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Darren's Cafe

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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2731 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1203
+1 415-673-3345
08:00 - 16:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Perth, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food was great, the service too. All the waiters and waitresses were friendly and helpful, always checking on us. We sat outside as it was crowded inside so they put the outside heater on for us which was very effective. Oh and so cheap! So glad I found this on trip advisor!

Thank Christianna74
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in before a morning at fishermans wharf. Great service and friendly staff. I had french toast with fresh fruit which was delicious and my brother the pancake special which he enjoyed. Well priced and coffee was kept filled. Our waiters seemed to be competing over which would serve which led to a few interruptions but otherwise fantastic.

Thank Amy W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends had a very satisfying breakfast the other day. Great food for a reasonable price and very good service.

Thank Seb S
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149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

So wish I had found this place Years ago. On a recent trip with my son we spotted this place and on our last day popped in for breakfast. What a treat. Service was fast and the food was at the table in under 5 minutes. I had sausage and eggs with home potatoes. Very good. My son had eggs... More 

Thank flyfishn
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Darren's for breakfast this morning and it was so busy. A good sign. We got a seat quickly and there was so much on the menu. I had blueberry pancakes and my partner had scrambled eggs with chorizo. Although it was busy the food arrived quickly and was tasty and filling. Definitely worth a visit and I'd like... More 

Thank Mogster2014
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We passed this bustling dive on the way to Fisherman's Wharf, and resolved to come back. We were not disappointed. There were all kinds of folks eating dishes ranging from eggs benedict to Pho. We had a pork vermicelli dish which was delicious and cheap. Crowded and cheerful

Thank CoronadoCarol
Auckland, New Zealand
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121 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Quick and friendly service. Great value for money. Amazing variety of breakfast menu - including pho! Close to Pier 39. Can be quite busy during breakfast but worth the wait. If you're in the area and looking for a fantastic breakfast spot, look no more!

Thank -Gary-T-L

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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