even mix of tourists and locals. Remember to get your name on the waiting list as soon as you get there

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank TravelingJZ
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Hi Jeanie. Thank you for the kind words and for providing some good advice for others. We hope to see you again soon!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
“OUTSTANDING!!!!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Do not miss this cafe for breakfast! I am very picky, this place isn't #3 by accident. Food was DELISH.... Fresh fruit was overflowing, coffee perfectly brewed & toasted Italian bread with homemade jam was to-die-for.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Lisa D
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Hi Lisa,

We appreciate your great review so much. Thanks for having breakfast with us!
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very good food and nice place”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Very good food and good service.
If you go for breackfacst plan to be there befor 08:45; soon after you will have to wait minimum 15-20 minutes
As always in US the portions are big. So be carefull when you order.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Trifo
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Trifo, we're glad to see you liked the food so much. Thank you for having breakfast with us and we hope to see you again.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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“Fresh and Fantastic Breakfast”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We saw the excellent reviews on the Hollywood Cafe, read the menu, and had to try it. It was conveniently located only a block or so away from the Courtyard Marriott fisherman's wharf where we stayed. We ate around 7:45am on a Wednesday and there was no wait to be seated. I had a veggie omelette with hash browns and sourdough toast. The eggs were light and fluffy and the veggies were super fresh and abundant. I was amazed at the size of the hash browns - they were cooked very thin but perfect, and they took up half of the plate! The second person had an egg and cheese sandwich which was almost large enough for two people since a fresh fruit bowl was also being shared. The fruit bowl was the best we've ever seen, with fresh raspberries, blackberries and cherries in addition to the usual fruit selection. The third person had a very tasty veggie sandwich and shared the fruit bowl. Also, the coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice were excellent. The food was so good that two in our party showed up again the next day for breakfast! It was more crowded on Thursday at around 10am, but they only had a short 5-minute wait to be seated. We couldn't have been happier that we tried this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank flydrums61
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you Flydrums. We loved reading your flattering and detailed descriptions of our food and we appreciate you coming in twice.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hard eggs but still go try it.”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

A lovely, and very large, breakfast was spoilt by both my poached eggs being hard.

Would still advise anybody to go try it, just remember if there's a queue go inside and put your name on the waiting list.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank MEINIT
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Meinit,

Thank you for the four stars and nice words. We apologize if your eggs were hard. Please inform your server if everything isn't perfect so we can take care of it on the spot. We hope we can serve you again and show you we know how to do eggs right.
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