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Barbary Coast

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Union Square
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55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2812
+1 415-989-3888
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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137 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Peak times are pretty busy but the queue moves. It was hard to get a place to sit and eat but we managed to find one. Food was pretty good - croissant with sausage was nice and their coffee is pretty good. You just can't hang around too long as there will be people constantly needing a place to sit... More 

Thank shedee
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the cafe many times since it's just next to the hotel that I stayed in. Coffee and pastries were good. Most important of all, it has the best ☕️ coffee with many choices like medium roast or dark roast....and coffee is cheap too! At $1.85 for 12oz!

Thank helloamytoh
Round Lake, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We ate breakfast twice here. Good croissant sandwiches for breakfast and wonderful cinnamon rolls. Quick service. Crowded but food came up quickly.

Thank Susan N
Port Orange, Florida
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Good fast service. Coffee is very good here. They have made to order breakfast sandwiches and plenty of pastries. Even if the line is long it moves quick.

Thank Eric F
Los Angeles
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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Stopped in for a quick coffee and muffin. We were staying in the Parc 55 and this is next door. Great selection, price and the coffee was tasty.

Thank Nomad_LA
Woodbury, Minnesota
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Hot croissant sandwiches with ham and cheese or egg and sausage hit the spot this morning! They have lovely pastries as well. I bet their sandwiches would be good for lunch.

Thank LovingNewAdventures
Brookline, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Good first cup of coffee & croissant. Two nice ladies (?mother & daughter) sell these to folks of all walks of life in SF's grimy & seedy tenderloin district. It appears to have an association with hotel 9 Parc.

Thank EL_Boston
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Great little spot to grab a quick coffee and something for breakfast on your way out to check out the city. The coffee is great! Don't expect anything fancy here, but it was perfect for a quick cheap breakfast.

Thank Ace318
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Decent coffee stop and nice pastries. Good range of juices and good place to grab a quick bite for either breakfast or lunch.

Thank Tim-J-W
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I had an after office meeting and this place has good food, good service. Good atmosphere as well if you want to stay for a couple of drinks

Thank Juan Pablo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-3888

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

Staying in Union Square

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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 sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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