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“Some things never change...”
Review of Buena Vista Cafe

Buena Vista Cafe
Ranked #51 of 5,737 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Some things never change...”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Every time I visit SF I must start my day at the BV. Reasonable, good breakfast and I gotta have a famous Irish Coffee! I've loved this place for 30 years! Don't ever change!

  • Visited March 2013
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Bigfork, Montana
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The Ideal place for an Irish Coffee”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

On the recommendation of our friend, we made a special trip to the Buena Vista Cafe to have an Irish Coffee. The recommendation proved to be spot on. We thoroughly enjoyed our Irish Coffee, and the atmosphere was charming. Although we didn't enjoy a dinner while we were there, a look at the menu was enough to tempt us to return at a later time.
A visit to San Francisco would not be complete without a stop at the Buena Vista.

  • Visited December 2012
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North Carolina
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320 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Irish Coffee & Corned Beef Hash!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

When you visit San Francisco, it's mandatory to stop in at Buena Vista Cafe for an Irish coffee (or two!). Our most recent visit was no exception. We were a group of 8 and initially sat at the bar for Irish coffee and when a table for 8 opened up, we moved there to order breakfast. I love corned beef hash and it was perfect! This is a busy, happening place and we started off our day with a smile!

  • Visited September 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

A great breakfast and a great Irish coffee. What more can one want. The crab specialties are the best . The Omlets are also quite good, especially the bacon and cheese.

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“surprisingly good breakfast”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Saw this on a travel/food show and had to add it to my itinerary. Irish coffee was very good, a little sweet for my taste but they use Tullamore Dew and a nice cream and that made the difference. The breakfast was really good and the corned beef hash was great. Definitely add this to your list of breakfast spots even if you don't like irish coffee. Service was quick and friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
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