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“Perfect for a refreshing drink or food”

Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store and Cafe
Ranked #536 of 5,946 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Reviewed September 4, 2013

How can you pass up a cafe with this name? It is in a charming old building across the street from Washington Park. We were exhausted after exploring the neighborhood. I had read the reviews and told my husband you can just have a drink here. Wish I had not said that because most people seemed to have a piece of the cake on the counter. It disappeared while we sat there. We could not get a table outside, but sat by a window to rest, refresh and people watch. The waitress was very nice for someone so busy. My husband had coffee and I had Italian soda-pink grapefruit. I'd like to have lunch the next time we are in the city.

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Thank travel7continents
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

This place is wonderful! The atmosphere is very relaxing, great place to people watch... The Expresso is great and the salted caramel chocolate cake is to die for!

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

A most enjoyable local, which is most welcoming to visitors. Made us feel as if we lived in the neighbourhood, so we felt at home straight away. We received great service and great food on both our evening visits. Can highly recommend the focaccia oven sandwiches, we tried both chicken 1 & 2, both scrummy. An excellent place to unwind after a busy day sightseeing and we shall return often next time we visit San Fran.

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Thank Melanie W
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Stumbled across this place in Little Italy, on our San Francisco in a day self guided walking tour. They were just opening up but had no problem getting us a beverage. We had just one and set back off on our tour. After hiking up and down and all around, we finished our tour right back at Mario's. The place was bustling by then and the entitre staff welcomed us back in as if we were long lost friends! Although we only enjoyed the company, atmosfere and beverages, the food looked absolutly amazing! We loved this place so much we came back after a week in Napa before flying back to Florida!

Thank emptynester103
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Awesome paninis. Service a little slow when busy, but worth the wait. Snag a sidewalk table for perfect Washington Square observation post.

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Thank JayM224
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