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Simple Pleasures Cafe

3434 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2702
+1 415-387-4022
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good15%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
7 Jan 2018
“Love, love, love!!!”
14 May 2017
“Decent coffee”
Open Now
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Cafe, American, Deli
3434 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2702
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Simple Pleausres cafe has it all! Even their coffee cups are great. Simple, plain and white❤️ what I would do to be there right now. I visited a lot over the summer months as I lived nearby and I can’t say a single bad thing...More

Thank relly1912
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Great to see a coffee shop that roasts its own coffee! Nice looking cafe and good choice of coffee. The reason for 3 stars is I asked if the roast was medium (which I said I preferred) and the barista said yes as it was...More

Thank kani75
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Neighborhood coffee roaster has a cafe to showcase their beverages called the Simple Pleasures Cafe. Today I tried the almond milk cafe latte and prewrapped brownie. Cafe offers other coffee beverages, a short list of black, green & herbal teas, beers and hot sandwiches. The...More

Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 7 March 2016

One of the more relaxing cafe I know in San Francisco. Always a very friendly local crowd hanging out having a few beers. Come for the coffee and IPA Beer, take a seat on the parklet outside and enjoy Balboa St and the people :)

Thank TomPambazo
Reviewed 2 January 2016

They roast their own coffee right next door. Went here three mornings in a row. Yummy lox/bagels! Parking can be a challenge.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 26 November 2015

This place has been around since the 70, great ambient and great people - new addition now is a public bench right in front of it - free wifi!

Thank Limoexpert
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Cash only. Pretty good value. Food so-so to disappointing. Lots of wifi users and conversation. Funky graffiti everywhere. Interesting art and photos. Relaxing.

Thank uniwatt
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We made several visits to this café during our stay in San Fransisco. We were staying with family who lived a few blocks away. Every time we visited it was always busy, sometimes queuing out of the door just for the coffee! We had several...More

Thank CardiffBayTraveller
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Very hard to find good coffee in The States, spoke to the barista about a flat white (traditionally Australian) and his attempt was really good. Nailed everything. The pleasure was ours . . .

Thank Lochie B
Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

This place has the best coffee in the area. You don't go there for meals, but coffee, lattes, and the occasional bagel are definitely worth it!

Thank sarahardelle
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3434 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-2702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-387-4022
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