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Cafe Isabella

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1414 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-4707
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07:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Sudbury, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy little restaurant in a quiet neighbourhood. We ate breakfast at Cafe Isabella twice in our 5 days stay in San Fransisco. Excellent coffees and many food options like the breakfast burritos. All served with a smile!

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Thank windswept361
Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped here for Americano and I ordered bagel with cream cheese. Bagel was delicious, but coffee was watery and had bits of coffee in it. This was really disappointing, it was my 1st morning coffee. Then we realized that what we paid doesn't add up. Girl at the counter said that they changed the price and bagel is $2.50... More 

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Thank skeletoncrew
san francisco
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is one of those hidden, cute tiny spots that you just love to find. Isabella is located right in Nob Hill, run by a fantastic woman (who named the cafe after her daughter) and we eat breakfast there about every week. Their specialty is breakfast burritos - we get the 'Mexican' probably their most basic one - and it's... More 

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Thank stingley23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Hidden away but it's worth finding! Amazing burrito all ingredients are super fresh and the coffee was the best id had in SF.

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Thank Bethany W
New Jersey
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Saw the review on Trip Advisor, and decided to try this place. We were not disappointed. It is away from the hustle and bustle, and tourists who venture into the well known establishments. The menu is on the wall, and you order at the counter. There is only seating for approx. 15 people, so you need to be lucky, otherwise... More 

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Thank CaptDad42
Portland, Oregon
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

So small we almost missed it. My wife and I had a quick lunch during our walking tour of the city. Loved it. It's friendly, good service and amazing portions. My wife had a ciabatta sandwich that was too big for her to finish and i had a simple but delicious bagel with cream cheese. Not much room to sit... More 

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Thank Paul_K_Oregon
Rheinberg, Germany
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

After an hour waiting right in front of Mama's restaurant I decided to leave for Isabella's Cafe. The restaurant is mostly visited by locals. It is small with 4 tables. A very friendly ( possibly the owner ) lady took my order. After a short while I am sitting at the colorful table, taking a bite of my delicious burrito... More 

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Thank Porterricks
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We live down the street from Cafe Isabella's and have been going there for a few years now. We love the owner and her staff. Wonderful people who make an outstanding breakfast and lunch. Don't forget her Cafe Mocha Azteca. I am hooked. Her tamales? Superb. Only downside? Everyone knows how good they are so she tends to run out.... More 

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Thank TheChavelas
Miami, Florida
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Their breakfast burritos are big enough to share or if you are really hungry, but they are awesome! Coffee is good too. Take it to go as they only have 4 tables.

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Thank MelB_1384
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

I was The owner is very kind and her cookies are awesome! Near from Fairmont Hotel, about 3 blocks far from Fairmont.

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Thank Robson M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:30
Thursday
07:30 - 14:30
Friday
07:30 - 14:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-4707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill

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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

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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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