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Darren's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Fisherman’s Wharf
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2731 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1203
+1 415-673-3345
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just dropped in when keeping our eyes open for a place to have breakfast. Service was excellent and it was good to be able to watch each of our breakfasts being freshly prepare,

Thank boxstergirl
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I passed by this cafe walking to and from Pier 39 and decided to stop by. It's a fusion of US/Vietnamese/Chinese food. I only wanted a snack so chose the French toast. The menu seems quite extensive and staff friendly. Prices are good. The only thing I didn't like was the weird smell but this might simply have been due... More 

Thank GlendaN56
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here after getting a breakfast recommendation from our concierge at the hotel.. SO HAPPY that we did! Our server was friendly and very attentive and the food was amazing. Delicious eggs Benedict (I had veggie & my husband had a bacon one) and the country potatoes were perfect, crispy on the outside and soft on... More 

Thank Haley C
Wollongong NSW Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here not expecting much but we were won over. So good we came back the next day. Good menu, good portion sizes, speedy service, we can really recommend this place. Lots of patrons but no waiting time - we were a large group including an infant but we were accommodated without any problems. Definitely give this place a go.

Thank LesDeralinga
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We found sanctuary here during the lunch rush, when every other reasonably-priced place by the Pier told us to wait for over 30 minutes. It was pretty busy here, but the service was very fast and the food was tasty. 9/10.

Thank Srinidhi M
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279 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I walked pass this place a few times and noticed that it was always packed. A good sign. We had breakfast here today. Even as busy as they were our food arrived fast and hot. Eggs, omelette and french toast , everyone liked their food. We will be going back tomorrow for breakfast also.

Thank Randy F
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The only bad thing I can say about Darrens is they close too early and wish they served dinner. Clean and casual. We found this spot for lunch on day 3 of our 5 day trip to the Warf. We missed the 4th day because we taught they were open til 4. Then visited again on the 5th with that... More 

Thank Robert S
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Found this small restaurant while walking around the Fisherman's Wharf area. Lunch and dinner menu is Chinese. Breakfast choices include some Chinese options along with tradition pancake, waffles, egg dishes. Their breakfast sandwich was quite good as was their omelets and hash browns. Service was extremely fast and efficient. Nothing fancy, not spacious but simple, good food at reasonable prices.

West Lafayette, Indiana
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The tables in this restaurant are unusually close together, but once you get seated, it's not too bad. The staff was eager to please and very prompt to fill glasses and get you anything you needed. A great breakfast to get us ready for a day in the city.

Thank Bev G
Amarillo, Texas
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This café was right down the street from the Hollywood Café, and equally as good...I did wonder if they were owned by the same people? When there was a huge line at Hollywood, you could stroll 1/2 a block to this one and get the exact same meal w/o the wait. Great breakfast and check out the Pho dishes...very good... More 

Thank tsth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2731 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-3345

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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