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Cafe De La Presse

352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607
+1 415-398-2860
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
07:30 - 21:30All hours
French, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607
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Reviewed yesterday

Cafe de la Presse has a lot going for it. The location is two blocks from Union Square and basically across the street from China town. It's very convenient to much of the central city. The restaurant itself would fit easily among countless Paris streets....More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not want the same-old city breakfast, and as this restaurant was right across the street form our hotel we thought we would try it - and it was excellent! Good service, tasty food and interesting combinations. We would definitely return here.

Thank BenVerona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place exudes Paris! (Yes, I have seen the real thing) Waitron was Argentinian – can’t have everything. He was, however, excellent. We ate steak frites, naturally. Good, if a little expensive, choice. Wine was French and reasonable (and expensive). Nice ambience, good service and...More

Thank grahamee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of walking uphills and downhills we deserved good dinner. We chose this restaurant because of its walking distance from our hotel and from the good reviews from other travellers. Our entree were tuna salad and duck breast which were exceed our expectation....More

Thank P_and_C2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast here twice on a recent trip to San Fran. Food is really fresh and great options to eat healthy too (if you want to do that!). Decent coffee. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend it. Highly recommend the...More

Thank Kavick
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We just finished shopping at China Town and had delicious French onion soup, bread, and a delightful sandwich!

Thank Karel M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This establishment needs a major shakeup in every way. Can't say anymore as there too much to point out where and why it is so dreadful.

2  Thank Ian H
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Visited on a previous trip to SF so returned. Whilst the food and setting had not changed the staff had. Waiter was unhelpful and curt and had no interest in chat or politeness. Spoilt the meal and will not return. Avoid.

2  Thank Gunnersi
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice cafe in a hip area that's surrounded by upmarket retail brands and hotels. The menu is primarily defined in French and offers some interesting meal options. It's priced higher than most places but the food quality and taste is convincing. The...More

Thank Oliveiro R
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I had been to the Cafe De La Presse two years prior when it was busy. We had to flag down a server for more coffee at least twice but we attributed it to the full restaurant. This time, my daughter and I were among...More

2  Thank tuffy
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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14 January 2017|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
At the corner of Bush Street and Grant Avenue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-3607
    (Bush St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-2860
  • E-mail
For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.
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