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JoAnn's Cafe

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1131 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3207
+1 650-872-2810
Today
08:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:30
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Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My twenty-something son who is living in South San Francisco for a few months said we "had to" have breakfast at JoAnn's Cafe that is up the hill from the restaurant. I'm visiting with my other son who is a high school senior. He got the pancakes & sausage (hearty meal) and I chose the Gaucho. We are going back... More 

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Thank Chris2200
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Decent food. It's way too much, you can share with your partner. But it's employee owned and they do a pretty good breakfast for the price. I go back again and again.

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Thank stellab b
San Francisco
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Have not visited Joann's cafe yet. I called there today to inquire about availability of toddler seats. The woman who took the call seemed hurried and unaccommodating. I still had another follow up question and she hung up on me. I called there again to get her name and told "Isabella" that that is not the way to treat customers,... More 

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Thank Babaghans
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The food was good. I really enjoyed my meal. It had options to opt for a particular breakfast dish. Orange juice was perfect.

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Thank Megha G
South San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I've been going to JoAnn's for many years & the food has always been good & I love their muffins! I love that it's a small neighborhood place that offers more personal service not a chain restaurant

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Thank Lunarrr
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Very local place, good service and the food was delicious. I enjoyed the Goucho. There was good parking and easy to get to.

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Thank Eddie H
San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is the best breakfast in the San Francisco area, period. Sometimes a short wait, but well worth it. The service is super friendly, excellent quality food, interesting specials. What keeps bringing us back is the Mexican style breakfasts. Hearty, so flavorful, very fresh ingredients. Spicy Migas is my favorite, my husbands gets an omelette with chorizo, jalapenos and cream... More 

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Thank giftgrrl
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I am a foodsnob and European,and they are terrific, service food, excelent! Repeat customer for years.

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Thank Jurgen W
South San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I used to work here many years ago so I can tell you first-hand that everything in this restaurant is fantastic!

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San Francisco
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

JoAnns is a local diner that features new diner fare that has Latin-fusion undertones. I love them because they are not afraid to experiment with new and exciting dishes and they always take into consideration personal preferences, for example, I like my hash browns well done and they always honor my request. Good food, great location and good people working... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:30
Thursday
07:30 - 14:30
Friday
07:30 - 14:30
Saturday
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-872-2810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?