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Brenda's French Soul Food

652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
+1 415-345-8100
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (92 reviews)
“beignets” (246 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
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Reviewed yesterday

Brenda's has become one of our staples when visiting San Francisco. It is located in the Tenderloin District (just adjacent the civic center) and easy to get to. However, because of its popularity expect a line and be patient as it's worth the wait. One...More

Thank fredyt3
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a most memorable breakfast/brunch with excellent offerings and hard decisions to make since we do not live in the country. It is very fast paced and would do well to do your homework before attending so that you are ready to make a...More

Thank BestFoodFan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous breakfast place, always a queue when I've been and could be 30 min wait. Worth it though, and a nice buzz to the place.

Thank JesBreslaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't let the exterior and surroundings fool you, this place is a gem! Once you walk through the doors, you are greeted with nothing but smiles and kindness from everyone. The decor is super cute and the music was great. Although they were very busy,...More

Thank Niconthego
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool spot in what is referred to as "the tenderloin" (or just outside it?) of San Fran. Kinda sketchy getting here if you're walking but the food was great and portions more than adequate. The eggs Benedict with fried chicken is a must.

Thank chrisalinho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beignets are wonderfully light with very flavorful filling. My favorite was the crawfish. Their shrimp and grits rivaled what I had in Savannah and the creole seafood frittata was delicious. Try their cream biscuits. Not the yeasty style I'm used to, but good none...More

Thank Nate H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious, amazing food. There was a long wait (1 hour), with people outside on the sidewalk waiting to get in, so the wait was pretty enjoyable and totally worth it. Reasonable prices, top notch food and friendly service. I had a seafood/cajun fritatta with...More

Thank Jon O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious lunch here with my husband. We went there based on TripAdvisor reviews, though it was a bit out of our way - totally worth it! Customer service was amazing and food was authentic and delicious. The beignets were a highlight, though I...More

Thank SarahDelPrete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This food was delicious, but warning, make sure you know the meals before you order it! I ordered the BFC, straight to the point fried chicken, collard greens, mash potatoes and two sauces: a pepper jelly sauce and a peach marmalade for the biscuit. THE...More

Thank Keisha A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The biscuits are the best so is the fried chicken, the mash potatoes are good too i got the chicken fried steak i did not like it at all, the staff was just ok we went late i think they were just ready to go,...More

Thank Jodi K
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Marsha P
17 July 2017|
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Response from Chygrl | Reviewed this property |
We went in evening, so I'm not sure. Sorry
Tanya W
26 January 2016|
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Response from Maureen H | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. There is a chalk board where you sdf your first name and number in party to the list. Enjoy
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29 October 2015|
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Response from Marcia2424 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about this but the warmest beaches are in Southern California.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-345-8100
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