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“simple yet delicious”
Review of Oakside Cafe

Oakside Cafe
Ranked #1,904 of 5,826 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Cafe
Neighborhood: Haight-Ashbury
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Neighborhood: Haight-Ashbury
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stopped in for a bagel sandwich and a cup of coffee. I kept asking my boyfriend, "Why is this so delicious?" I mean, it's just a toasted bagel with some cream cheese and sliced tomato. He said it's because the food was made with pride.

That was it, the intangible. Simple, fresh ingredients put together with integrity.

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Thank Crystal J
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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Good grab and go bagel sandwiches at this place. Typical cafe vibe with an upstairs set if tables to study/read/whatever. I recommend it for out-of-towners as we were.

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Thank ksmith1281
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is a nice neighbourhood cafe with a good selection of breakfast items, tasty sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages at reasonable prices. Plenty of seating on ground level and mezzanine. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. There is one computer station for those who can't make it through lunch without internet. Every other Sunday afternoon, a ukulele group plays in the downstairs section.

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Thank bmadscientist
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

OakSide Cafe is a hip little property located on the corner of Oak and Broderick (one block west of Divisadero). Neither fussy nor pretentious, this clean and casually arty cafe plays host to groovy hipsters, day laborers, and middle aged travelers, among others.

There are plenty of places in Lower Haight to break your fast, but some may also help break your wallet. For those travelers who might be a little cash-conscious after a few days in spend-easy free-wheeling San Fran, the OakSide is a breakfast godsend, a nice spot where quality meets economy.

Cynthia enjoyed the granola both visits, which came loaded with fruit and was pronounced very filling. As for me, to quote the immortal Lennon: I am the Egg Man.

OakSide has bagels from $1.29 to $3.95; those at the higher end can contain scrambled egg plus ham and your choice of cheese, too. Top it off with a good cup of fresh brewed coffee or tea and you're good to go. I certainly was.

Lunchtime specialty sandwiches run from $5.75 to $6.95, but the best deal of all might be the $4.95 lunch time special which is composed of a sandwich and a complimentary drink (11:30 - 1:30).

These prices compare very favorably to other nearby eating spots.

The decor is bright and the place is lined with original art for sale or on permanent display. Other amenities include a computer with Internet ($1 for ten minutes), a selection of free local papers, a curio cabinet offering interesting bric-a-brac, curiosities and junqtiques, and those free advertising postcards which often make nice souvenirs.

There is also an upstairs gallery, where you can sit and look down on the little people while enjoying your cuppa, if that's your thing.

To sum it up, the OakSide Cafe rocks.

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Thank Jim_Naughton
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