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Brain Wash Cafe and Laundromat

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American, Cafe, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
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1122 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3928
+1 415-861-3663
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Sooo...doing laundry when on vacation, rather NOT! But if it's really necessary and you're in San Francisco, go here! We did our laundry and had breakfast. The staff is very friendly, the food is good and the cappuccino really nice.

Thank Dewi D
Maitland, Australia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

After almost two weeks travel we really needed to do some washing. Just arrived in SF and used Google maps to find the closest Laudromat to our hotel. Brain Wash was a lovely surprise as it was also a very interesting cafe where we could get coffee and a meal as we had not eaten all day. Then relaxed and... More 

Thank Helen L
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

After staying in a hotel for a week with 2 days yet to go, wearing my clothes inside out had been exhausted. Hotel laundry services are excessive. I found Brain Wash within walking distance, 20 minutes via elevator from my 7th floor room to their door step. Neat, clean and pleasant. Posting with a sense of tongue in cheek humor.... More 

Thank Wanda M
San Antonio, Texas
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

If you have any intelligence they will not serve you cause you are a Republican What can you expect in a town that has elected Nancy Pelosi for so long

Thank Roxie B
St Albans, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went on saturday morning to wash aweeks worth of clothes on a month long trip. Its in an area where SF gets more earthy and real. The infrastructure is is either underinvested or steam punk, depending on your take, but the people are friendly fun nad helpful in a sincere way that is hard to find in this part... More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Good selection for breakfast, reasonably priced and good Quality Food. Outside seeting. You can do your laundry while you eat or enjoy a drink.

Thank Gerry K
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

There is comedy night every night were you will find an amazing slice of San Francisco culture. All coming together to Laugh. ..or do laundry...or Both.! The staff is warm and friendly and does a great job of keeping this place fun and upbeat by bringing in Veteran Comedian Tony Sparks to host your experience They have a great sidewalk... More 

Thank infogurus
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We had breakfast here for four mornings. I have travelled a lot in the US, before and after the BWC visit, and I must say the coffee there is the best! (and Swedes are very picky with their coffee ;) When we're talking about our San Francisco visit Brain Wash Café automatically is mentioned! I guess there are many more... More 

Thank Nixxan
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

When you find yourself south of Market St, food near Civic Center can be hit or miss. That is why the Brainwash Cafe is such a gem. The cafe also serves the neighborhood as a coin operated laundromat. The restaurant part offers breakfast sandwiches, burgers, tuna melts, pasta and salads of much variety. I always see their handwritten daily specials... More 

Thank Audrey C
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Wow......what a place and very unique atmosphere! Invited by our son to visit the Brain Wash for a special stand-up comedian night at a laundry......what?..... A laundry with drinks and a menu and an evening comedy hour? A must to check out and enjoy! It was a blast.......and wife & I being the upper age limit compared to the entire... More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Cafe, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3928
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-861-3663

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Staying in SoMa

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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