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“Great food in a place that brings you back in time.”
Review of Golden Coffee Shop

Golden Coffee Shop
Ranked #615 of 6,556 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Diner
Neighborhood: Lower Nob Hill
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Lower Nob Hill
Reviewed September 11, 2011

Outstanding food. Hash browns that my wife loves(she is a connoisseur). The atmosphere is spartan. Sit at the bar and enjoy the food.

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Thank Chewbacca1
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Now I like to try new eating experiences as much as the next woman, but I laughed out loud when I read a review of this place once that complained that they didn't offer challa french toast. Dude look in the window, read the reviews, the Golden Coffee Shop is a place to go for a genuine, no-frills, freshly cooked breakfast for a ridiculously tiny price, not fancy brunch food. The brothers who run this old-school diner have been doing so for decades. Whenever I land in San Francisco it's always my first stop - Avocado and Jack Cheese Omeletter served with hash browns (freshly grated not out of a frozen packet). I think the most I've ever paid for breakfast here is $US8 including a 25% tip. The french toast is a huge stack, the pancakes generous. The only thing I steer clear of is the poached eggs, made in a steamer and served in a bowl alongside your plate, and the coffee is not fabulous. Go hungry, sit at the counter, be polite to the lovely man behind the counter, don't be a jerk and try to order something that's not on the menu, like Challah French Toast or a skinny soy moccacino. Leave a generous tip. Repeat.

Date of visit: February 2011
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Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

Two Asian bros cook and serve. Generous portions at low $. Under $6 before tip gets great eggs hashbrowns bacon and coffee. No frills. Whole place fits in 25x25 room. Loved the old sf feel and prices.

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Thank Worldtex
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

What a funny little place. Don't expect much from the interior. It is old and shabby but what the cook can do with it is fabulous. The food is not top notch or fancy but down to earth. You get omelettes, eggs, pancakes and all the other favorite breakfast items for a bargain. The staff is frienfly and gives it this family style feeling which makes you overlook some of the little flaws of this place.

Date of visit: June 2011
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Thank flying_fkb
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

Basic American breakfast at a great price. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and waffles all cooked to order for about $6. The place is like a time capsule from the "40's. Basically a counter with stools and a grill. Hash browns are shredded by hand when you order them. If you want a basic breakfast done right, this is the place to go.

Date of visit: February 2011
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Thank plngp
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