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Nook Cafe

Nob Hill
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1500 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3114
+1 415-447-4100
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a small corner cafe and looks attractive from the outside. It is on the corner where the cable car passes by and we had spotted it from our various trips on the cable cars and decided to break our journey there one day . It has a small local feel to the place and like your custom is... More 

Thank JPY
Prior Lake
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My mom and I ran into The Nook when we were exploring San Francisco, wonderful breakfast but was not impressed with our coffee drinks... She had a hot chocolate and I had a chai tea and they both tasted more like water than our drinks.

Thank antanner
San Francisco Bay Area
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283 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

We were wandering around Nob Hill area looking for a lunch option. We wanted the right options on food, outdoor seating, and not to long a wait. We saw the Nook from across the street, I was initially negative as their signage says cafe/ wine bar....with the wine bar telling me to try elsewhere. But we walked over to check... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

We found this cafe a few blocks up from the very interesting cable car museum and we had lunch a second time en route to the Van Ness House. Good salads and sandwiches and baking. Only complaint was due to the free wifi it can be difficult to get a table: lots of singles sitting for ages with a coffee:... More 

Thank bramble40
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

A great cafe with amazing staff right on the corner for the cable car to fisher wants wharf! Amazing healthy choices and superb drinks, only tried for breakfast but apparently evenings are just a s good.

Thank Steve B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

A really nice we cafe, only popped in for drinks one evening and had planned to return for food at some point but never made it. Had already had food that evening but had real envy at the plates that were coming out for diners. Guys were friendly and helpful.

Thank durkit
San Francisco, California
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248 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

I really wanted to love this place and spend my mornings there. The coffee was fine, and watching the cable cars (every 15min or so) was a really cute idea. But their wifi wouldn't connect with my laptop, and the people were kind of rude about it. Also went for a glass of wine one evening, and they advertised the... More 

Thank amylfed
Campbell, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

A terrific little corner cafe/restaurant that we have visited many times. Food is very good and service is always so friendly and welcoming. Whether it's dropping in for a glass of wine or a light bite, you can't go wrong with a visit to the Nook!

Thank PQ11
Wye Valley
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Found this on an internet search. Walked there from our apartment and it was well worth the effort. Excellent menu and service. More vegetarian but that is not a criticism as everything was fresh and superb. Fabulous watching the cable cars pass by. Recommend a visit.

Thank WyePhysio
New Richmond, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We decided to stop here for a beer after seeing it while taking the Cable Car up Nob Hill. We are glad we stopped. Pabst Blue Ribbon was inexpensive during Happy Hour, and the warm flatbread was excellent. Service was good-the servers answered all of our questions and were very friendly. We sat outside enjoying our beer, flatbread, and sandwich,... More 

Thank kleiner57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-447-4100

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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 Nob Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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