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“Funky - In a good way.”
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 January 23, 2013

The Golden Coffee House consists of a counter and 2 to 3 small tables. The counter seats about 15 and takes up about 75% of the place. The counter is ‘U’ shape with the grill closing the gap of the ‘U’. You can watch the cook pour your pancake batter of flip your omelet (which he does with some finesse).
The breakfast menu is simple but long. Many of the selections are variations on a theme, for example, 1 egg/one bacon, 1 egg/2 bacon, 2 egg/2 bacon, etc. There is a section with about 8 different omelets.

My wife went light with two eggs and two bacon strips. I had the “Joe’s Special” omelet made with onions and mushrooms. I was very pleased with the food. The omelet was good and more than enough to keep me going for hours of sight-seeing.

A word of warning. I do not want to leave the reader with the impression that the place is dirty. It is not. But it is old and cramped. If you are a germ freak you may want to look for a Denny’s some place. If you want a good breakfast in a friendly neighborhood restaurant then go here.

Date of visit: January 2013
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Thank Escarcha
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Truly unique breakfast spot. No frills, no nonsense, family owned. Looked like Pop cooking with Mom and daughter serving. Busy. Small. Counter seat most fun to watch the action.

Unlike so many breakfast joints, this is all done to order from scratch. No opening of the frozen hash browns. Potatoes are grated fresh. No cooking of 10# of bacon before opening...nope, Pop does it to order. Portions are generous. Don't be in a hurry.

Simple, good hearty breakfast with no frills.

Date of visit: January 2013
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Thank Bellingham_WAEater
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Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

This place wont win any prizes for decor with its back to basics interior, we stopped by due to the fact that we were staying across the street and the place had good reviews on TA. We had pancakes and waffles - worth a visit for good food on a budget. Stay away if you like plush fixtures & fittings.

Thank Greasygoose
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Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

a simple eatery where a delicious breakfast is prepared. the blueberry pancakes and veggie omelet were tasty! when sitting at the bar, it is a nice spectacle!

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Thank Scrappy1981
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

The food was super cheap and very yummy. Must go for travelers on a budget! Only bummer is that it was cash only which wasn't a big deal because there is an atm across the street.

Date of visit: September 2012
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