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Rose's Cafe

2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3902
+1 415-775-2200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“polenta” (13 reviews)
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Italian, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3902
Neighbourhood: Marina District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a toss up between average and very good rating. Went on a weekday around 10 a.m. and although crowded seated promptly. We were given menus with has a nice selection. It took about ten minutes before our waitress took our order. No fault...More

Thank mac33028
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After asking many locals where's the best place for lunch vast majority recommended Rose's....now I see why. Food and service both top notch. Only disappointment was the server recommended coquette (unsure of SP) for dinner and it was awful.....should have went back to Rose's where...More

Thank sammy333
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were so happy to get a table at Rose's on a rainy Easter morning! The wait staff kindly set two tables for our larger party. The food was great... especially the smoked salmon "pizza".

Thank Hkhisatomi
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped into Rose's late one evening and were seated immediately. We just needed a light bite. My husband had the minestrone soup and I had the citrus salad. Both were very good and reasonably priced. Just what we needed.

Thank cathymax1956
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A nice cafe to hang in Staff are very nice Top marks Well done to all that run this place Had a brilliant afternoon there

Thank patelsur
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I came for lunch with a friend on a weekday, and we were seated quickly. I enjoyed my Yukon potato hash, and quite liked that it was not a huge plate of food. What bugged me was being charged $5 for a simple cup of...More

Thank SF-Ranger
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great place for breakfast / brunch. Very nice outdoor seating. This is one of my favorite go to places for informal meetings over coffee.

Thank PeterSanFran123
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We expected a bit more based on recommendations. This small older venue was crowded, so some must think more of it that we did! Our salads were very nice, fresh and appreciated. We both ordered pasta dishes that sounded good on the menu, but neither...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We went here for breakfast and it was divine. I wasn't a huge fan of their style of bacon, but bacon is hard to mess up and I definitely ate it all. I had polenta and french toast, and my boyfriend had the breakfast pizza....More

Thank svnesbitt
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We came here on a recent trip through recommendation of our B&B and were really happy with our experience. Food was excellent, service prompt and friendly! Totally recommend!

Thank Jamie H
LAT915, Owner at Rose's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jamie, that's great to hear! thank you for posting your review.

Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3902
  • Public Transportation: 22 Fillmore
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-2200
  • E-mail
A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for locals who bask in the sun at sidewalk tables, duck inside for a cappuccino, or stay for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Many customers are regulars who frequent our pretty bistro-café that offers table service and deliciously consistent food - Italian fare created using organic local produce, fresh seafood, humanely raised meats, and free-range poultry. Rose's artisan bakers bake a daily selection of pastries, desserts and breads. Menu highlights include: pizzas, daily soups, and house made pastas.