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“Fun and Tasty Place for Breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hollywood Cafe

Hollywood Cafe
Ranked #14 of 5,491 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Texas
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fun and Tasty Place for Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I looked for a Fun Place to eat Breakfast in San Francisco and I found it at Hollywood Cafe. It was one block from our hotel. Be sure and get there before 9:00 because the line forms close to that time. We sat outside and loved it. The weather was perfect and the food was the best! There were 4 of us and we all ordered something different so we could compare. We were not disappointed at all. The fruit was so fresh and the hashbrowns covered the whole plate. The pancakes looked so beautiful and were gobbled up quickly. My husband loves ham so his plate had a large portion of delicious ham on it. The waiters were always refilling our drinks and we didn't even have to ask them. This restaurant was our favorite breakfast restaurant because it had lots of variety and outstanding food that was different from other places!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank TexasLacey
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Hi Lacey,

Thank you for having breakfast with us. We're glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. See you next trip!
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“Worst service...we left”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Im in a taxi now leaving Hollywood Cafe after waiting 30 min for a table...Then after being seated at a table outdoors we waited another 15 min without one person greeting us. We hailed a taxi and just left. Im sure the food is good but the sevice is less than poor. Im still hungry..

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Thank Amgs16
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Amgs,

Please accept my apologies on behalf of the owner and entire staff. I can't imagine what happened but we will look into it and make sure it doesn't happen to anyone again. That certainly isn't anywhere near the normal level of service we offer. We'd love to have you back to show you a better experience.
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Wigan
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“Great breakfast.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We waited fifteen minutes to be seated but felt it was worth the wait. Ordered the James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. All excellent. Fresh and hot. Never felt rushed. Sour dough bread was good. Service pleasant. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank dairycrest3Wigan
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dairycrest, thank you so much for having breakfast with us and for the kind review!
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“The Best Breakfast in San Francisco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I had two amazing breakfasts here. Make sure you show up hungry, because they give you plenty of food, from the pile of sourdough toast to all the delicious fruit they give you that you didn’t even expect. The pancake combo with bacon and scrambled eggs was great. They were the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever had. I ate the same thing both days, and it was fabulous! The only drawback is that the it’s a small café, so you may have to wait, but it is so worth the wait! Just try to get there within a half hour of opening, and there won't be any wait. The incredibly friendly staff is also a plus.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you Daisy. We're happy to hear how much you liked your breakfasts with us. We hope to see you again soon.
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“Coming back tomorrow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Read the reviews on Trip advisor, and they were true. Great place! I loved how much fruit you got...blueberries, raspberries, etc. Definetely encourage others to split a plate...more food than one person can eat!

Visited June 2013
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Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Cafe, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Tiredmommy,

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thanks for coming in and for the great review.
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